known as Queenstown, was the centre of Irish emigration, the
last port of call of the Titanic, and the place to which
survivors of the Lusitania were brought. Visit the
Queenstown Story -
a multimedia exhibition at Cobh's Victorian Railway Station
Barryscourt Castle, Carrigtwohill
Dates from the same period as Bunratty and Dunguaire Castles.
Built in 1206, it was the seat of the Earl of Barrymore until
1700. The castle was opened to the public after extensive
This is a classic late Georgian Mansion with Italianate printed
walls, Adam Fireplaces and one of the finest staircases in
The Jameson Centre, Midleton
Experience the history of Irish Whiskey, see the world's biggest
Pot Still and after your tour enjoy a sample of Irish Whiskey.
Fota Wildlife Park, Fota Island
Here you will see over 70 species of wildlife from all 5
roam freely past bird-filled
lakes, monkey islands and flamingo parks. A great family
Fota Gardens Arboretum and Fernery
Why not take a relaxing stroll through these gardens and explore
the 150 year old world famous Arboretum
A village renowned for its superb pottery. Visit the potters
at work at Stephen Pearse's emporium
Created by the Strangman Family in the early 1800's and
impeccably maintained until the death of Lydia Strangman in
1952. A programme of restoration began in 1983, when Tim and
Darina Allen established their famous Cookery School. Gardens
are open April to September.
There are 3 beautiful beaches in the area
Ballycotton, Garryvoe and
The ancient town of Youghal was occupied by the Danes and
Normans and was also part of the great tract of land that was
granted to Sir Walter Raleigh. His home, Myrtle Grove, still
stands today and is open to the public. Tradition has it that it
was here he planted the first potatoes. The main street is
spanned by the Clock Gate built in 1777.
Ballycotton Sanctuary & Wetlands
A bird sanctuary of international importance stretches from
Ballycotton around the
bay to Ballymacoda.