Cork Ireland Attractions – A Glimpse

Located in the South West of Ireland, the beautiful County Cork is the largest of all the counties in Ireland. Rich farmlands and river valleys contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west, and above all there is the magnificent coastline scooped and fretted by the Atlantic into great bays and secret coves, strewn with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands. This is basically why people love visiting Cork.

Here are some of the most visited attractions in Cork that you may want to visit, car rentals are available throughout Ireland. There are car hire in Cork that are available through the internet.

Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone – The world renowned Blarney Castle and the legendary Blarney Stone can be found in the charming village of Blarney, just 7km north of Cork city in County Cork. Built nearly 1000 years ago for the McCarthy Clan, Blarney Castle remains one of Ireland’s oldest castles.

Gougane Barra – Gougane Barra is one of the top beauty spots in County Cork. The present ruins date from around 1700 when a priest called Denis O’Mahony retreated to the island. Gougane Barra is famous for outdoor activities such as cycling, walking and fishing.

Charles Fort – The famous star shaped fort , The fort has two enormous bastions overlooking the estuary, and three looking inland. As one of the largest military forts in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most significant events in Irish history.

Glengarriff Bamboo Park – The unique exotic garden in one of the most attractive areas of Ireland. Situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff in the southwest. Thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and othertropical plants, amidst of romantic paths and breathtaking views.

Millstreet Country Park – Experience the vastness of the park with its waterfalls, lakes, archaelology and gardens set in a spectacular landscape enhanced by up to 700 Red Deer. An Audio-Visual presentation goes back through the evolution of the landscape from the pre ice age to the present day.

Midleton Distillery – he distillery started life as a woolen manufacturing business in 1796. By the 1820s the buildings were lying empty until three brothers James, Daniel and Jeremiah Murphy decided that the perfect purpose for these fine buildings should be the manufacture of whiskey. Initially run as a family concern calling themselves James Murphy & Co they ultimately merged with several other distillers in the area to be come known as the Cork Distillers Company.

Source by Ren Alejan Reny

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