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Ballycotton, Co. Cork

Ballycotton (Irish: Baile Choitín) is a village in County Cork, situated about 40km (25 miles) east of Cork city. It is a famous fishing village much favoured by deep sea anglers. The village is set on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay.  It offers fantastic views over a boat filled harbour to a steep island crowned by a lighthouse. There are cliff walks, and inland an extensive marshy bird sanctuary.

Should you visit in March, you will find this tiny village hosting the Ballycotton 16km (10 mile) Road Race, which, except for marathons, is the largest race in these islands.

Deep Sea angling was first undertaken in Ireland from Ballycotton. From a non-tidal harbour productive angling marks can be reached in 20-40 minutes.
 
3.5km (2 miles) East of Ballycotton is Garryvoe with its beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches that stretches for about 25 kms east to Knockadoon Head.

Visitors to this famous fishing village will enjoy the views from the cliff walks and the rich birdlife as it is one of Europe’s top bird watching sites. 

Attractions nearby include The Old Midleton Distillery (+353 (0) 21 461 3594, open all year) where guided tours are available and golfers are spoilt for choice as there are 10 courses within a 10 mile radius of Ballycotton.

Gardens

Fota Arboretum & Gardens - Fota Island County Cork Ireland
Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens
Cobh, Co. Cork
These pleasure grounds, set in a 780 acre estate on Fota Island, are proof of the T and M principle in gardening. Time and money can achieve wonderful results, and the Smith-Barry family had both. In 1820, John Smith-Barry had father and son Rich ...
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Golf

Cork Golf Club - Little Island Cork ireland
Cork Golf Club
Cork City, Co. Cork
Course Type: Parkland
Cork Golf Club is one of the finest challenges of any golf course in Ireland with an 18 hole championship course over 6,730 yards. It's made up of heathland terrain with large undulating greens and is located amidst beautiful scenery on the ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Castlemartyr Resort - Lodges & Mews
Castlemartyr, Co. Cork
Castlemartyr Resort offers the perfect County County self catering holiday for golfers, families, and groups alike. Spanning a 220 acre Estate, adjacent to the ruins of an ancient castle, this all-new County Cork holiday resort features two lodgi ...
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What's On

Cobh Farmers Market - County Cork - Fridays
Cobh Farmers Market

Sea Front, Cobh, County Cork

Fridays: 10am - 1pm

Contact: Tanya Burke. 021 481 4753
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Tourist Attractions

Dungarvan Castle - Dungarvan County Waterford Ireland
Dungarvan Castle
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Dungarvan Castle (also known as King John's Castle) was built by the Normans in the 12th century and strengthened by King John of Robin Hood fame in the early 1200's. The Castle consists of a polygonal shell keep with an enclosing curtain wall, a ...
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Wedding Venues

Flemings Restaurant - Cork Wedding Venue
Flemings Restaurant
Cork City, Co. Cork
Michael and Eileen Fleming’s impressive Georgian house is set on five acres of garden and patio areas on a hillside overlooking the river and city. There is a choice of churches nearby, wedding blessings are possible here and there are plen ...
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