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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

Cedar Lodge - Garden - County Cork
Cedar Lodge
Midleton, Co. Cork
Many people will remember Neil and Sonia Williams’ excellent nursery at Carewswood, Midleton. The Williams have retired, but over 12,000 plants came with them when they moved to their new home in 1996. With a wealth of treasures to accommod ...
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Golf

Fota Island Golf Clubhouse
Fota Island Golf Club
Cobh, Co. Cork
Course Type: Parkland
Fota Island Golf Club is located a few minutes drive from Cork City, Ireland's second city. It lies in the heart of a 780 acre estate which is included in "The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland". The splendid woodlands are ...
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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

Greenbarn Farmers Market - Co Cork - Fridays
Fridays 10am-2pm (in covered garden centre)

Location:

Greenbarn Garden and Lifestyle, Killeagh, Youghal, Co Cork

Contact:

Sandy Burns 087 6329334 email ...
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Tourist Attractions

Cobh Heritage Centre - Cobh County Cork Ireland
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh, Co. Cork
An exhibition of The Origins, History and Legacy of Cobh. Between 1848 and 1950, over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland – over 2.5 million from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration in Ireland. Cobh ...
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Wedding Venues

Ballyvolane House - Wedding Venue in Fermoy County Cork Ireland
Ballyvolane House
Fermoy, Co. Cork
The Green family’s gracious mansion is surrounded by its own farmland, magnificent wooded grounds, a trout lake and formal terraced gardens, all carefully managed and maintained. The Italianate style of the present house - including a pilla ...
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