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Ballylickey, Co. Cork

Ballylickey (Irish: Béal Átha Leice) is a charming village at the very heart of Bantry Bay near Bantry, County Cork. The Ovane river flows into Bantry Bay at Ballylickey. Ballylickey is known for its stunning scenery, its unspoilt environment and the genuine warmth of its welcome and is outside the busy tourist trail which makes it even more attractive.

The area is a haven for walkers with some of the finest walking country in Ireland. From ambling in quiet county lanes to strenuous hikes in the rugged Caha or Sheehy mountain ranges. offering some while

Nearby Sheep's head and "Goats Path"  and the magnificent Beara Peninsula provide a lovely drive from Ballylickey with plenty of vistas awaiting around every corner.

Bantry town - home of Bantry House,  where the Earls of Bantry have resided since 1739 - is just five minutes away and has some excellent craft shops. Glengarriff and Bantry Park provide a couple of testing courses for golfers, while there is sea angling nearby and salmon and trout fishing in season.

Ballylickey Manor House (+353 (0) 275 0071) is a worthwhile place to visit, built over 300 years ago as a shooting lodge, it was fondly restored in the 1940s, and guided tours of the grounds and house are provided.  Ballylickey is close to the West Cork Garden Trail which offers many beautiful private and public gardens.

Gardens

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Derreen Garden
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
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Golf

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Course Type: Parkland
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Self Catering

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Built around a courtyard and set in mature grounds and gardens, all of the Self-Catering Holiday Cottages have their own garden patio and a front terrace. From here, you can enjoy views of the distant hills (with a historic Spanish tower) to the ...
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What's On

Kenmare Farmers Market - County Kerry
Kenmare Farmers Market

An Cro, Bridge Street, Kenmare, County Kerry

Wednesdays - Sunday 10-6pm. (7 days during July and August)

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Tourist Attractions

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Killarney, Co. Kerry
Killarney National Park was the first national park established in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish state in 1932. It is made up of of 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of beautiful lake and mountain scenery that is fam ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
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Castletownshend is one of west Cork’s most picturesque villages and was home to Somerville and Ross, the two Victorian ladies who wrote Tales of an Irish R.M. - and it is also where you will find the lovely church of St Barrahane famous for ...
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