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Baltimore, Co. Cork

Baltimore (Irish: Dún na Séad) is a small town in western County Cork. Although the name Baltimore is an anglicisation of Irish words (baile an tí mhóir) meaning "settlement of the big house", the Irish-language name for Baltimore is that of the O'Driscoll castle, Dún na Séad ("fort of the jewels"), the remains of which still dominate the town.

Baltimore attracts many visitors from within Ireland and the population booms in summer months due to the large number of summer homes that have been built in the area in the last ten years. Baltimore also attracts visitors from elsewhere in Europe and the world, particularly those interested in seafaring.

Baltimore has strong associations with the sea and sailing, diving, angling and kayaking are among some of the most popular activities here.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, there are some lovely walks in the area and beautiful gardens to visit as well as golf, horseriding and much more.

Or take a ferry to one of the islands - Cape Clear, Sherkin, Heir - and find the perfect beach or a quiet harbour.

Gardens

Cois Cuain Gardens - Bantry County Cork Ireland
Cois Cuain Gardens
Bantry, Co. Cork
Gardening in West Cork is definitely different. The Walshes may have had to use a pick axe rather than a spade to plant in their seaside garden but growing conditions, thanks to the greenhouse climate of the Gulf Stream, are incredible. Tender pl ...
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Golf

The 11th Fairway
Bantry Bay Golf Club
Bantry, Co. Cork
Course Type: Clifftop-Parkland
Founded in 1975, Bantry Bay Golf Club in Co Cork has been described as "one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world" and visitors have long been enthralled by the charms of West Cork and this delightful course. The 6,690 ya ...
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Self Catering

Hillcrest House - Self Catering - Ahakista County Cork ireland - View
Hillcrest House
Ahakista, Co. Cork
Hospitality comes first at this working farm overlooking Dunmanus Bay, where Agnes Hegarty’s guests - including walkers, who revel in the 55 mile “Sheep’s Head Way” - are welcomed with a cup of tea and home-baked scones on ...
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What's On

Bantry Market - Co Cork - Friday Mornings
Bantry Market

The Square, Bantry, County Cork

Fridays: 9am - 1pm

Contact: Veronica Neville: veronica@rneville.com
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Tourist Attractions

Skibbereen Heritage Centre - Heritage Centre in Skibbereen - Skibbereen  County Cork Ireland
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
The Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen and is home to the Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition that commemorates the tragic period in the 1840s that is known in Irish Histor ...
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Wedding Venues

The Rectory - Wedding Venue Glandore County Cork Ireland
The Rectory
Glandore, Co. Cork
In a prime location overlooking Glandore harbour in West Cork, this handsome 19th century residence makes a wonderful wedding venues. There is a choice of churches locally, including a delightful Church of Ireland next door, and wedding blessings ...
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