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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

Kilravock Garden - Durrus County Cork Ireland
Kilravock Garden
Durrus, Co. Cork
Phemie Rose started the West Cork Gardening Trail in association with the Harold Barry Trust to show others just what could be done And the paradise Phemie has created with her husband Malcolm is proof indeed of just how special gardens there can ...
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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

Mizen Head Signal Station - Goleen Mizen Head County Cork Ireland
Mizen Head Signal Station
Goleen, Co. Cork
Mizen Head Signal Station at the end of the Mizen Peninsula is Ireland's most Southwesterly point and is a spellbinding place to visit in all weathers. A ten minute walk to the Signal Station down the famous 99 steps, and over the Arched Bridge a ...
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Wedding Venues

Inish Beg Estate - Wedding Venue Baltimore County Cork Ireland
Inish Beg
Baltimore, Co. Cork
Inish Beg is a private island estate in beautiful West Cork Ireland - just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centres. The wedding venues hosts ...
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