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Castletownshend, Co. Cork

Castletownshend (Irish: Baile an Chaisleáin) is an attractive village about eight km from Skibbereen, in County Cork. The village developed around a small 17th century castle built by the Townshend family, who still reside there. As of 2004, the castle is open to the public as a bed and breakfast.

The main street of the town, lined with large homes from the 18th century, runs down a sharply sloped hill leading to Castlehaven Harbor and the castle. St. Barrahane's Church overlooks the town. It is noted for its stained glass windows, and for the classical music festival it has sponsored every year since 1980.

 

Gardens

Carraig Abhainn Gardens - Durrus County Cork ireland
Carraig Abhainn Gardens
Durrus, Co. Cork
People come from far and wide to visit Wiseman’s emporium, a fine example of a nearly extinct breed of general store, stocking everything imaginable. Visitors - including bridal parties in search of a photogenic spot - also flock to the Wis ...
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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

Selfcatering
Galley Head Lightkeepers Cottages
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Galley Head Lightkeepers' Houses are beautifully situated on the Dun Dide headland at about 130 feet above sea level overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The houses, in their elevated setting, make an ideal location for relaxing and getting away from ...
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What's On

Hosfords Market - Bandon Co Cork - 1st Sunday Each Month
 Hosfords Market

Location: Hosfords Garden Centre, Bandon-Clonakilty Rd (N71). 5 miles west of Bandon

When: 1st Sunday Each Month 12-5pm (April - September)

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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

Wedding
Bantry House & Garden
Bantry, Co. Cork
Bantry House is a stately home overlooking Bantry Bay in the south west of Ireland. All Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the beautifully restored en-suite rooms in the East and West wings of the House look out over the south facing garden and h ...
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