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

Lassanaroe Garden - Lassanaroe Skibbereen County Cork Ireland
Lassanaroe Garden
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
To garden with a single plant family is a magnif-icent obsession. While many gardeners reserve the best spot in the garden for the object of their particular passion, Robin and Janet Stonard have a whole two acre garden devoted to bamboos. Th ...

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 ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Swallows Roost Holiday Cottage
Durrus, Co. Cork
This is a modern one bedroom cottage in the grounds of Failte Ireland approved Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge. Access to 2 acres of gardens, runs & kennels available for free exercise of dogs. Dogs permitted in the apartment. Guide price Fr ...

What's On

Clonakilty Farmers Market - County Cork - Thursdays
Clonakilty Farmers Market

Location: Venue Yard, Behind O'Donovan's Hotel, Clonakilty

Every Thursday 10am - 2pm

Contact: Chairperson ( Elected) Greta Kelly 086 23 ...

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 ...

Wedding Venues

BlairsCove House and Restaurant - Durrus County Cork Ireland - Wedding Venue
Blairscove House & Restaurant
Durrus, Co. Cork
What a wonderful venue for a wedding: Philippe and Sabine de Mey’s beautiful property enjoys a stunning waterside location at the head of Dunmanus Bay, in West Cork. Everything revolves around the courtyard, which has been beautifully r ...
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