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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

Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden
Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden
Dunmanway, Co. Cork
There’s nothing more encouraging than visiting enthusiasts’ gardens, especially when starting a new garden. Christine and Les Wilson have had a wonderfully inventive approach to their one acre hilltop garden which is packed with choic ...
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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

Rolfs Cottages - Self Catering - Baltimore County Cork ireland
Rolfs Cottages
Baltimore, Co. Cork
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

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

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

Wedding
Mary Anns Bar and Restaurant
Castletownshend, Co. Cork
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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