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Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

Courtmacsherry (Irish: Cúirt Mhic Seafraidh -- MacSharry's Court) is a picturesque sea-side village in County Cork, on the southwest coast. It is about 48km (30 miles) southwest of the city of Cork, and 10 minutes drive east from the town of Clonakilty.

The village consists of a single long street on the south shore of Courtmacsherry Bay, with thick woods on rising ground behind. The woods (planted by the Earl of Shannon in the late eighteenth century) continue beyond the village eastwards to the open sea, ending abruptly at Wood Point. Between the village and "The Point" the trees run right to the water's edge and there are several natural bathing coves along the way.

The village's main industry consists of commercial and sport fishing. A moderately sized tourist industry thrives during the summer months. There are several fine beaches nearby, namely Dunworley Strand, Moloney Strand, Broadstrand and Blind Strand.

There is also at the end of July - beginning of August a festival with lots of activities and competitions for children and entertainment and events for adults.

Gardens

Fota Arboretum & Gardens - Fota Island County Cork Ireland
Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens
Cobh, Co. Cork
These pleasure grounds, set in a 780 acre estate on Fota Island, are proof of the T and M principle in gardening. Time and money can achieve wonderful results, and the Smith-Barry family had both. In 1820, John Smith-Barry had father and son Rich ...
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Golf

Monkstown Golf Club - Cork City Ireland
Monkstown Golf Club
Cork City, Co. Cork
Course Type: Parkland
Monkstown Golf Club was founded in 1908 and was extended from 9 to 18 holes in 1971. It is a challenging parkland course over 5,663 yards from the back tees and provides a test for all levels of golfer. Monkstown Golf Club enjoys a unique setting ...
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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

Cornmarket Street Market - Cork City - Saturday Mornings
Cornmarket Street Market - Cork City

Saturday 9-3pm

Contact: Caroline Robinson - 021 733 0178

carolinerobinson@eircom.net
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Tourist Attractions

Desmond Castle - Kinsale County Cork Ireland
Desmond Castle
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Desmond Castle was built by the Earl of Desmond c. 1500 as a Customs House and was used for this purpose until 1641 when it was converted into a naval prison, following the construction of a new Customs House. The prisoners kept in the Castle wer ...
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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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