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Fermoy, Co. Cork

Fermoy (Irish: Mainistir Fhear Maí) in County Cork situated on the River Blackwater 35 km (22 miles) north-east of Cork city. The name of the town comes from the Irish and refers to a Cistercian abbey founded in the 12th century and a ford on the Blackwater, around which the town grew up.

At the dissolution of the monasteries during the Tudor period, the abbey and its lands passed through the following dynasties: Viscount Roche of Fermoy, Sir Richard Grenville; Robert Boyle, Scientist ("Boyles Law"); and William Forward.

For the sporting tourist its main attraction is the excellent salmon fishing on the Blackwater, and angling for trout in several of the tributary streams. 

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

Cork Golf Club - Little Island Cork ireland
Cork Golf Club
Cork City, Co. Cork
Course Type: Parkland
Cork Golf Club is one of the finest challenges of any golf course in Ireland with an 18 hole championship course over 6,730 yards. It's made up of heathland terrain with large undulating greens and is located amidst beautiful scenery on the ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Annes Grove Gatelodge
Castletownroche, Co. Cork
An intensely romantic property, Annes Grove is built in Gothic style, the building being a medieval castle in miniature. It is situated at the junction of three quiet country roads and surrounded by mature beech trees, which cradle the property a ...
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What's On

Blackpool Farmers Market - Co Cork - Fridays
Every Friday 10am to 2.30pm

Location:

The Blackpool Shopping Centre, Blackpool, Cork

Contact:

Denis Murphy 086 243 7818
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Tourist Attractions

TouristAttractions
Doneraile Wildlife Park
Doneraile, Co. Cork
Doneraile Wildlife Park is made up of 166 hectares of mature groves of deciduous trees, several restored water features and several herds of deer. It is an outstanding example of an 18th century landscaped park in the 'Capability Brown' style and ...
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Wedding Venues

Hayfield Manor - Wedding Venue Cork City Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel
Cork City, Co. Cork
Cork’s premier hotel is a luxurious latterday manor house set in two acres of mature trees and gardens near the university, in the south west of the city. Although relatively new, it has the feeling of a large period country house - albeit ...
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