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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

Fota Island Golf Clubhouse
Fota Island Golf Club
Cobh, Co. Cork
Course Type: Parkland
Fota Island Golf Club is located a few minutes drive from Cork City, Ireland's second city. It lies in the heart of a 780 acre estate which is included in "The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland". The splendid woodlands are ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Castlemartyr Resort - Lodges & Mews
Castlemartyr, Co. Cork
Castlemartyr Resort offers the perfect County County self catering holiday for golfers, families, and groups alike. Spanning a 220 acre Estate, adjacent to the ruins of an ancient castle, this all-new County Cork holiday resort features two lodgi ...
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English Market - Cork - Daily
English Market

Entrances on Princes Street, Patrick Street and the Grand Parade, Cork

Open every day

Covered Market

Ireland’s most famous speciality foo ...
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Tourist Attractions

Jameson Experience Midleton - Midleton Distillery - Midleton County Cork Ireland
Jameson Experience Midleton
Midleton, Co. Cork
The Old Midleton Distillery is a fascinating place to visit. Dating back to 1795, a tour of the old distillery is worthwhile; you can, among many other interesting things, see the world’s biggest pot still, take part in a whiskey tasting - ...
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Wedding
Castle Oliver
Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
Castle Oliver is a sprawling seventeenth century gothic mansion with 15 acres of beautiful grounds, surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoilt Irish countryside. Set in the Ballyhoura Mountains, the Castle is roughly halfway between Limerick an ...
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