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Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Skibbereen (Irish: An Sciobairín), is a town in Ireland known as the capital of West Cork. The name "Skibbereen" (often shortened to "Skibb") means "little boat harbour". The river Ilen which runs through the town reaches the sea at Baltimore.

Skibbereen is the 'hub' of West Cork and it is an ideal base from which to discover the delight that the area has to offer. But Skibbereen - the town - has more to offer. Thankfully, the advance of commercialism hasn't yet reached Skibbereen which means that the town still retains its local, colourful and friendly feel.

Gardens

Illnacullen - Garinish Island - Glengarriff County Cork Ireland
Illnacullin
Glengarriff, Co. Cork
Most great gardens are the acolytes of grand houses, but Illnalcullin is the exception for the garden Peto and planted by Bryce in a garden made possible by dint of rock blasting, boatloads of top soil, a workforce of 100, plus shelter belts of c ...
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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

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

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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