Ballycotton, Co. Cork

Ballycotton (Irish: Baile Choitín) is a village in County Cork, situated about 40km (25 miles) east of Cork city. It is a famous fishing village much favoured by deep sea anglers. The village is set on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay.  It offers fantastic views over a boat filled harbour to a steep island crowned by a lighthouse. There are cliff walks, and inland an extensive marshy bird sanctuary.

Should you visit in March, you will find this tiny village hosting the Ballycotton 16km (10 mile) Road Race, which, except for marathons, is the largest race in these islands.

Deep Sea angling was first undertaken in Ireland from Ballycotton. From a non-tidal harbour productive angling marks can be reached in 20-40 minutes.
 
3.5km (2 miles) East of Ballycotton is Garryvoe with its beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches that stretches for about 25 kms east to Knockadoon Head.

Visitors to this famous fishing village will enjoy the views from the cliff walks and the rich birdlife as it is one of Europe’s top bird watching sites. 

Attractions nearby include The Old Midleton Distillery (+353 (0) 21 461 3594, open all year) where guided tours are available and golfers are spoilt for choice as there are 10 courses within a 10 mile radius of Ballycotton.

Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens - Old Victorian Garden
Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens
Shanagarry, Co. Cork
The gardens at Ballymaloe are delicious - traditional with an original twist, just like Darina Allen’s recipes. The first garden was made in the 1980s and, inspired by a the great French garden at Villandry, is laid out with a parterre of f ...

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 ...

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 ...

What's On

Cobh Farmers Market - County Cork - Fridays
Cobh Farmers Market

Sea Front, Cobh, County Cork

Fridays: 10am - 1pm

Contact: Tanya Burke. 021 481 4753

Tourist Attractions

Cobh Heritage Centre - Cobh County Cork Ireland
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh, Co. Cork
An exhibition of The Origins, History and Legacy of Cobh. Between 1848 and 1950, over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland – over 2.5 million from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration in Ireland. Cobh ...

Wedding Venues

Ballyvolane House - Wedding Venue in Fermoy County Cork Ireland
Ballyvolane House
Fermoy, Co. Cork
The Green family’s gracious mansion is surrounded by its own farmland, magnificent wooded grounds, a trout lake and formal terraced gardens, all carefully managed and maintained. The Italianate style of the present house - including a pilla ...
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