Castletownshend, Co. Cork

Castletownshend (Irish: Baile an Chaisleáin) is an attractive village about eight km from Skibbereen, in County Cork. The village developed around a small 17th century castle built by the Townshend family, who still reside there. As of 2004, the castle is open to the public as a bed and breakfast.

The main street of the town, lined with large homes from the 18th century, runs down a sharply sloped hill leading to Castlehaven Harbor and the castle. St. Barrahane's Church overlooks the town. It is noted for its stained glass windows, and for the classical music festival it has sponsored every year since 1980.

 

Gardens

Glebe gardens - Cork
Glebe Gardens and Cafe
Baltimore, Co. Cork
There is something very heartening about a productive garden, where all the plants are useful as well as decorative. Created by Jean and Peter Perry, this five acre seaside garden exists in happy synergy with their other enterprise, the Courtyard ...

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 ...

Self Catering

Rolfs Cottages - Self Catering - Baltimore County Cork ireland
Rolfs Cottages
Baltimore, Co. Cork
Built around a courtyard and set in mature grounds and gardens, all of the Self-Catering Holiday Cottages have their own garden patio and a front terrace. From here, you can enjoy views of the distant hills (with a historic Spanish tower) to the ...

What's On

Skibbereen Farmers Market - County Cork - Saturdays
Skibbereen Farmers Market

Old Market Square (opposite AIB Bank), Skibbereen, County Cork

Saturdays: 10am - 2pm

Contact: Adrian Brentnall adrian@ambquality.co.uk Te ...

Tourist Attractions

Mizen Head Signal Station - Goleen Mizen Head County Cork Ireland
Mizen Head Signal Station
Goleen, Co. Cork
Mizen Head Signal Station at the end of the Mizen Peninsula is Ireland's most Southwesterly point and is a spellbinding place to visit in all weathers. A ten minute walk to the Signal Station down the famous 99 steps, and over the Arched Bridge a ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
This is a very romantic location for weddings and especially attractive off-season when it is quieter, as the two ‘Blue Flag’ beaches at Inchydoney bring crowds to the area in summer - and, at other times of year, the Thalassatherapy ...
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