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Things to do in County Cork

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Cork

As Ireland’s largest county, find an array of things to do in Cork for the whole family

Brimming with award-winning beaches, rural countryside and rich history, a staycation in County Cork are sure to offer something to suit everyone.

County Cork Attractions

Popular with holidaymakers, there’s a wealth of exciting attractions in County Cork.

A collection of museums help provide a fascinating insight into the history of the area. Learn the story behind the fight for Irish independence with a tour of the Independence Museum Kilmurry. Or, discover the craft behind butter-making at The Butter Museum.

Adrenalin junkies can tackle the high rope course at Zipit Forest Adventures. Stretching over 800 meters of challenging zip-lines, lose yourself amongst the treetops of Farran Estate.

Located on Fota Island, just off Cork Harbour, Fota Wildlife Park is home to a large collection of exotic species, great for families.

County Cork Activities

Travel to the coast and discover the glorious natural beauty of Inchydoney Beach. With vast stretches of soft, golden sand and optimal surfing conditions, it’s easy to see why Inchydoney Beach has Blue Flag status.

Unspoilt scenery awaits along with a network of walking routes. Adventure through the great outdoors and hike along the Ballycotton Cliff Walk or delve deep into the woodland of Gougane Barra National Forest Park.

Kiss the iconic stone at Blarney Castle, where legend suggests that the gift of eloquence is bestowed upon its recipients.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with things to do in Cork with our County Cork Travel Guide

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    Blarney Castle

    Co. Cork


    Home of the famous Blarney Stone, the castle is the third of which to be erected on the site, with the current structure having been built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster.

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  • Charles Fort

    Charles Fort

    This star fort on the water’s edge of Summer Cove was completed in 1682 and is recognised as one of the largest military installations in Ireland.

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  • Fota Wildlife Park

    This 100-acre wildlife park allows visitors to get close to its various wildlife species, whilst enjoying an educational and entertaining experience.

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  • Inchydoney Beach

    This stunning Blue Flag beach, just a few miles outside of Clonakilty, is family-friendly and a beautiful place to while away the hours.

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