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Sightseeing and landmarks in Cork

History museums

History Museum
“If you are interested in the history of the Titanic, then Cobh town is a must, which was the last port of call of The Titanic. Seaside town with Titanic Museum”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum in an idyllic location. The are fairy trails in the gardens that is a great way to entertain kids also”
  • 18 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you visit Tralee, the museum is worth some time. Great Irish history, and you'll enjoy the floor that sends you back in time about 800 years to early Tralee during the medieval period.”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“This heritage centre concentrates on Skibbereen's history especially around the time of the famine”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“It gives a great insight into the fight for Irish freedom and subsequent civil war that led to death.his ”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“Approx. 30 min drive or train to the Cobh Cathedral, Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience, Spike Island and more.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“Desmond Castle is rich in ancient history. It is now the wine mueum telling the story of the Wine Geese" the emigrant Irish families who became involved in the wine trade in various countries throughout the world. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Derrynane beach, house and gardens (1 hour on the ring of Kerry road.) the BEST beach but no shelter so choose a good day. Rock pools, paddling, beautiful beach. Daniel O’Connell historic house to visit and a lovely cafe/ tea room for lunch or tea/ ice cream. Gardens have a fairy house trail too.”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Park
“This beautiful waterfall is worth the short short walk from the car park, but there is lots of hiking for those who want more adventure. If you're in Killarney, this is a must-see.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Look at the monuments. Go to Triskel, Crawford Art Gallery, Everyman Theatre, Páirc Uí Chuív for hurling games.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Priest's Leap is a narrow mountain pass that leads from Bonane into County Cork. It is a historical landmark and local legend states that it is the spot where a miracle happened in which a priest pursued by soldiers escaped by a miraculous leap of his horse from the mountainous Kerry border into Bantry which is marked with a cross. The Priest's leap mountain pass drive and cycle is a 40 Km (25 Miles) stunnningly scenic road trip and physically testing cycle over Irelands highest mountain pass at 465 meters (1500 ft) from Coomhola in County Cork to Bonane in County Kerry and is truly one of Irelands hidden jems. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Just a short walk from the centre of town is the Titanic Memorial Garden. With its stunning views of the harbour this is a beautiful place to sit and remember all those who left Ireland in 1916.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
“From Dingle you need to go over the Conor Pass which in itself is like entering into another ancient world... this natural stone mountain ampitheater... has a beautiful waterfalll and above this parking area is the beautiful lake Peder - worth a clammer up the boulders to view. Continue to the Cloghane/Brandon sign at the base of Conor Pass and keep driving along to Brandon Point is at the end of the most picturesque drive along a rugged but 2 way road... and worth the effort. On the way you will pass through Cloghane village before Brandon village- both are full of vibrant coloured buildings, old cottages, a few pubs and magnificent views onto the Brandon river inlet towards Tralee Bay. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Ancient hill fort hidden away in the countryside with the most amazing views of the coastline. Park at Castlehaven Church and walk down the hill to the signpost.”
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint

Historic sites

Historic Site
“They do a great tour that leaves you well educated about the historic battle of kinsale and the history of the forts in Kinsale ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Castle
“Beautiful place to spend a few hours. Give enough time to explore the gardens, lake walk and rock close”
  • 21 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
Historic Site
“The Swiss Cottage was built in the early 1800's by the 1st Earl of Glengall as a sort of holiday home away from his main estate, and is full of charming character. There's a lovely 4Km walk between Cahir Castle and The Swiss Cottage. 60 mins from Bluebell Cottage”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful house next to Fota Wildlife park with the most amazing gardens. Stunning for a lazy day or picnic.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“James Fort is the old fort across the bay from Charles Fort. It is behind the Dock Bar in Castlepark and there are cliff walks and a beach behind bar. The walk is very pleasant over the bridge to James Fort ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A trip to Blennerville Windmill is a must when visiting Tralee. It is the largest working windmill in Ireland with Audio Visual, Immigration, Model Railway and Farm Exhibitions. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“It has a number of shops in the one location and it is close to centre of town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Killarney is a must-see. Beautiful, quaint town with lots of shopping and dining. You can hire a horse-and-carriage ride from town to many of the sites on the outskirts. Killarney National Park offers unlimited trails for spectacular walks.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Library
“Mallow Castle is a must visit when in the area. Right in the center of Mallow it gives a great feel for the area and the history of North Cork. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“If you want to know anything aout Cork, check out the Local History department of the City Library. Not a bad place either to begin tracing your roots!”
  • 1 local recommends