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Ballymaloe Craft Shop
Shanagarry, Co. Cork (Map southwest - H18)
Phone: +353 (0)21 652032   Fax: +353 (0)21 652021  
Opening Times: Open daily all year  

Located near Ballymaloe House and Ballymaloe Gardens and Cookery School, there is a lot to offer in a small area. The Craft Shop has a range of kitchenware including pottery, linen and glass; also knitwear and tweeds. There is a cafe in the Gardens nearby, open in summer.

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Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh, Co. Cork (Map southwest - G18)
Phone: +353 (0)21 813591   Fax: +353 (0)21 813595   Email:
Opening Times: Daily 10.00 - 18.00  

This Heritage Centre charts the mass emigration from Ireland, which was mostly through the port of Cobh. Starting in 1791, ‘coffin ships’ travelled to Australia and North America. This is a must-see for all Irish emigrants and descendants. Cobh was also the last port of call of the Titanic. Admission IR£3.50, concessions for students, children, senior citizens.

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Jack O’Patsy Pottery
Friar Street, Youghal, Co. Cork (Map southwest - H18)
Phone: +353 (0)21 91388  
Opening Times: Open 9.30 - 18.00, Sun 12.00 - 18.00  

Although situated in the centre of Youghal town, Jack O’Patsy beautiful pottery is now sold nationwide, but here you should find the full range of stoneware tableware, lamps and shades.

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Old Midleton Distillery
Midleton, Co. Cork (Map southwest - G18)
Phone: +353 (0)21 613594   Fax: +353 (0)21 613642  
Opening Times: Open daily 10.00 - 18.00; closes 17.00 in winter  

The Old Midleton Distillery (or Jameson Heritage Centre) offers a comprehensive guided historical tour of the restored Jameson Distillery, finishing off with a whiskey-tasting session. There is also a gift shop and a good coffe-shop.

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Stephen Pearce Pottery
Shanagarry, Co. Cork (Map southwest - H18)
Phone: +353 (0)21 646807  
Opening Times: Open daily 10.00 - 18.00  

One of best pottery/ceramics producers in Ireland, this small but beautiful shop is a bright and airy gallery, displaying hand-made earthenware pottery and hand-blown glass. Also a tiny cafe. Another shop is located in Shanagarry village.

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Drombeg Stone Circle
near Glandore, Co. Cork (Map southwest - E19)

West Cork has a huge number of archaeological sites and one of the best examples is Drombeg, a Bronze Age stone circle from around 2000 B.C., and where human bones dating from 600 A.D. were found. Drombeg is between Rosscarbery and Glandore villages.

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Mizen Head Fog Signal Station
Mizen Head, Co. Cork (Map southwest - C20)
Phone: +353 (0)28 35591   Fax: +353 (0)28 35603   Email:
Opening Times: Open June - Sept daily 10.00 - 18.00; Winter 11.00 - 16.00  

Built on the southwesterly end of the Mizen head peninsula, the Signal Station was a manned lighthouse until 1993. The Suspension Bridge and 99 steps, and the sparse rooms of the station, all give you an idea of the tough and lonely life lead by the keepers, while the ocean views can be really breathtaking. Admission IR£3.00, reductions for children, students, senior citizens.

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Charles Fort
Summer Cove, Kinsale, Co. Cork (Map kinsalenorth - H1)
Phone: +353 (0)21 882218  
Opening Times: Summer: daily 10.00 - 18.00; Winter Sat-Sun only 10.00 - 17.00  

A 17th century elaborate star-shaped fortification, Charles Fort protected from foreign invasion the town of Kinsale, which was an important trading centre. It was used until 1921 when the Irish Free State came into existence. It has been extensively repaired, and you can see bastions, brick sentry boxes, circular gun platforms, and remains of several buildings. Admission IR£1.50, concessions for students, children, senior citizens. Small coffee shops serves snacks.

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Walking in Kinsale
 (Map southwest - F19)

The best way to ‘do’ Kinsale: stroll the streets and you will come across all the sights eventually. Watch out for unusual galleries displaying ceramics and glass, linen and woollens shops, cosy bistros serving fresh fish, busy pubs.

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English Market
Cork (Map corkcityl11o13 - P12)

An indoor market of great character: fresh meat and fish, the local delicacies of tripe and drisheen, local cheeses, coffee bars, fresh bread, cakes, fruit and veg, oriental and European; the excellent Farm Gate restaurant is upstairs.

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Baltimore Walks
Baltimore peninsula, County Cork (Map southwest - D20)

The harbour and peninsula of Baltimore provide some great walking, along the shore and up to The Beacon, a white-washed cone which marks the entrance of the Bay.

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Cape Clear Island
Co. Cork (Map southwest - C20)

Cape Clear Island, off the coast of West Cork, is 15 km or 45 minutes by boat from Baltimore: less than 200 people live in this Irish-speaking community now, and it's known more for its rare birds, wild flowers, seals and dolphins. There is a Bird Observatory which is particularly popular in Spring and Autumn, and there are ruins of a 12th century church and 19th century lighthouse. There is also a short marked walk on the main road,highlighting the main sights of the island.

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Lough Hyne
6km from Skibbereen, Co. Cork (Map southwest - D20)

Lough Hyne, situated between Skibbereen and Baltimore, is an inner sea-lough, and an area of great natural beauty. Overlooking the lough is wooded Knockomagh Hill, which gives great views over the lake, the ocean and even some of the islands on a good day.

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Sherkin Island
Co. Cork (Map southwest - D20)

Sherkin Island, off the coast of West Cork, is 10 minutes by ferry from Baltimore. Sparsely populated, less than 100 people live on this 5-km stretch of land. Go for the quiet, the sandy beaches, and a few ruined castles.

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Jamie Knox Watersports
The Maharees, Castlegregory (Map southwest - )
Phone: +353 66 7139411   Fax: +353 66 7139011   Email:

Week B&B £126.00-£168.00 Weekend B&B £36.00- £48.00

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International Sailing
East Beach (Map southwest - )
Phone: +353 21 811237   Fax: +353 21 811527   Email:

Week full board £350.00-£380.00 Weekend full board £150.00-£165.00 Public holiday weekend £220.00

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West Cork Sailing Centre
The Boathouse, Adrigole, Beara (Map southwest - )
Phone: +353 27 60132   Fax: +353 27 60247   Email:

2 Day ISA sailing Course £80.00-£105.00 5 Day ISA Sailing Course £130.00-£170.00 Half day Fun Sail £25.00

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Baltimore Sailing School
The Pier (Map southwest - D20)
Phone: +353 28 20141  

Five day dinghy course £170.00 Cruising course £290.00

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