Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills were opened in 1794 by Charles Henry Leslie, a prominent Cork businessman.
Eleven years later, the mills were bought by the British who were preparing for war with Napoleon. The barracks were built to protect the supply of gunpowder.
Steeped in maritime history with its Titanic & Lusitania connections. Cobh is a bright seaside town at the mouth of one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
The island of Cobh is packed full of traditional pubs, restaurants and cafes, with plenty of activities on offer too.
Spike Island: Be captivated by Ireland’s Alcatraz at the heart of Cork Harbour. Prison cells, big guns, idyllic views, centuries of history, an adventurer’s playground and the boat trip or kayak paddle make for a great family day out.
Carrigaline is a town situated on the River Owenabue. Carrigaline grew rapidly in the late 20th century, from a village of a few hundred people into a thriving commuter town, although many locals still refer to it as “the village”.
Crosshaven is a seaside village tucked into the western entrance of Cork harbour. The village is a hub for water based activities and is home to the world’s oldest yacht club, the Royal Cork.
A scenic walkway, converted from the old railway line, winds it’s way along 8km of the Owenabue River, bringing you into the heart of Crosshaven.
Here you can enjoy many fine pubs, restaurants and cafes with summer festivals including Cork Week. Camden Fort Meagher, a WW1 military overlooks the harbour.
Midleton or “Middle Town” named because it was the main midway town between Cork City & Youghal.
A market town renowned for its many restaurants, farmers market, and the Jameson Whiskey Distillery.
Youghal Medieval Walled Port is situated where the spectacular Blackwater River flows to the Atlantic Ocean.
A designated Failte Ireland ‘Heritage Town” with UNESCO site, combined with 5 kms of golden sandy beaches, creates the perfect holiday destination.