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County Cork is situated in theSouth West of Ireland, it is the largest of all the Irish counties and in many ways one of the most varied
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The Carleton Village site offers a range of facilities, with an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts and children’s playground, and is less than 45 minutes’ drive from Cork city.
Each contemporary villa has an open plan living/dining room with TV, DVD player and hi-fi system. There is modern fitted kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob and microwave.
The 2-bedroom villa has a shower, and the 3-bedroom villa has a bath and shower. All have a patio with picnic area and a garden.
The resort of Youghal has a number of diverse restaurants, with the centre of town just 4 minutes’ drive away. Cruises up the Blackwater River and beautiful beaches are just some of this popular town’s attractions.
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The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher and there is a shared bathroom. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. Other facilities at Sandycove Self Catering include a terrace.
Clonakilty is 26 km from Sandycove Self Catering, while Bantry is 26 km away. The nearest airport is Cork Airport, 61 km from Sandycove Self Catering.
Your stay will include:Free WiFi Terrace Sun terrace
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Hilltop Apartments 3 stars
Located just 900 metres from Youghal’s sandy beach and 10 minutes’ walk from the vibrant town centre, Hilltop Apartments feature free parking on site and fully equipped kitchens. More
A separate seating area with TV is provided in each Hilltop apartment, with a dishwasher, washing machine and a microwave also included. An en suite bathroom is available in the master bedroom.
Cafés, pubs and brightly painted shops line the main street of Youghal’s town centre, and guests can explore the town’s history by walking along the heritage trail which starts in the market place. Youghal Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away and offers a challenging and scenic 18-hole course.
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The Blarney Castle (Kissing The Blarney Stone)
Take a tour of Blarney Castle, Ireland -- part of the World's Greatest
The Famous Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland. It is near the River Martin. The castle originally dates from before AD 1200. It was destroyed in 1446, but subsequently rebuilt by Cormac MacCarthy, the King of Munster. It is currently a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and the battlements. There are many legends as to the origin of the stone, but some say that it was the Lia Fáil—a magical stone upon which Irish kings were crowned.The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 8 km from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle is a popular tourist site in Ireland, attracting visitors from all over the world to kiss the Stone and tour the castle and its gardens.
The word blarney has come to mean clever, flattering, or coaxing talk.The stone is believed by some to be half of the original Stone of Scone, and said to have been presented to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in recognition of his support in the Battle of Bannockburn.
The proprietors of Blarney Castle list several alternative explanations for the origins of the Stone and its supposed powers, all of which suppose that the Stone had previously been in Ireland but was then taken to Scotland and returned to Ireland in 1314. The stories they list include:
The Stone was the stone that Jacob used as a pillow, and was brought to Ireland by the prophet Jeremiah The Stone was the pillow used by St. Columba of Iona on his deathbed The Stone was the Stone of Ezel, which David hid behind on Jonathan's advice, while fleeing from King Saul, and may have been brought back to Ireland during the Crusades The Stone was the rock that Moses struck with his staff to produce water for the Israelites, during their flight from Egypt in Ireland, the Stone was known as the Lia Fáil or "Stone of Destiny", part of the king's throne, with mysterious powers The stone's powers were revealed to the McCarthys by a witch who had been saved from drowning.
Surrounding the castle are beautiful and quite extensive gardens. There are paths touring the grounds with signs pointing out the various attractions such as several natural rock formations which have been given fanciful names, such as Druid's Circle, Witch's Cave and the Wishing Steps. Blarney House, a Scottish baronial-style mansion, was built on the grounds in 1874. It is also open to the public.
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AttractionsCounty Cork include the Blarney Stone and Cobh, the port where many Irish emigrants boarded for their voyage to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States and also the last stop of the Titanic, before departing on its fated journey.
West Cork is a popular destination for German, French and Dutch tourists, who visit the small villages and islands including Sherkin Island, Oileán Chléire or Cape Clear Island and Dursey Island. Mizen Head, the "southwesternmost point in Ireland" is also in West Cork, as is Sheep's Head. West Cork is noted for its rugged natural beauty, fine beaches and distinct social atmosphere.
Cork City, County Cork
Cork is Ireland's second-largest city, and sits on an island between
two channels of the river Lee. It's known as a laid-back, relaxed
place, where you can enjoy great music, theatre and visual arts. Why
not walk around Fitzgerald's Park, or relax in the city's many
traditional and modern bars? Food lovers can sample local specialties
at the English Food Market, or eat out in some of Cork's excellent
restaurants. The city also has a great selection of nightclubs.
Popular events include the Cork Jazz Festival, and the annual film and folk festivals. For a great view, visitors should climb Shandon Tower - and have a go at ringing the bells!
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ounty Cork is situated in the South West of Ireland, it is the largest of all the Irish counties and in many ways one of the most varied. Rich farmlands and river valleys contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west, and above all there is the magnificent coastline scooped and fretted by the Atlantic into great bays and secret coves, strewn with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands.
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