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Heritage Sites in Southwest

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The Old Midleton Distillery

The Old Midleton DistilleryDistillery Walk, Midleton, Co Cork, Ireland, P25 Y394
A tour of The Old Midleton Distillery is a journey through the story of Irish whiskey via an audio-visual presentation which is available in six languages. Follow the old distillery trail through mills, maltings, corn stores, stillhouse, warehouses and ki
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Desmond Hall Banqueting Hall

Desmond Hall Banqueting HallThe Square, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick, Ireland, V42 YD76
West Limerick preserves many of Ireland's surviving spacious medieval halls. The desmond banqueting hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoini
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Lough Gur Neolithic Settlement and Stone Age Centre

Lough Gur, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Your journey begins around 3,000 BC at Lough Gur. In the visitor centre your are told the story which sets the scene for the adventure which awaits the visitor around the lake shore and the surrounding area. The pre-Celtic settlers of Ireland farmed ...
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Desmond Castle

Desmond CastleCork St., Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland, P17 TY09
Built as a custom house by the Earl of Desmond c. AD 1500, Desmond Castle has a colourful history, ranging from Spanish occupation in 1601 to use as a prison for captured American sailors during the American War of Independence. Known locally as 'The Fren
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Knockdrum Stone Fort

Castletownshend, Co. Cork, Ireland
Situated near Castletownshend, this is a circular fort, repaired before 1860 with a stone wall 95 feet in diameter. It is entered at the north east through a narrow entrance with a small sentry chamber on the right.
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Lisselan Estate Gardens

Lisselan Estate, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland
Lisselan Estate Gardens, designed in the Robinsonian style, take advantage of the natural features and contours provided by the valley and the Argideen river flowing through it. 12ha of gardens and woodlands contain many spectacular features such ...
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Bahagh Workhouse

Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Located in Caherciveen, lies the shell of a workhouse. In 1846 it was converted from a lodge to a sanctuary for the destitute, housing a school, hospital, residential quarters, soup kitchen and a Church. Its doors were closed in 1923.
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Kealkil Stone Circle

Kealkil, Co. Cork, Ireland
Situated near Bantry in West Cork, the circle consists of 5 stones forming a minature stone circle, 2 standing stones and the remains of another circle with small stones.
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Youghal Heritage Town

Tourist Information Centre, Market Square, Youghal, Co Cork, Ireland, P36 VY44
Youghal, where the past meets the present at the mouth of the River Blackwater. It is one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland today, combined with a modern seaside resort. Youghal Visitor Centre offers a unique starting point f...
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Kate Kearney's Cottage

Gap of Dunloe, Beaufort, Co. Kerry, Ireland, V93 AWR8
This cottage is picturesquely situated at the entrance to what must be the most beautiful glaciated valley in Western Europe. It is a family run business with dinner served daily, sing songs, Irish dancing, traditional music and gift shops.
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Cloyne Round Tower

Co. Cork, Ireland
Located in East Cork, this is one of the few surviving aspects of the old monastic foundation at Cloyne.The tower was struck by lightening in 1748 and the original conical roof was destroyed.
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Corca Dhuibhne Regional Museum

Corca Dhuibhne Regional MuseumMúsaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co Kerry, Ireland, V92 HY83
A visit here is recommended before you go out to explore the archaeological wonders of the area. The displays include geology, history and the rich archaeological heritage. Travelling and temporary exhibitions are staged from time to time.
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Loher Fort

Loher FortCaherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland, V23 E229
This well-preserved early Christian stone fort would have been the home of a local chieftain in the early 9th century.
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Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills

Regional Park, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland
These mills in County Cork were established in 1794 by Charles Henry Leslie. The army barracks was built in 1805 in the town to protect the supply of gunpowder. Now the 134 acre site is a public park.
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Terra Nova

Dromin, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, Ireland, V35 V389
Terra Nova Fairy Garden is a beautifully designed, richly planted, award winning garden set in the Golden Vale of Co. Limerick. This half acre garden is packed to the brim gorgeous plants, fabulous design and wonderful fairies.
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Staigue Fort

Staigue FortCastlecove, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Situated in Castlecove, the Fort is probably the finest example of a stone fort in Ireland, about 2,500 yrs old. Built of local stone.
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The National Monument

Grand Parade, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland
Sited at the junction of the South Mall and Grand Parade in Cork city, this imposing structure was built in 1906 to commerate uprisings against the British in 1867 and 1798. Close by is the War Memorial, reminding us of the dead of the two World Wars.
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The Cobh Museum

High Road, Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland, P24 AY26
Cobh Museum is housed in former Scots Presbyterian Church on the main road into Cobh from Cork. Its many exhibits relate to Cobh's long maritime history. Artefacts include grim reminders of the Lusitania disaster, model boats and ships, and mementos of a
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Gallarus Oratory

Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland, V92 Y028
Located on the Dingle Peninsula, this is the most perfectly preserved of the boat shaped oratories in Kerry, built between 9-12 Century.
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Charles Fort

Charles FortSummer Cove, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland, P17 AY18
Constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification, Charles Fort is a classic example of a star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, i
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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Skibbereen Heritage CentreOld Gasworks Building, Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland, P81 WK06
Skibbereen Heritage Centre, located in the beautifully restored Old Gasworks building features two main exhibitions.The Great Famine Exhibition commemorates this period of Irish history using the latest in multimedia technology. Skibbereen was...
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Listowel Castle

The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry
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Tarbert House

Co. Kerry, Ireland, V31 AX57
Home of the Leslie family since 1690, Tarbert House is a Queen Anne Georgian building. A Heritage house, it is preserved in its original form with furniture and pictures from the 17th Century.
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Barryscourt Castle

Barryscourt CastleCarrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 Y290
Seat of the Barry Family from the 12th to the 17th Century, this castle is a fine example of a 15th Century tower house with 16th Century alterations and additions. The bawn wall with three corner towers is largely intact. The ground floor now houses an e
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Toy Soldier Factory

Kilnamartyra, Macroom, Co Cork, Ireland, P12 FN79
The Toy Soldier Factory is one of Ireland’s best hidden attractions. It is situated in the beautiful village of Kilnamartyra, half way between Killarney town and Cork City on the main N22 road, only a short distance from Macroom town. A visit is a must!
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Adare Castle

Adare, Co. Limerick
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Kerry Bog Village Museum

Ring of Kerry, Glenbeigh, Co Kerry, Ireland
The Bog Village is situated half way between Killorglin and Glenbeigh on the main Ring of Kerry route. It is a must for you to stop off and enjoy a step back in time to the early 18th century to recapture the way life would have been at that...
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