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  1. Charles Fort

    Kinsale, Cork

    Visit this unique star-shaped military fortress that has stood guard over Kinsale harbour for over three hundred years. Read more

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  2. Bantry House And Garden

    Bantry, Cork

    Bantry House and Garden, the stunning stately home of the Earls of Bantry and their descendants the White family. The estate, situated overlooking Bantry Bay in County Cork, is open from April to October and includes a tearoom. Read more

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  3. Barryscourt Castle

    Carrigtwohill, Cork

    Barryscourt Castle with its largely intact bawn wall and corner towers, is a fine example of an Irish tower house. It is the 16th century home of the Barry family and is located in Carrigtwohill, County Cork. Read more

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  4. Desmond Castle / Wine Museum

    Kinsale, Cork

    A good example of an urban tower house, the castle consisits of a keep with storehouses to the rear and domestic offices on the first and second floors. Read more

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  5. Fota House and Gardens

    Carrigtwohill, Cork

    Fota House is a special place that offers visitors the chance to discover one of Ireland’s most interesting ‘big houses’. Read more

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  6. City Hall Cork

    Cork City, Cork

    The City Hall was opened in 1936 and replaced the previous structure which was burned down on 11 September 1920. It is located in the heart of Cork City and now houses Cork City’s administration. Read more

  7. Coppinger's Court

    Rosscarbery, Cork

    The ruins of Coppinger's Court, a 4 story house, consist of a central block flanked by two fortified square blocks on the east side and with another in the centre of the west side. Coppinger’s Court is located in Rosscarbery, County Cork. Read more

  8. Dún Na Séad Castle

    Baltimore, Cork

    The ruined castle overlooking Baltimore Harbour, was a holding of the O'Driscolls, who were one of the most important clans in West Cork. Read more

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  9. Annes Grove Miniature Castle

    Castletownroche, Cork

    Situated in picturesque surroundings in County Cork, this medieval miniature castle at Annes Grove was designed by Benjamin Woodward of the distinguished firm of architects, Dean and Woodward, in 1853. Read more

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  10. Kanturk Castle

    Kanturk, Cork

    The Castle was built for MacDonogh MacCarthy, Lord of Duhallow and was probably started at the end of the sixteenth century. It is located in Kanturk in north County Cork. Read more

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