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  1. Brideweir House

    Conna, Cork

    Situated at the end of a long and gently curving driveway, Brideweir is an excellent example of a nineteenth century glebe-house. Brideweir is without doubt of significant historical, architectural, scientific and aesthetic interest to the locality. Read more

  2. Woodford Bourne Warehouse

    Cork City, Cork

    Woodford Bourne & Co traded in Cork city for over 250 years. The warehouse was the hub of the companies bottling, storage and distribution operations supplying four shops in Cork and one in Limerick. Read more

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  3. Blarney House & Gardens

    Blarney, Cork

    Located just steps from the famous castle in Blarney, County Cork, Blarney House dates back to 1874. It is surrounded by an expanse of parkland with rare trees, formal gardens, manicured lawns, rose beds and more. Read more

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  4. Elizabeth Fort

    Cork City, Cork

    Built in the late 16th Century and converted into a prison in 1835. A portion of the fort is open to the public, and commands fine views of the city from its walls.
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  5. Drishane House

    Castletownshend, Cork

    Drishane House, built 1780, weatherslated and graceful, the ancestral home of the Somervilles; Edith Somerville (of Somerville and Ross) lived there. The house is set in 18 acres of gardens and woods above Castlehaven bay. Read more

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  6. Waterloo Round Tower

    Blarney, Cork

    The Round Tower at Waterloo, just outside Blarney, is a curious folly built in the mid 19th Century by Father Matt Horgan, then parish priest of Blarney. Read more

  7. 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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  8. Cork Courthouse

    Cork City, Cork

    Designed by Paine Brothers in the 1830’s. It has a most imposing entrance from Washington Street.
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  9. Macroom Castle

    Macroom, Cork

    Macroom, County Cork is dominated by castle walls and grounds with old stone arches and guns providing an elegant centre for the town. It is thought that the castle was built in the reign of King John, on the site of an earlier stronghold. Read more

  10. 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

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