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  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Blackrock Castle Observatory

    Cork City, Cork

    Reach for the stars at the 16th Century Blackrock Castle, a former watch tower now combined with an award winning observatory for budding astronomers and scientists. Blackrock Castle overlooks the River Lee on the outskirts of Cork City harbour. Read more

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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. James Fort Kinsale

    Kinsale, Cork

    Located opposite Charles Fort, it has a commanding position guarding the small harbour of Kinsale. This fort was built in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces. Read more

  8. Blarney Castle & Rock Close

    Blarney, Cork

    This historic castle is world famous for the Blarney Stone, said to have the power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. Read more

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  9. Kilbolane Castle

    Milford, Cork

    The remains of Kilbolane Castle are located in Milford, County Cork. It is a square castle with rounded turrets at the corners and is surrounded by a moat. Read more

  10. 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

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