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Midleton is ideally situated to visit the Heritage towns of Cobh, Youghal, Lismore and the City of Cork (European Capital of Culture 2005)

  1. Cobh (with its Cathedral and Titanic Trail)

  2. Youghal (a walled seaport )

  3. Lismore (an ancient monastic site with its beautiful castle)

  4. Just a few minutes from Midleton you can visit Barryscourt Castle, Carrigtwohill.

See the heritage page on for details of these and many more visitor attractions.

There are miles of blue flag beaches at Youghal and Garryvoe, as well as many hidden coves, known only to the locals.
The woodland and cliff walks are constantly being developed and extended.

East Cork offers many top-class golf facilities including Fota, the venue for the Irish Open in 2000 and 2001.
For those interested in horses, there is trekking available and in the Winter months, Point-to Point meetings are held at many venues throughout the area.
There are extensive lake, seashore and deep sea fishing facilities and for those who prefer to just watch, a whale -watching tour is now available.

There are many beaches in the area, weather permitting.
Trabolgan Holiday Village is a short drive away. Day visitors are welcome.
Fota is a must for visitors, with its Wildlife Park, the House itself and the Arboretum which provides a beautiful setting for walks and play all year around. The trustees have restored the walled garden and rose garden to their former glory.
If the beach at Youghal is not enough for the children, Perks Family Entertainment Centre provides all-weather entertainment with rides, games, bowling lazer and Adventure Centre.

Leahys Open farm affords the opportunity to meet farm animals face-to-face and view antique farm machinery.
Bridgefield Buggies provide an opportunity to drive around the farm in quads while older children will also enjoy Kartworld at Watergrasshill. Fat Albert's provides snooker and American Pool facilities in the town and the twin Cinema provides a variety of movies.
Horseriding facilities are available at Dunsfort and Ballyspillane, both within five minutes of the town.
There are a number of children's Summercamps, catering for a variety of interests. Many are booked in advance, but for families intending to stay for a week, it might be an idea to enquire. International Sailing, Cobh provides facilities for water sports and there are a number of sailing courses during the year.

The town is well-known for its variety of quality stores and if it's quantity you need, we are close to the major shopping malls of the city. There are a number of well-known craft outlets, including the Stephen Pearse Pottery. The Restaurants of the area are of an exceedingly high standard and the Farmers Market on Saturday gives the opportunity to sample the best of local produce.


-visit Heritage town of Cobh with

  its Cathedral and Titanic Trail

-visit Heritage town of Youghal,

  a walled seaport

-visit Heritage town of Lismore -

  an ancient monastic site

-visit Lismore Castle

-visit city of Cork

-visit Barryscourt Castle, Carrigtwohill

-visit Blue Flag beach at Youghal

-visit Blue Flag beach at Garryvoe

-visit hidden coves

-enjoy woodland walks

-enjoy cliff walks

-enjoy golf at several East Cork

  golf facilities

-enjoy horse trekking

-enjoy lake fishing

-enjoy seashore fishing

-enjoy a deep sea fishing trip

-enjoy a whale-watching trip

-enjoy the local beaches

-visit  Trabolgan Holiday Village

-visit Fota Wildlife Park

-visit Fota House

-visit Fota Arboretum

-visit Perks Family Entertainment Centre

-visit Leahys Open Farm

-visit Kartworld at Watergrasshill

-enjoy snooker and American Pool

  facilities at Fat Albert’s

-enjoy a movie at the Twin Cinema

-ride horses at Dunsfort and Ballyspillane

-enjoy sailing

-enjoy shopping at the many stores

-visit Stephen Pearse Pottery

-enjoy the many restaurants

-enjoy the Farmers Market on Saturday

-visit Beechwood Garden - Templeisque

-visit Hillside Gardens - Annmount

-visit Kilroan Garden

-enjoy Glashaboy Walk

-enjoy Sallybrook Walk

-enjoy Rathcooney Walk

-visit St. Colman’s Cathedral

-enjoy Coral Leisure Center

-visit Cobh Museum

-visit Sirius Arts Centre

-enjoy walking tour of Spike Island

-enjoy Ballymaloe Cookery School

  and gardens

-enjoy kayaking

-enjoy climbing

-enjoy Fox’s Lane Museum - Youghal

-enjoy Curraheen Park Greyhound 


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