Ireland - County Cork (PDF Chapter)


This is the County Cork chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.

The city of Cork is a thriving metropolis, whereas County Cork is a lush landscape dotted with villages. Further afield, you’ll pass inlets along eroded coastlines and a multitude of perfectly charming old fishing towns and villages.

  • revel in buzzing Cork city, with its brilliant selection of restaurants, pubs, music and theatre
  • maps
  • hike to the tip of the windswept, wonderfully remote Sheep’s Head Peninsula
  • transport
  • catch a culinary demonstration or take a cookery class at Ballymaloe Cookery School
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Cork City & Around, Blarney Castle, Fota Island, Cobh, Midleton & Around, Youghal, Kinsale, West Cork, Kinsale, Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Baltimore, Sherkin Island, Cape Clear Island, Mizen Head Peninsula, Schull, Mizen Head, Durrus, the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Bantry, Beara Peninsula (Ring of Beara), Glengarriff, Castletownbere & Around and Dursey Island.

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