THINGS TO DO

FOR KIDS

Fota Wildlife ParkFota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is must on any itinerary and is a park with a difference. It has been listed as one of Ireland’s Top Ten visitor attractions and is the most popular tourist destination in East Cork.
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Trabolgan

Trabolgan Cork IrelandTrabolgan is located 20 minutes drive from the Beach Homes. The sub-tropical with a wave maker is a must for all the family and there are many other activities to choose from including archery, abseiling & tennis.
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Leahy’s Open Farm

This is a great day out for all the family, with a huge selection of animals to see with playgrounds & picnic areas on site too.
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Bridge Field Buggies

This is an outdoor quad safari suitable for all ages
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SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Blue Flag Beaches

Garryvoe Beach Homes are two minute walk away from the Blue Flag Beach Garryvoe. From Ballywilling to Ardnahinch to Ballycotton, there are miles of sandy beaches to explore.

Fishing

Paul in East Cork Bait and Tackle can offer a variety of fishing trips
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Walks

Ballycotton Cliff Top Walk is a scenic walk which can give many other coastal scenes a run for their money. The walk starts in the fishing Village of Ballycotton and the walk continues for about 9km along the cliff face with stunning views and passes Ballytrasna beach.

Castlemartyr GolfGolf

There are a choice of excellent golf courses nearby at Castlemartyr Resort, Fota Island Resort and Cork Golf Club.

Ballycotton Island & Lighthouse Tours

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a truly magical memory-making excursion. Travel in an open topped boat, hike to the Ballycotton Lighthouse summit and explore the lighthouse.
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SHOPPING/CRAFTS/COOKING

Ballymaloe Cookery SchoolBallymaloe Cooking School & Gardens

Ballymaloe Cookery School is situated on 100 acres of farmland located 10 minutes drive from Garryvoe Beach Homes. There are many cookery courses and demonstrations on throughout the year. The captivating Garden & Farm walk is open all year to Visitors. Guests can enjoy a visit to Ballymaloe Farm Shop or Saturday Pizzas at weekends.
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Shangarry Design Centre

The Design Centre is located just 5 minutes from Garryvoe Beach Homes and overlooks Ballycotton Bay. It is a shoppers paradise for jewellery, pottery and gifts. It is a good location for lunch too.
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Midleton Farmers Market Cork IrelandMidleton Farmers Market

The Midleton Farmers Market is held very Saturday morning and allows you to sample the best of local produce.
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Stephen Pearce Pottery

Stephen Pearce Pottery  is located just 5 minutes from Garryvoe Beach Homes. Stephen Pearce along with a small group of talented local craftspeople make the world famous Stephen Pearce ranges Stephen Pearce Pottery - Shanagarry Design Centre Cork Irelandof pottery. There is a showroom and a cafe on premises.
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CULTURE/HERITAGE

Old Midleton Distillery

Midleton DistilleryOld Jameson Midleton Distillery, 15 minutes from the Garryvoe Beach Homes, is located in a wonderful restored Grain store. A guided tour details the story of Irish whiskey with an audio-visual presentation and a sampling of the renowned Jameson Whiskey in the bar.
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Titanic Experience

Titanic Experience Cork IrelandTitanic Experience Cobh is a new permanent visitor attraction which opened on February 1st 2012 in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Situated in the original offices of The White Star Line, the location marks the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage to America.
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Cloyne

Cloyne Round Tower IrelandCloyne round towerThe nearby village of Cloyne is a fine example of a surviving round tower. This particular round tower is thought to have been a place of refuge for Christian monks at times of attack and plunder.