Heritage Centre The story of Cobh's origins, it's unique history and legacy are dramatically recalled at The Queenstown Story - a stunning multi media exhibition at Cobh's restored Victorian Railway Station. Themes include The Titanic, Emigration & Famine. New Genealogy Service available
Cork Visitor Attractions
Bantry House & Gardens immerse yourself in the epic adventure of 1796 which includes an individual sound tour, complete with accompanying music and sound effects available in a choice of different languages.
The famous Blarney Stone is kissed by many visitors each year, and tradition says that those who kiss the stone will receive the gift eloquence. Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention beyond Munster ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney, making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures
Charles Fort, Kinsale is a classic example of a star-shaped fort and has five bastions, constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification steeped in history and harbour views of Kinsale.
Desmond Castle has had a colourful history, ranging from Spanish occupation in 1601 to use as a prison for captured American sailors during the American War of Independence.
The Cork City Old Goal has been restored as a highly exciting visitor attraction which set out to tell the visitor what life was like there for prisoners in the 19th century. An exciting Audio Visual presentation is an integral part of the experience
Exploring the Jameson Heritage Centre in Midleton Co. Cork will take you back through time. Discover the history, and the magical taste of Irish Whiskey -Uisce Beatha (The Water of Life) the mystical spirit perfected by Irish monks in the 6th Century A.D.
The Michael Collins Centre in Clonakilty has been interpreting the life of Michael Collins since 1997, when they organized the first Michael Collins Tours, taking visitors to the important sites in West Cork associated with the famous Irish patriot. Elizabeth Slyne Crowley, grandmother of Tim Crowley was a cousin of Michael Collins and her husband Tim Crowley was on active service during the 1916 rebellion.
The Mizen Head Vision Visitor Centre Irelands Most South-westerly Point offers a chance to view the history of the Mizen Head Fog Signal Station Centre, the sea fearing history in West Cork. Take a tour of the Mizen Head Signal Station and The Famous Arched Bridge at Mizen Head, Ireland’s most Southwesterly Point which offers breath taking views over the Atlantic.