Explore Cork City and its surroundings like a local with a professional tour guide in a luxury Mercedes-Benz Minivan. Visit Blarney Castle, Cobh & Kinsale.
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney Castle (the third to have been erected on this site) was built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster. This medieval fortress draws visitors each year who wish to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. According to Irish folklore, anyone who kisses the stone receives the ability to speak with eloquence, or as the Irish say “The Gift of the Gab.” The stone, however, is not Blarneys only attraction, explore Badger’s Cave, The Court, The Dungeon, The Witch Stone, The Estate, The Battlements View, The Stone from Below, Wishing Steps, Witch’s Kitchen, The Lake, The North Wall.
Blarney Woollen Mills
Blarney Woollen Mills was built in 1823 and was used mainly for spinning and weaving wool. The mill briefly closed for two years between 1973 and 1975, after which it was re-opened as an Irish heritage shop.
Jameson Whiskey Distillery
The world-famous John Jameson and his passion, whiskey. From the day John Jameson walked through the doors of the Bow St. Distillery, there has been a relentless focus has been on producing the world’s best Irish whiskey. Today, every drop of Jameson is still produced here. Enjoy the world’s best Irish whiskey at the source. Take a tour of the Jameson distillery and enjoy a host of unique experiences, from a workshop at the state of the art Jameson Academy to developing a new appreciation of Irish whiskey, from grain to glass.
The historic port and fishing town of Kinsale has it all, great stories, gourmet food, amazing scenery, sailing and some of the best golf links in the world. With its significant military history, Kinsale has something for everybody.
Known as the Titanic’s last port of call in 1912, Cobh is a town on an island in Cork city’s harbour. Visit the Titanic Experience with a themed attraction in the former White Star Line ticket office. North of town, the iconic Fota Wildlife Park is located on Fota Island.
Desmond Castle was built by Maurice Bacach Fitzgerald, the 9th Earl of Desmond in 1500. The castle consists of a keep with storehouses to the rear and domestic offices on the first and second floors. Since 1997, Desmond Castle has housed the International Museum of Wine. This exhibition documents the fascinating story of Ireland’s wine links with Europe and the wider world.