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County Cork is situated in the south west of Ireland, bordering counties Waterford, Tipperary, Limerick and Kerry.
This Lush verdant county is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean so visitors doing the Wild Atlantic Way have a terrific choice of Trident Holiday Homes extremely wide variety of self catering accommodation in the county. From East Cork we offer the sumptuous Fota Island Resort and on to the medieval town of Kinsale and the traditional village of Ballycotton; heading west to the village of Durrus, gateway to the Sheep's Head peninsula; at Bantry Bay we have properties in Ballylickey. Then on to Castletownbere and Ardgroom, on the wild and beautiful Beara Peninsula.
County Cork is Ireland’s largest county and in many ways it’s most diverse with its lush countryside punctuated with the Blackwater, Lee and Bandon rivers in the east and its craggy Caha and Shehy mountain ranges to the west. This dramatic countryside lends itself perfectly to hiking, cycling, fishing and horse riding.
The county has a strong seafaring tradition with numerous yacht clubs and harbours along it’s coast of which The Royal Cork Yacht Club, Kinsale Yacht Club, Glandore Harbour Yacht Club and Baltimore Sailing Club are perhaps the best known. The clubs offer various summer sailing courses for both children and adults as well as running races and regattas throughout the season.
Cork has a rich and varied history and guests staying at our self catering holiday homes in Cork can enjoy a wide variety of heritage sites stately homes and castles at which to spend the day. Some of the best known of these include Bantry House & Gardens, the 15th Century Blarney Castle (and of course the world famous Blarney Stone), Desmond Castle and Blackrock Castle & Observatory. Other heritage sites in Cork include Cork City Gaol & Heritage Centre, Cobh Heritage Centre (now offering a comprehensive Geneology Service), the Jameson Heritage Centre in Midleton and the Michael Collins Centre near Clonakilty.
Cork is Ireland’s third largest city and was European Capital of Culture for 2005. Situated on the banks of the river Lee it has always been a vibrant seaport and centre for trade. Cork is a compact city and best explored on foot giving you plenty of opportunity to appreciate the diverse architectural influences and discover its many lovely boutiques, excellent restaurants and variety of pubs.
Co. Cork is extremely accessible with Cork City having its own airport, which accommodates both domestic and international flights daily, and ferry port. Cork City is 3 ½ hours drive from Dublin, 3 hours from Rosslare Harbour and 2 hours from Shannon Airport.
Our self catering accommodation in Cork provides the perfect base no matter which aspect of Co. Cork you wish to explore.
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