Below, in list view, are some great visitor experiences in the South West. Click on 'Map View' to see their proximity to each other. If using a a mobile device in Ireland, you can use the 'nearby' function in search to see what's close to your location.
Where the blarney began
Blarney Castle and Gardens Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
Nestled in the charming village of Blarney is one of Cork’s greatest treasures. Built nearly 600 years ago, Blarney Castle is known the world over for the famous Blarney Stone.
Open Daily Year Round
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A Unique Friendly Cruise
Cape Clear Island Ferry Service (Farantóireacht go Cléire) Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland
Cape Clear is rich in archaeology history with ancient standing stone, Bronze Age monuments and amazing stone walls.
Operates Year Round
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for daredevils young and old
Clonakilty Park Cinema, Golf & Adventure Centre Clogheen Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Clonakilty's family activity centre in the heart of West Cork. Located on on the complex of the Clonakilty Park Hotel, this superb adventure centre offers a host of exciting activities.
Open Daily July to Sept
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West Cork Adventure
Fastnet Rock Tour Ionad Fiontair, Cape Clear Island Baltimore or Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland
For many generations the majestic and isolated Fastnet Rock has fired the imaginations of onlookers, both locals and visitors alike.
Operates Apr to Sept
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Where the land meets the sea
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer a truly unique experience around Ireland’s stunning coastline in 14 breath-taking locations.
Open dates vary
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Take the Whiskey Tour!
Jameson Distillery Midleton Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Jameson Distillery is home to the award winning Midleton Distillery where whiskey was first distilled in 1825 and continues to this day, located on the 15 acre distillery.
Open Daily Year Round
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A jewel in Killarney National Park
Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms Killarney National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms is the jewel in the crown of the spectacular Killarney National Park.
Open Daily Year Round
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An engaging experience
Paddle and Sea Cahersiveen Marina, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Try sea kayaking or canoeing to bring you around the scenic Fertha estuary or even out to the mouth of the Valentia harbour.
Open Daily Year Round
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fun eco-nature cruises
Seafari Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
SEAFARI Seal and Eagle watching cruises is the most popular tour in Kenmare. Hop aboard to explore the naturally beautiful paradise that is the Kenmare Bay.
Closed 2020 Season
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Europe's only Toy Soldier Factory
Toy Soldier Factory Kilnamartyra Village
, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Toy Soldier Factory offers groups a combination of fun and hands on experience with a difference all in one location! Where fantasy becomes reality. One of Ireland’s best-hidden secrets
Open Mon-Fri Year Round
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people, places, stories.....
Youghal Clock Gate Tower Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Youghal Clock Gate Tower is the most visible landmark in the centre of Youghal’s Main Street. Although built in 1777 as a gaol, this story spans 600 years of history.
Open Year Round
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Cork) Farran Forest Park, Farran, Co. Cork, Ireland  
Zipit Farran Park is a treetop high ropes course with a difference with 91 activities and over 800 metres of Ziplines for you to enjoy.
Open Feb to Nov
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Tour Cork city
Cork City Tours Grand Parade, Cork
See the sights of Cork, from our open top Hop-on/Hop-off bus, including Shandon Bells, Cork City Gaol, English Market, University College, the bridges and streets.
Open Daily in Summer
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For a splashing good time
Aqua Dome Dan Spring Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Aqua Dome is one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworld's & Premier Tourist Attractions located on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Closed for 2020 Season
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steep yourself in history
Ardfert Cathedral Ardfert, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
A monastery was founded in Ardfert by St. Brendan 'The Navigator' in the 6th century. There are three medieval churches, two ogham stones and a number of early Christian.
Closed for 2020 season
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A great lighthouse of Ireland
Ballycotton Lighthouse Ballycotton Sea Adventures, Ballycotton Lighthouse, Ballycotton Island, Co. Cork, Ireland
Until recently, power for the lighthouse on Ballycotton was provided by an underwater cable which linked the Island with Ballycotton Pier.
Open Daily Year Round
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Exciting Aqua Park
Ballyhass Aquaparks Coolnagearagh, Coachford, Co. Cork, Ireland
Ballyhass Aquaparks; the perfect water activity for the Irish summer. Inflatable waterparks in two convenient locations in Coachford and Mallow.
Open May to Sept
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The place to be!
Bowling Buddies Unit 2 Manor Business Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Bowling Buddies is not just any ordinary bowling centre…it’s so much more! It’s the place to be. It’s extraordinary!
Open Year Round
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Buddies is best for play!
Buddies Play Centre 4a Woodlands Industrial Estate, Park Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Family-run play centre for children up to 12yrs of age with on-site café for adults to relax in, offering a full menu and speciality teas and coffees.
Open Year Round
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History, emigration, convict ships!
Cobh, The Queenstown Story Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cobh Heritage Centre features a dramatic exhibition of the origins, history & legacy of Cobh, a unique Irish port town.
Open Daily Year Round
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Tour Cork & Kerry
Cork Day Tours Alfred Street Cork. Bus Stop – “CORK DAY TOURS”
Take a day tour to see the charming villages of West Cork and Mizen Head or venture further afield to the spectacular Ring of Kerry.
Open Year Round
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A great family day out
Crag Cave Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Crag Cave is an ancient fossil cave system, older than mankind itself, within which can be seen the natural forces that created the complex and beautiful passages.
Open Year Round
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the home of the great liberator
Derrynane House Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Derrynane, the Oakwood of St Fionán, stands at the very tip of the Iveragh Peninsula in Co Kerry. Sheltered within the woodland stands Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell
Open Daily Mar to Dec
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a regency style great country house
Fota House Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
Discover the grand decor of the principle rooms and charming nursery, or the service wing with the beautifully preserved kitchens, where you can experience what life was like.
Open Mar to Sept
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Irelands Wildest Attraction
Fota Wildlife Park Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
If you’re wondering what to do for the weekend in Cork, then why not make your way to Fota Wildlife Park and enjoy a day outside amongst some of the world’s most amazing animals and plants?
Open Daily Year Round
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Head for dingle peninsula
Gallarus Oratory Gallurus, Baile na nGall, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Gallurus Oratory is extremely well preserved and several archeological artifacts are to be found on the grounds of the Oratory.
Open Year Round
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The picturesque town of Kenmare
Kenmare The Square, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.
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a haven of history
Listowel Castle The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland
A 15th century castle standing on an elevated steep bank, overlooking the river Feale, above the location of a strategic ford.
Closed for 2020 season
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irelands most south westerly point
Mizen Head Signal Station Mizen Head Signal Station, Goleen, Co. Cork
The cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet from the west and south coasts and waves from the mid-Atlantic crash into the land.
Open Year Round
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The historic heartland of Ireland
Munster Vales Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford
Incorporating the Comeragh, Knockmealdown, Galtee, Ballyhoura and Nagles mountain ranges in the counties of Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.
Open Year Round
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Journey through a bygone era
Old Cork Waterworks Experience Lee Road, Cork City, Ireland
The Waterworks is the best preserved of its kind in Ireland. The old buildings and machinery have been carefully restored and are now being used to tell the story of how water was supplied.
Open Year Round
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Indoor entertainment for all
Perks Family Entertainment Centre & Indoor Funfair Seafield, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Enjoy a great family day out with entertainment for visitors of all ages. Bowling, Bungee Trampoline, Carousel, Ladybird Ride, Bumper Boats and a video games arcade.
Open Daily
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Celebrating 50 Years
Shannon Ferry ShannonFerry Group, Tarbert, Co. Kerry, Ireland
ShannonFerry will take you and your vehicle on this 20 minute journey across the estuary linking the iconic tourist destinations of the Kingdom of Kerry to the Banner County of Clare.
Operates Year Round
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Skibbereen......the famine story
Skibbereen Heritage Centre Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
Skibbereen Heritage Centre has two primary exhibitions – one on the Great Famine, the second on Lough Hyne, and also provides a genealogy service for the greater West Cork area.
Open Apr to Oct
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once the worlds largest prison
Spike Island Carrig House, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
“Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2017”. Discover Captains and Convicts, Rioters and Rebels and Sinners and Saints at Spike Island Cork.
Open Year Round
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Unique setting for a Wildlife park
Stonehall Wildlife Park Curraghchase, Kilcornan, Co. Limerick, Ireland
This location offers a unique setting for a purpose built Wildlife park which has now developed from a pet farm into a wildlife park/Zoo for families to experience fun and education.
Open Apr to Oct
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Live the history, feel the story
Titanic Experience Cobh 20 Casement Square, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
You will experience life aboard Titanic and learn a little about the conditions on board for third and first class passengers.
Open Year Round
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Environmental activities
Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre Ballyard Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Discover the magnificence of the wetlands and the animals and plants living here.
Open Year Round
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A great lighthouse of ireland
Valentia Island Lighthouse Cromwell Point, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point is maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights and is a harbour light to guide vessels from the sea and lead them through the northern entrance.
Open Easter to Oct
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Explore 1940's West Cork
West Cork Model Railway Village Inchydoney Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature serving the towns.
Open Year Round
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Enjoy a day at the beach
Blue Flag Beaches in Kerry and Cork Co. Kerry and Co. Cork, Ireland
With such an extensive coastline along the two counties of Kerry & Cork you would expect to find quality beaches.. and you won’t be disappointed.
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On the edge of Europe
Caherdaniel Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland
If you are looking for a holiday that combines the great outdoors with heritage and history then Caherdaniel is the perfect choice for you.
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A family day out
Camden Fort Meagher Camden, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland
Camden Fort Meagher is internationally recognised as being “One of the finest remaining examples of a classical Coastal Artillery Fort in the world”.
Closed for 2020 Season
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Great tourist destination
Castlegregory Castlegregory Visitor Information Centre, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The village of Castlegregory is located at the foot of a sandy peninsula called the Maharees separating Brandon Bay to the west from Tralee Bay to the east.
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Special Discoveries in the South
Claragh Loop Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland
Moderate 10km walk starting at St Patrick’s Church in Millstreet. Optional detour to summit of Claragh Mountain.
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Special Discoveries in the South
Clonakilty Inchydoney Island Road Retreat Walk Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Enjoy the views of Clonakilty Bay when you pass the Model Railway Village and Wildflower Garden.
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In Cork Harbour
Cobh Heritage Town Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cobh dominates Cork Harbour and has experienced invasion, emigration, transportation and a wealth of maritime adventure. It was the last port of call for the ill-fated S.S. Titanic.
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Memorial Church
Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church O’Connell Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The church bears the name of Daniel O’Connell, “The Liberator”, who was born in Cahersiveen and who worked in his political career in the 19th century to bring about Catholic Emancipation.
Open Daily Year Round
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Experience the magic
Dingle Peninsula Dingle Tourist Office, The Quay, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Famed for its rugged beauty and indigenous cultural heritage, Dingle Peninsula has something to offer every visitor.
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An island garden of rare beauty
Ilnacullen Garnish Island Glengarriff, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
The effects of the gulf stream and the protection provided by the surrounding woodlands results in a unique micro climate.
Open Apr to Oct
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Special Discoveries in the South
Kilbrittain Castle Walk Kilbrittain, Co. Cork, Ireland
Kilbrittain is situated midway between Kinsale & Clonakilty.
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Special discoveries in the South
Tarbert – John F Leslie Woodland Walk Tarbert, Co. Kerry, Ireland
A great walking trail to explore in county Kerry
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Torc Waterfall
Torc Waterfall Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Nestled at the base of Torc Mountain and standing at approximately 20 metres high, the waterfall is beautiful, rugged and at its most wild after a heavy downpour of Irish rain.
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Modern bustling town
Tralee Tralee Tourist Office, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The Tralee we see today took its form in the 18th century. There is plenty to see and do for all the family.
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Famous for its Rose Garden
Tralee Town Park Tralee Tourist Office, Denny Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Famous for its Rose Garden, which contains 35 varieties of roses over a 3 acre site and has been a feature of the park since 1987.
Open Year Round
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Extraordinary island
Valentia Island Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The idyllic setting for sailing, fishing, kayaking, diving, coasteering, cycling, walking, rock climbing and lots more.
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Seaside resort town
Youghal Youghal Tourist Office, Market Square, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Youghal has many historic buildings and monuments within its ancient town walls. It is one of the few towns in Ireland where the medieval town walls still survive.
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