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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West corks newest 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 12 breath-taking locations.
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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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Enjoy a day at the beach
Kerry & Cork Blue Flag Beaches 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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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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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.
Open Apr to Nov
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Take the Whiskey Tour!
The 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.
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Worlds largest model battle scene
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
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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.
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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.
Open Mar to Sept
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multi-award-winning
Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland
Welcome to the multi-award-winning Ballymaloe Cookery School which has been delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983.
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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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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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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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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.
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An evening to remember!
Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium Bishopstown Road, Curraheen, Co. Cork, Ireland
If you're looking for something different for a great night out in Cork, you’ll find it at Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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?
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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.
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Irish Whiskey Masterclasses Daily!
Irish Whiskey Experience and Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder 93 New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
A sensory and interactive experience that guides visitors through the history of Irish Whiskey, the distilling process and a comparative tasting of delicious Irish whiskeys.
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Ireland's Premier family pet farm
Kennedy’s Pet Farm Glenflesk, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
This all-weather pet farm & playground is perfect for a family day out. The Irish Tourist Board approved pet farm is conveniently located just 5 miles from Killarney.
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An evening to remember!
Kingdom Greyhound Stadium Oak Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Tralee Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing.
Open Year Round
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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.
Open Daily May to Sept
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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.
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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.
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Bridging the best of Ireland's West
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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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 86 activities and over 800 metres of Ziplines for you to enjoy.
Open Feb to Nov
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Copper Mine Museum
Allihies Copper Mine Museum Allihies Village, Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
In the mid-nineties a group of Allihies residents came together to discuss how they might preserve and present the local copper mining heritage of this unique area. The museum is the result.
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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.
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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”.
Open May to Sept
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National Cultural Institution
Crawford Art Gallery Emmet Place, Cork City, Ireland
Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary.
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newest and most exciting sport
FootGolf Cork Ringenane, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
FootGolf is the game that blends football and golf into one great sport. FootGolf Cork is the first and only purpose built FootGolf course in the South of Ireland.
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Explore Killarney your way!
Killarney Shuttle Bus Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
The original hop on/hop off Killarney Shuttle Bus tour is the best way to go to see all the main attractions. Visit Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Muckross House and Traditional Farm and more
Operates Apr to Oct
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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.
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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.
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for daredevils young and old
The Clonakilty Park Adventure Centre and Park Cinema Clogheen Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Clonakilty's family activity centre in the heart of West Cork. Located on the grounds of the Quality Hotel & Leisure Club, this superb adventure centre offers a host of exciting activities.
Open Daily July to Sept
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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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