25 days in County Cork Itinerary

25 days in County Cork Itinerary

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25 days in County Cork Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Shanagarry
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mallow
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Skibbereen
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kinsale
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Dublin

7
nights
Shanagarry

Shanagarry ©
Shanagarry is a village in east County Cork in Ireland. You'll explore and learn at Titanic Experience Cobh and Fota House & Gardens. Get some historical perspective at Cobh Cathedral and Colmans Cathedral Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanagarry: Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre, Tregan Craft Centre, & more), Youghal (Landward Town Walls of Youghal, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, & more) and Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, take in the waterfront activity at SailCork, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Castlemartyr Carmelite Monastery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballynamona Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Shanagarry travel route planner .

Dublin to Shanagarry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In November, daytime highs in Shanagarry are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mallow.

Things to do in Shanagarry

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Midleton, Youghal, County Cork, Cloyne Cathedral
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Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

6
nights
Mallow

Mallow ©
Mallow is a town in County Cork, Ireland, about thirty-five kilometres north of Cork. Visit Mallow Castle and Lombard’s Castle for their historical value. Buttevant Friary and Kanturk Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mallow: The Old Mill Stores (in Gortroe), Blackwater Outdoor Activities (in Castletownroche) and Christ Church, Church of Ireland, Fermoy, County Cork (in Fermoy). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at The Donkey Sanctuary, head outdoors with Hillwalking Millstreet, explore the activities along The Gearagh, and let little ones run wild at Little Rascals.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Mallow trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Shanagarry to Mallow by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Mallow

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macroom, Buttevant, Millstreet, Doneraile Court, St. Gobnait's Monastic Site
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The Gearagh ©
The Gearagh
Kanturk Castle ©
Kanturk Castle
Mallow Castle ©
Mallow Castle

6
nights
Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Appreciate the collections at West Cork Model Railway Village and Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Drombeg Stone Circle and Kilcrea Friary will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Skibbereen side-trips: Barleycove Beach (in Schull), Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre & Inchydoney Beach) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Sat) at Cape Clear Island. There's much more to do: stroll through Garnish Island, identify plant and animal life at Lough Hyne, take in the pleasant sights at Beicin Loop, and hike along Beara Way.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Skibbereen trip planner .

You can drive from Mallow to Skibbereen in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kinsale.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Bantry, Glengarriff, Barleycove Beach, Healy Pass
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Michael Collins Centre ©
Michael Collins Centre

5
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The English Market and Kinsale Silver. Blarney Castle & Gardens and Charles Fort will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Blarney Woollen Mills (in Blarney) and Cork (Cork City Gaol, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and shop like a local with Rohan Reilly Photography.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale vacation builder app .

Getting from Skibbereen to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cork, Blarney
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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