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Things To See & Do

Here are a sample of some of the activities within close distance of the Royal Cork. In addition to these, there are many coastal & woodland walks, beaches and an open water swimming area within walking distance of the club.

Cork Sea Safari
Cork Harbour Tour by Rib or 086 820 8565

Funkytown Adventure Centre
Fountainstown (3km away)
+35387 261 1173
Cave exploration, Moon paddle, Amazon Adventure, Biodiversity Tour, Kayak rental, SUPs

Spike Island – Ireland’s Alcatraz
Ferry departs from Cobh (20km – take Ferry to Cobh from Passage West)
A remote monastery in the Celtic sea, a fortress built to defend an empire, an island prison.
Museums, exhibitions, scenic island walks, child friendly areas, cafe & gift shop.

Spike Island, Ireland’s Alcatraz

Fota Wildlife Park
Cobh (20km – take Ferry to Cobh from Passage West) or 021 481 2678

Blackrock Castle Observatory & Castle Café Cork
Blackrock (13km)
Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to Journeys of Exploration. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.

The Marina & Blackrock Village
Beautiful, scenic, tree lined walk along the marina before returning to Blackrock Village for a coffee. Farmer’s Market on Sunday.

The Marina, Blackrock, Cork


The Oysterhaven Centre
Oysterhaven (15km) or 021 4770738
Kayak Hire, SUPs, Dinghies & Windsurfing

The Oysterhaven Centre has it all, from kayaking to windsurfing

Charles Fort
Kinsale (18km) or 021 4772263
Perhaps the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Charles Fort, is on the road just beyond Summercove. It is open all year, and regular guided tours are available.

Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale (from the Irish, Ceann tSaile – ‘Head of the Sea’) is one of
the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland.

The Bulman Bar, Kinsale

English Market, Cork City
The envy of foodies throughout Ireland, the English Market has been around since 1788. Hailed as the “best covered market in the UK and Ireland” by chef Rick Stein. Drop into the Farmgate Café for delicious dishes made from the market’s wares.

Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City
This popular park is home to lakes and manicured lawns, lots of sculptures, and wandering paths, as well as the Cork Public Museum. Fabulous Children’s Playground.

Blarney Castle, Blarney

For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. Its powers are unquestioned but its story still creates debate.

Jameson Distillery, Midleton

The original buildings at the impressive 15 acres Midleton Distillery site date back as far as 1794 and have been used to distil and mature their whiskeys since 1825. Highlights include: Jameson Distillery Midleton, is home to the largest Copper Pot Still in the world!

Jameson Whiskey Distillery, Midleton

Cork City Gaol, Cork City
A mixture of grand Gothic and classical architecture, Cork City Gaol looks more like a castle than a penitentiary.

Cork Butter Museum, Shandon, Cork City
The Cork Butter Museum speaks to Ireland’s dairy pedigree. This museum brings the visitor on a wholesome tour down memory lane.

Nano Nagle Place, Douglas St., Cork City & Good Day Deli
Nano Nagle Place is an unexpected oasis in the centre of bustling Cork City. The complex houses a museum, heritage rooms, gardens and the wonderful Good Day Deli, an award winning sustainable foods cafe.

Local Restaurants & Of Course There Are Plenty More Pubs Nearby Too!

Cronins Pub, Crosshaven
Fri/Sat/Sun – lunch & dinner or 021 4831829

Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven

Anchor Inn, Crosshaven
Evening Meals 021 4831 799

Bunnyconnellan Restaurant, Myrtleville (2km) or 021 483 1213

Bunnyconellan’s Bar & Restaurant, Myrtleville

The Lodge Bar & Kitchen, Myrtleville (2km)
Open 4:30-9pm
021 4833 426 or

The Roberts Cove Inn – Gastro Bar (6km)
Open from 4pm or 021 488 7679

And you can also travel to a number of restaurants by boat in Monkstown, Cobh and East Ferry.



From links to parklands, you’ll be spoiled for choice of golf courses if visiting the Royal Cork. Amongst the most famous courses within 30 minutes of the club are The Old Head Of Kinsale and Fota Golf Club.


Stunning scenery at the Old Head of Kinsale