Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Ballycotton is a famous fishing village situated approximately 40km (25 miles) east of Cork City.

The village is set on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay. There is a busy fishing pier, working lighthouse and a world-famous lifeboat. As well as a shop & post office, pubs, restaurants, B&Bs and a hotel.

The Ballycotton Bay area has a character all of its own. Rich plains, clean and unspoiled sandy beaches, historic towns and heritage centres, rocky bays and dramatic coastal cliff walks and scenery, forested landscapes and walks, less crowds, more peace and quiet.

There are small towns and villages, castles, ruined monasteries, a living cathedral and a beautifully preserved round tower at Cloyne, a unique coastal bird sanctuary and at Fota a unique Wildlife Park. This is ideal cycling country, and motoring country too. In the area there are still undiscovered places and secret sandy bays for you to discover and explore.

And why not choose Ballymaloe House Hotel as your base of operations for exploring Cork?

You can choose from one of our many accommodation packages, or alternatively invest in a Ballymaloe Hotel gift voucher to enjoy later in the year.

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