Reasons To Visit Macroom!

Always rushing around? Ever felt the need to make up for lost time?

Well, here's a few reasons to make a break for it and take that well earned rest in Macroom!


  1. Learn a new skill, waterskiing at Carrig Waterski and Wakeboard centre. Located in the picturesque Lee Valley, this hidden gem will truly give you an unforgettable experience and whatever level of ability, you are guaranteed a great day out.
  2. Hire a bike from Cycle West Cork and have it dropped and collected from your accommodation, allowing you to fully enjoy your holiday. View our range of bikes & equipment here.
  3. Fill you picnic basket with fine food like olives, feta cheese, home made bread and sun dried tomatoes and head to Gougane Barra the source of The Lee, St. Finbarr’s Hermitage, fishing, boating walks and much more.
  4. Visits Ireland's only Toy Soldier Factory at 'Prince August'.
  5. Take a trip to Sherkin Island by ferry from Baltimore. Easy to explore on foot and home to the safest, sandiest beaches in the area.
  6. Bring the kids for a day out to Fota Wildlife Park and be greeted by giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys and flamingos… and the occasional grown-up too!
  7. Hop on The Cable Car to Dursey Island, connected to the mainland of the Beara Penninsula and hosting some spectacular views.
  8. Learn the skills of fly angling in the beautiful scenic and peaceful surrounds of the Lee Valley Harbour. The Sullane, Foherish and Lee Rivers provide the perfect fly angling conditions. Get to know all the good spots and best techniques with an Irish Champion at your side, Denis Cronin.
  9. Take an historic stroll around the Bealick Mill a 19th century cornmill, beautifully restored, famine exhibition, local records – don’t forget our beautiful authentic pubs!
  10. Millstreet & The Green Glens Arena, Located only 12 miles from The Castle Hotel, it is an ideal concert & events venue with acts like Westlife and Disney on Ice held there on a regular basis.
  11. 1922 – step back in History and visit Beal na Blath – site of Michael Collins shooting in 1922.
  12. The other Castle – explore Macroom Castle, a 13th century stronghold of the O’Flynns, Lords of Muskery.
  13. Visit the famous Blarney Castle. Each year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to "... Kiss the Blarney Stone ..." ; in so doing people hope to gain the elusive gift of eloquence.
  14. We can provide a walking guide, Catherine Ketch of Lee Valley Walking, an expert in Guided walks in South West Ireland. Lee Valley Walking is based in between Ballyvourney and Macroom in one of West Cork's most unspoilt and rural regions. Local knowledge and specialist information on environment, history, geography and archaeology will be provided.
  15. Spend a day in nearby Kinsale, harbour town home to many great shops, restaurants and bars.
  16. Pets from fur to feather, indoors and outdoors, ready to be Cuddled, fed and admired at Kennedy's Pet Farm.
  17. A statutory Nature Reserve, The Gearagh, represents the remains of the last Post-Glacial Alluvial Rain Forest found in Western Europe, which was formed at the end of the Ice Age. Over one hundred species of flowers, plants and ferns to be found here.
  18. Check out Killarney's Muckross House or the beautiful Torc Waterfall.
  19. Visit Ireland’s craziest Adventure Land, Funmanway, located here in the heart of West Cork just outside Dunmanway Town. Home of Europe's only cornered zorb riding track.
  20. Excellent array of special value packages always available online!
  21. Saturday night Live Music in Dan Buckley's Bar from 10pm!
  22. All our guests may enjoy full free use of our Extensive Award Winning Leisure Centre.
  23. Take a while deserved treat in our Holistic Therapy Suite!
  24. Winner of The 2014/'15 Best Hotel Carvery In Ireland!
  25. Recently engaged and planning a wedding? We have over 65 years in Wedding Experience and are located only 30 minutes from Gougane Barra Church.
  26. Rated in Top 25 Hotels in Ireland by Trip Advisor! 
  27. Visit nearby Farran Forrest Zipit Park 
  28. Member of Irish Country Hotels and also a Guaranteed Irish Hotel..

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