Youghal Tourist Information, Local Attractions & More..

June 14, 2022

Youghal is renowned for it’s natural beauty, stunning walks and cycle routes along ecology areas to the historical town centre.  A large number of internationally acknowledged heritage sites and conservation areas are visible along these routes.

Approximately a 35 minute drive from Trabolgan Holiday Village, there’s plenty to see and do in the area.

History of Youghal 

Youghal is also one of the best preserved examples of a 13th century town in Europe, and as such has been designated a ‘Heritage’ Town by Failte Ireland. It was built as a town to defend and control trade on the Blackwater River which leads into the heart of Munster’s rich farmlands. Youghal’s position was critical to the maintenance of that trade, and access to the most valuable farmland in Ireland. It derives its name from the Gaelic word ‘Eochaill’, meaning ‘yew wood’, pronounced ‘Yawl’.

Perks Entertainment Centre and the Aura Leisure Centre are some of the local attractions in the area.

Tourist information on Youghal

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Cobh Tourist Information, Local Attractions & More..

June 14, 2022

Cobh ascends from the sea and splendidly dominates Cork Harbour one of the largest natural harbours in the world. This colourful town has experienced invasion, emigration, transportation and a wealth of maritime adventure.

Cobh is approximately a 20 minute drive from Trabolgan Holiday Village.

Cobh Attractions

Attractions in the town include St. Colman’s Cathedral, a magnificent 19th century Gothic revival and home to the largest Carillon (49-bells), in Ireland and the UK. The Cathedral Spire overlooks the brightly painted town of Cobh and the inner islands of the harbour, Spike Island, renowned for its historical legacy and Fort and Haulbowline Island site of the oldest yacht club in the world, the Royal Cork Yacht Club  which was founded in 1720.

Cork Harbour Boats lets you discover the breathtaking natural views of Cobh and the Cork coastline, encounter the local wildlife and feel the adrenaline rush that comes with every  wave.

History of Cobh

Cobh’s unique origins are dramatically recalled in the Queenstown Story, on the Titanic Trail and at the Cobh Museum. The Cobh Heritage Centre also offers a Genealogy service

Tourist Information on Cobh

Cobh (pronounced Cove) became the country’s main emigration port following the Great Famine of 1846 – 1848 Following the visit of Queen Victoria in 1849, the town was renamed Queenstown but in 1921, it reverted to the old name of Cobh.

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Lismore Tourist Information, Local Attractions & More..

June 14, 2022

If you are organising your self catering break to Cork and are looking for ideas of things to see and do, don’t forget to add Lismore to your list! Get out and about and discover one of the most historic towns in Waterford!  Lismore boasts sumptuous surroundings with an array of great restaurants and traditional pubs, all soaked in Irish history.

History of Lismore 

Lismore is one of the most historic towns in Waterford. The name Lismore comes from two words – Lis meaning Fort and Mor meaning big. It’s meaning is derived from the round hill or great Irish fort to the east of the town. The two chief points of interest in Lismore are St. Carthages Cathedral and Lismore Castle. The Cathedral crowns the summit of a hill and is on all sides surrounded by foliage. The church yard is full of graves – here lie the bones of nobles, soldiers, traders of the high and humble born.

Lismore Tourist Information

The Heritage Centre has an award winning audio visual display of Lismore history (in English, French, German and Italian) in which your host Brother Declan (alias Niall Toibin) takes you on an enthralling journey through time, starting with the arrival of St. Carthage in 636 and bringing you right up to the present.

Lismore is approximately an hour’s drive from Trabolgan Holiday Village.

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Midleton Tourist Information, Local Attractions & More..

June 14, 2022

Don’t forget to add a visit to Midleton to your holiday Itinerary. Midleton, a bustling market town, is the centre of East Cork in Southern Ireland and is only a 20 minute drive from Trabolgan Holiday Village.

Drawing on the rich resources of the surrounding countryside, Midleton is renowned for its fine food culture and lively pubs.

Legend has it that it was here in Ireland that whiskey was invented. In fact, the town boasts the largest pot still in the world. A stopover to the Old Midleton Distillery is a must. This beautifully restored 18th Century distillery is now a renowned tourist attraction and visitors have the opportunity to become certified whiskey tasters!

History of Midleton

Midleton derives its name from ‘Mainstir na Corann’ meaning ‘The Abbey of the Choir’. This name came from a Cistercian monastery, founded here in the 12th Century, but sadly, destroyed in the 19th Century. St. John the Baptist Church is believed to be the site of the old Abbey with records dating back to 1302.

Nearby the historic villages of Cloyne, Castlemartyr, Killeagh, Shanagarry and Whitegate will woe visitors with their tales from the past and 21st century crafts. Cloyne, with its 11th Century Round Tower and Cathedral, was home to two very famous Bishops. Shanagarry was home to William Penn, the founder of the state of Pennsylvania in America and here, you will now find the famous Shanagarry Potters and the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School.

Things to Do in Midleton

Midleton offers a huge variety of activities and attractions for all including superb sea anglingsea adventures, kayaking and sea trips, a variety of  walks, miles of Blue Flag beachesFota  House and Gardens and a wildlife park  Fota Wildlife Park.   Adding to that are a variety of  festivals and exhibitions which make the area your perfect breakaway location – and all within a short drive of Cork City! There are lots of bar and restaurants in Midleton town centre.

Ballycotton, a picturesque angling village, overlooking Ballycotton Lighthouse and is renowned for its relaxing ambience and spectacular cliff walk, this quaint little port is legendary for its sea angling and maritime history. It was off Ballycotton in 1837 that the famous steam ship the “Sirius” was lost. She had previously been the first passenger steam ship to cross the Atlantic.

Tourist information on Midleton

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