To visit North Cork is to follow the path of the majestic River Blackwater, one of the longest rivers in Ireland flowing through quaint villages and charming countryside. This is one of the most interesting spots in Ireland, with many centuries-old castles, round towers and other historic structures.
Cork City, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, West Cork and its many islands are all within a half hour access and perfect for a day drive.
Blarney Castle, Mallow Castle
Blackwater Way – walking and cycling routes or easy and challenging levels
Road Bowling, traditional music in local bars
Over 10 Golf Courses in the region, and several money-saving golf passes
Fota Wild Life Park , Donkey Sanctuary Park in Mallow
The beauty of North Cork’s landscaped gardens can be seen at the Millstreet Country Park, a 500 acre extravaganza of lakes, waterfalls, streams, wetlands, walks, picnic areas, moorlands, arboretum, herb rich meadows, ornamental gardens, archaeological sites, native deer, birds and wildlife.
What's the Fishing like?
The main lake is Fly Only and can fished from the banks but is best fished by boat. The water is 8 - 11m deep in most places with very clear visibility.
Experienced anglers will be challenged to seek the larger fish from these depths while the lake is also ideal for those new to the art of fly fishing.
Fly rods can by hired and our resident ghillie is available to tutor and assist visitors to the lakes.
Boats suitable for up to two or three anglers can be reserved and hired with life jackets.
The upper lake can be fished from the bank with worm,spinners and bubble and fly.