Carrigaline Holiday Homes Cork
Carrigaline is a town on the Owenabue river in County Cork, Ireland. The town is 12km from Cork City and 5km from both Cork Airport and Ringaskiddy Ferryport – the latter links Cork with Swansea and Roscoff. Renowned for its pottery, Carrigaline is one of three main satellite towns built around Cork City and is the largest in the Owenabue Valley. It is an ideal base for exploring Counties Cork and Kerry.
The original town of Carrigaline was built around Carrigaline Castle built on a high limestone, bluff 1.5 km east of the present town centre. Carrigaline Castle, one of the oldest castles in Ireland, was built around 1180 by the Norman family of de Cogan. The ruins of the castle are still evident today.
Currabinny Forest Trail is just a short distance east of Carrigaline and represents one of many scenic walks in Carrigaline and its environs. The forest consists largely of deciduous woods and are spectacular in autumn but make a pleasant walk at any time of year.The forest trails here are unusual in that they were originally laid out for horse and carriage so that they are wide and airy
Fernhill Golf and Country Club is ideally situated on the outskirts of Carrigaline, and located just 20mins from Cork City and Kinsale. Stretched over an area of 6,053 yards, it’s a scenic 18 hole parkland course.
Within a 10 minute drive of Carrigaline there is sailing in Crosshaven, golf at Monkstown Golf Club and the sandy beaches of Myrtleville, Roberts Cove and Rocky Bay. Within a 15 minute drive there is 5 superb Golf courses including the magnificent Fota Island Golf Club, home to the Murphy’s Irish Open in 2002 and Cork Golf Club. The historic and scenic town of Kinsale with its many fine gourmet restaurants is only 20 minutes drive from Carrigaline.