Guidebook for Macroom

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Guidebook for Macroom

Food Scene

Bar/Restaurant - best place to eat, until 9:00pm
Mai Fitzs Bar
Bar/Restaurant - best place to eat, until 9:00pm
Café Next Door, Castle Hotel - great place for coffee or a light meal. Dan Buckley's Bar - excellent restaurant food and bar.
Castle Hotel
Café Next Door, Castle Hotel - great place for coffee or a light meal. Dan Buckley's Bar - excellent restaurant food and bar.
A very welcoming coffee shop/simple restaurant with delicious gourmet food at very reasonable prices. Great value for money. Drinks
No57 Gourmet Kitchen
A very welcoming coffee shop/simple restaurant with delicious gourmet food at very reasonable prices. Great value for money. Drinks

Drinks & Nightlife

Our local
Dromeys Bar
Our local

Sightseeing

Ross Castle is a fortified tower house on the Lake of Killarney. A beautiful location well worth a visit.
44 locals recommend
Ross Castle
44 locals recommend
Ross Castle is a fortified tower house on the Lake of Killarney. A beautiful location well worth a visit.
The Kilmichael Ambush (Irish: Luíochán Chill Mhichíl) was an ambush near the village of Kilmichael in County Cork on 28 November 1920 carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the Irish War of Independence. Thirty-six local IRA volunteers commanded by Tom Barry killed seventeen members of the Royal Irish Constabulary's Auxiliary Division.[1] The Kilmichael ambush was politically as well as militarily significant. It occurred one week after Bloody Sunday, marking a profound escalation in the IRA campaign. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilmichael_Ambush
Kilmichael
The Kilmichael Ambush (Irish: Luíochán Chill Mhichíl) was an ambush near the village of Kilmichael in County Cork on 28 November 1920 carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the Irish War of Independence. Thirty-six local IRA volunteers commanded by Tom Barry killed seventeen members of the Royal Irish Constabulary's Auxiliary Division.[1] The Kilmichael ambush was politically as well as militarily significant. It occurred one week after Bloody Sunday, marking a profound escalation in the IRA campaign. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilmichael_Ambush
On 22 August 1922 during the Irish Civil War, Michael Collins, Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army, was killed in an ambush here by anti-treaty IRA forces while travelling in convoy towards Bandon. The ambush was planned in a farmhouse in Béal na Bláth close to The Diamond Bar.[2] Commemorations are held on the nearest Sunday to the anniversary of his death. A memorial cross stands at the site of the shooting on a local road 1 km south of the village which was a dirt road when Collins was shot. A small white cross marks the spot where he fell.
Bealnablath
On 22 August 1922 during the Irish Civil War, Michael Collins, Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army, was killed in an ambush here by anti-treaty IRA forces while travelling in convoy towards Bandon. The ambush was planned in a farmhouse in Béal na Bláth close to The Diamond Bar.[2] Commemorations are held on the nearest Sunday to the anniversary of his death. A memorial cross stands at the site of the shooting on a local road 1 km south of the village which was a dirt road when Collins was shot. A small white cross marks the spot where he fell.

Parks & Nature

A wonderful experience, a must see when you go to Killarney. Allow a full morning or afternoon to experience it properly. http://www.muckross-house.ie/
45 locals recommend
Muckross House
45 locals recommend
A wonderful experience, a must see when you go to Killarney. Allow a full morning or afternoon to experience it properly. http://www.muckross-house.ie/
A very pleasant place to walk, either side of the river. Start at the golf course or at the bridge near the town centre. Edit
River Sullane
A very pleasant place to walk, either side of the river. Start at the golf course or at the bridge near the town centre. Edit
Cycle and walking trails, group activities and tours. http://www.millstreetcountrypark.com/
Millstreet Country Park
Cycle and walking trails, group activities and tours. http://www.millstreetcountrypark.com/
A lovely forest walk - short or long, your choice.
Warrenscourt
A lovely forest walk - short or long, your choice.
The name Gougane Barra comes from Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery on an island in the lake nearby during the 6th century. The present ruins date from around 1700 when a priest called Denis O'Mahony retreated to the island. During the times of the Penal Laws, Gougane Barra's remoteness meant that it became a popular place for the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass. The nineteenth century oratory which stands near the original monastery is famous for its picturesque location and richly decorated interior and is a popular place for weddings.
23 locals recommend
Gougane Barra
23 locals recommend
The name Gougane Barra comes from Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery on an island in the lake nearby during the 6th century. The present ruins date from around 1700 when a priest called Denis O'Mahony retreated to the island. During the times of the Penal Laws, Gougane Barra's remoteness meant that it became a popular place for the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass. The nineteenth century oratory which stands near the original monastery is famous for its picturesque location and richly decorated interior and is a popular place for weddings.
A lovely local walk, bird watching, nature reserve. The Gearagh, a national nature reserve on an inland delta, is located 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) south of Macroom. It comprises a series of small islands, separated by anastomosing, mostly flat, river channels or streams,[17] and is bounded by Toon Bridge, Illaunmore, and Anahala Bridge. The area is thought to have been wooded since the end of the last Ice Age c. 8,000 bc.[18] The alluvial woodland extended as far as the Lee Bridge, and consisted of a large number of mature oak and ash trees.[19] The reserve was gutted in 1954 when the Lee hydro-electric scheme led to extensive tree-felling and flooding. Now submerged houses are visible from
6 locals recommend
The Gearagh
6 locals recommend
A lovely local walk, bird watching, nature reserve. The Gearagh, a national nature reserve on an inland delta, is located 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) south of Macroom. It comprises a series of small islands, separated by anastomosing, mostly flat, river channels or streams,[17] and is bounded by Toon Bridge, Illaunmore, and Anahala Bridge. The area is thought to have been wooded since the end of the last Ice Age c. 8,000 bc.[18] The alluvial woodland extended as far as the Lee Bridge, and consisted of a large number of mature oak and ash trees.[19] The reserve was gutted in 1954 when the Lee hydro-electric scheme led to extensive tree-felling and flooding. Now submerged houses are visible from

Arts & Culture

Theatre, cinema & live entertainment
Briery Gap Cultural Centre
Theatre, cinema & live entertainment

Shopping

Supermarkets: Aldi Lidl Dunnes Stores Supervalu, and many local shops
Macroom
Supermarkets: Aldi Lidl Dunnes Stores Supervalu, and many local shops

Entertainment & Activities

It does what it says on the tin!
National Rowing Centre
It does what it says on the tin!
The lake is good for water borne activities - eg. canoeing
Lough Allua
The lake is good for water borne activities - eg. canoeing
Kilmichael Pitch & Putt Club
Pitch & Putt