February 13, 2010

Visit County Cork

As we saw in the earliest posts, you can do a car rental in Dublin but if you have already seen Dublin and fly directly to Cork, car hire Cork Airport is another option.  One of the most traditional counties in Ireland, County Cork has a lot to offer. Here are some places not to miss :

1. Rock of Cashel
On the road between Dublin and Cork stands the Rock of Cashel, known as St Patrick’s rock. It is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. The complex has a character of its own, unique and native, and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe.

2. Cork
The second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, Cork is a nice city to visit. With its seaport and small street, you can spend a day visiting the city

3. Drombeg Stone Circle
On the south coast, close to the village of Skibbereen, you will find the Stone circle of Dromberg , known as the Druid’s altar. The circle consists of seventeen pillar stones that are graded from the two large portal stones, each 2 meters high, at the north-east towards the recumbent stone.

4. Mizen Head
Ireland's most southerly point, the real magic of Mizen Head is the breathtaking scenery of the landscape itself and of course the knowledge that you are at the very southern tip of Ireland, with the vast swell of the Atlantic sprawled out before you.

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