Other Things to Do

There may be times during your visit when you do not wish to fish on certain days. There are plenty of things to see and plenty of places to visit in that eventuality within the Blackwater Valley, or within reasonable distances of it. The web site Discover Ireland contains many ideas and suggestions which should be helpful in making plans.

Some suggestions.

Cork City. Cork is the second city within the Republic and has many fine restaurants and many sights to see. These include the English Market, Patrick Street and its shopping, Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone, University College Cork, or even go to the theatre.

Fermoy. See the wedge tomb at Labbacallee, visit the Fermoy Country Market, or take the Barane Looped Walk.

Lismore. Visit the gardens of Lismore Castle, owned by the Duke of Devonshire, Lismore Heritage Centre, Lismore Cathedral, or take one of the Lismore Area Walks.

Mallow. Visit Mallow Heritage Centre, Mallow Country Market, or take all (or part of) the Blackwater Way (an extensive walk).

Middle Blackwater at Ballyhooly

Youghal. Take the Youghal Heritage Trail, or the Youghal Slí na Sláinte Linear Walk, or visit Youghal Heritage Centre.

Take all (or part of) the Blackwater Valley Scenic Drive see this page

Visit the Jameson Distillery at Midleton for an interesting tour and maybe a taste of Irish whisky - see this page

Golf. Golf courses can be found at Cork, Fermoy, Lismore, Mallow, and Youghal. Again, Check out the website Discover Ireland for details.