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Out & About

Lisnabrin House is situated in a magical part of Ireland, with amazing access to the fantastic Ancient East and a gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.  This East Cork area is home to the dramatic Blackwater River and Bride Valley with the back drop of rolling hills and lush green fields. It boasts some of the most productive land in Ireland and as a result we are surrounded by Dairy farms and Horse yards. 

There are lots of things to do, we are only 25 minutes scenic drive to the sea or 25 minutes to the dramatic mountain viewing and hiking spot at the Vee.  
There are many options available, for example: Tailored Adventures, Water-sports, Clay Shooting, Golf, Guided Treks & Trails, Historical Trips, Fishing, Gourmet Tours and Equestrian Activities.  You have the option to customise your stay in advance.  Let us know what you would like to arrange and we can assist in making plans.  Use the links below to explore our local heritage and adventures.

Day trip recommendations  from Lisnabrin House

Make sure you see all our local sights - Here are some suggested itineraries.

Let us help you plan some great days out!


Super family destination, well placed to visit Fota Wildlife Park, Leahy's Farm, Spike Island, Blarney Castle, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Beaches of Ardmore, Goat Island or Ballycotton & The Waterford Greenway, just to name a few.


We are located 20 minutes drive from Fermoy and the M8 motorway. Cork city is a 45 minute drive and the heritage town of Lismore is a 10 minute drive.


The Blackwater Valley is North Cork's hidden Gem. Renowned for fishing, hunting, walking and great food,  visitors are spoilt for choice.  If you need a Gillie, a walking guide or local horse riding school contact let us know, we would be delighted to help you enjoy this beautiful spot.


The kitchen should have all you need to dine-in but we do have some lovely local spots for eating out. Start your night off with a great pint at our local pub just 5 minutes walk from the house. Lismore (10 minute Drive) is our local heritage town, home to the spectacular Lismore Castle, a wander through the gardens and a casual dinner in Foleys would be our personal favourite. For gorgeous food in our prized coastal town of Ardmore (25 minute drive) try The White Horses Restaurant (no web site but they are rated on Tripadvisor) or a more formal setting and amazing waterfront scenery, the Michelin-star restaurant at The Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore. Youghal (20 mins) is famous for it's seafood and Ahernes is top for food there.


The local area here is steeped in history and Lismore (10 mins away) is our local heritage town with a fantastic castle, you can visit the grounds there but the castle is restricted as the Lord and and Lady of Devonshire still use it as their family holiday home. The Towers Walk in Lismore is lovely, a drive up to the Vee through Lismore is fantastic, a view of five counties from the top and lovely walk to a Corrie lake.


The beaches at Ardmore and Youghal are wonderful for walking, swimming & surfing. The famous Ballymaloe Cookery school and restaurant are only 35 mins drive from us. Visit the pizza restaurant on a Saturday or wander around the beautiful grounds.


The Jameson Distillery in Midleton (25 mins drive) is a fascinating tour, followed by lunch in the Sage restaurant or The Farm Gate. Depending on what you are interested in there is lots to see and great places to eat. Blarney Castle (about 50 mins drive from us) is a fascinating experience. Visitors must kiss the stone!!


Barryscourt Castle Midleton (30 mins away) is a really special visit, they have returned it to its original state and is a unique hands on experience of castle life in Ireland.  Bantry House is a really lovely visit, it is 2 hours drive away but the area and even the drive is spectacular.


Golf at Lismore (local course), Castlemartyr, Dungarvan (3 courses) or the world renowned Head of Kinsale, all great courses.


Kilkenny City is only 1.5 hours from us, a fortified city with amazing castle and medieval streets, worth a visit.


Please let us know if you would like any further information or we can book anything for you. Sightseeing and day trip itineraries can be arranged. Driver / Minibus transport available.

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