Many of Cork’s key attractions are located close to Ballincollig, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two of the most popular attractions here are the fascinating Ballincollig Shopping Centre and the remarkable Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills. Two more worthwhile attractions nearby Ballincollig are the Lee Valley Golf & Country Club and Blarney Stone.
From here, it's just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to one of the city’s most iconic sights, Blarney Castle.
Grab your credit card and head to the Blarney Woolen Mills in Blarney to get in some retail therapy.
Visitors with a passion for rugby union will feel right at home at Musgrave Park, home of local legends the Sundays Well RFC and the much-loved Dolphin RFC. Afterwards, follow the throngs of local sports fans to the nearby pubs for a post-match beer ot two.
After a day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Ballincollig, rest up at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, the Oriel House Hotel and the Blarney Golf Resort are just some of the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.