Glanmire Vacations

A magnet for visitors who travel to the bustling city of Cork, Glanmire has much to offer sightseers. The central business of Cork is only 16 miles (26 kilometers) away, while Cork Airport is 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the southeast of Glanmire.

Many of Cork’s attractions are located within easy driving distance of Glanmire, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Blackrock Castle and the Mahon Point Shopping Centre are two of the best places to explore here. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find nearby Glanmire are the Cork Heritage Park and the Fota House Arboretum and Gardens.

There are some interesting cultural attractions in and around Glanmire. Spend part of the day admiring the exhibits at the Cork Vision Centre, the Beamish and Crawford Brewery and Murphy's Brewery. To experience Cork’s vibrant arts scene, book a show at one of the gorgeous performance venues such as the Opera House at Emmet Place, the Everyman Palace Theatre and the Triskel Arts Centre. There are some interesting galleries to visit near here including the Crawford Art Gallery, Lavit Gallery and Glucksman Gallery.

If you are searching for family activities make a bee-line for the various child-friendly attractions. Experience some of the Earth’s most remarkable creatures at the Fota Wildlife Park in Fota.

There are many beautiful natural destinations here so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. The conservation havens such as Fota Island, show visitors the birds, trees and plants that exist in the region.

A number of Cork’s attractions are in the Glanmire area, including Barryscourt Castle, the Bells of Shandon and the St. Finbarr's Cathedral. Travellers with a passion for religious history shouldn’t miss the St. Anne's Shandon Church.

Take time out from the sights and work on your swing at the Douglas Golf Club.

Go to English Market for some retail therapy.

Come see popular sporting heroes, the Cork GAA, do battle at the iconic Pairc Ui Rinn. On match days follow the procession of blue and white, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join local Gaelic football lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a few post-game beers.

When it’s time to rest your weary feet after a day spent exploring the charms of Glanmire, check in to one of the area's range of short and long stay accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks be sure to check out the River Lee Hotel, the New Ambassador Hotel & Health Club, and the popular Jurys Inn Cork.

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