Macroom is a busy market town on the N22 midway between Cork City and Killarney. It is an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation in County Cork with its colourful history and range of visitor activities to suit all ages. Historically Macroom has many holy wells, churches and other sites in the area associated with ancient visionaries and healers.
Visitors to Macroom can enjoy the Castle Demense - a large park in the grounds of the demolished Macroom Castle, with 100's of acres of wooded grounds and secluded riverside walks. On a summer's day there is no better place to escape from the world for a few hours to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the mature oak and beech trees.
While staying in Macroom you will find activities such as golfing at Macroom Golf Club or fishing in the local river, hill walking or cycling, as the area has many interesting trails and pathways.
One of the finest collections of the West Cork hooded cloak is to be found in Macroom Museum on Castle Street, which houses many other items of local historical value. The historic Carrigaphooca Castle stands on a rock above the trees 6km west of Macroom. The 'pooca' is a malicious spirit who haunted this fairytale place.
The Bronze Bull on Cork Street is a life size cast bronze bull, showing Macrooms' heritage as a mart (cattle) town.
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