Situated approx 22km east of Cork city on the Owenacurra River, Midleton is located in a fertile valley with hills to the north of the town and Cork Harbour to the south. Historically known as Ballymacora, Midleton is officially part of Metropolitan Cork, being a satellite town of Cork city.
Midleton has an excellent reputation for fine food and drink, award-winning restaurants, intimate cafes, quaint old pubs and modern lounge bars providing a wide range of attractions for visitors of all ages.
Hotels in Midleton offer luxury hotel accommodation to visitors seeking accommodation in the town. Quality hotels in Midleton are available with the finest hospitality one would expect from experienced hotels in Ireland.
Visitors to Midleton can enjoy many of east Cork's pleasant beaches and scenic drives. It is also home to one of the best-known sea angling centres in the country as well as having excellent shore and lake fishing. Other cultural attractions of this east Cork tourist location include sailing centers, wind-surfing, golf and pitch and putt.
The Old Midleton Distillery is one of Ireland's premier tourist destinations where one will find the largest pot-still in the world, this is an experience not to be missed when you visit Midleton. Take the Jameson tour and follow the Old Distillery Trail through the various historic and architecturally unique buildings. Each tour ends in the Jameson Bar with the Irish Whiskey tasting session, when you may have the opportunity of becoming a qualified Irish Whiskey Taster with a presentation diploma!
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