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Ballymakeera

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Ballymakeera

My son and I are going to visit Ballymakeera, County Cork, in June. Does anyone know what's there? Any pubs or interesting sites? Our ancestors are from there, so we're taking a bus from Cork for the day. Thanks!

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Have a look here at these:

http://homepage.eircom.net/~meithealmhuscrai/ballymakeera/index.htm

http://homepage.eircom.net/~meithealmhuscrai/ballyvourney/index.htm

http://www.millsinn.ie/

http://homepage.eircom.net/~meithealmhuscrai/restaurants/index.htm

Ballymakeera (Baile Mhic Ire, in Irish) and Ballyvourney (Baile Bhuirne, in Irish) are neighboring villages in the Cork Gaeltacht (Irish speaking)area of Muscrai.

seandalaiocht.com/1/post/2010/11/st-gobnets-…

www.megalithicireland.com/Ballyvourney.html

…pagesperso-orange.fr/Muscrai%20Eng.html

http://www.geograph.ie/photo/2913

Scroll down the page to read about St Gobnait and her connections with the area:

http://frgabrielburke.blogspot.com/

http://www.leevalleywalking.com/links.htm

Beautiful part of the world! Enjoy your visit.

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I can highly recommend the Mills Inn

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Thanks very much for the information!

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A few more links:

gaeltachttravel.com/cork/…

www.destinations-uk.com/ireland.php…

dochara.com/the-irish/…

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_road_bowling

http://www.irishroadbowling.ie/carbnews.htm

Slideshow of pictures, followed by a short video of Road Bowling in West Cork:

flickr.com/photos/…

In case you or your son are interested in flyfishing, you might enjoy this short blog, which among other places mentions Ballymakeera:

http://flyfishireland.wordpress.com/

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Oh dearie me. I'm afraid Ballymakeera and Ballyvourney are hardly worth a day trip on the bus. It's about a 90 minute trip each way on the bus.

You should not go there without meeting up with someone who can give you a little history about the place. Otherwise what will happen is that you will arrive there, walk up and down the street (5 mins walk each way), then maybe walk to the Mills Inn in nearby Ballyvourney for something to eat and that will be it. Total waste of your valuable time.

What would also enhance the trip would be if you had an address of where your ancestors are from. Be aware too that they may not have lived right in the villages but could have lived a mile or so away in the townland.

Both villages are just quiet working villages and are right on the main road between Cork and Killarney.

yes, the mills Inn is good for food and is a nice bar too with a little gift shop attached.

Edited: 17 February 2011, 17:08
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Pity not ot have a car, the REAL highest pub in Ireland(despite what Johhny Fox claims) is at the "Top of Coom" near to where you will be. You'd also not be a million miles from the very special place that is Gougane Barra.

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Harvey is right. A car would enhnace this trip x 100%. Gougane Barra is just gorgeous but you can't get there by bus. Also you might want to check out the small town of Macroom, no doubt a place your relatives would have visited many times. Another 30 minutes in a car would have you in Killarney town, for certain, one of the must visits for any visitor to the South West.

Don't just go to Ballymakeera on spec and if you can only get there by bus you should seriously reconsider going at all.

Harvey, where is top of the coom? I'd love to visit there. I pass by the area all the time so would get an opportunity

Edited: 19 February 2011, 07:50
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Hi Bryno, To get to the Top of Coom if heading towards Killarney take the left turn just before the Mills bar or if going towards kilgarvan turn left at Morleys bridge . Not sure what number the road is but its a pleasent drive.

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Timbo,

Is that the left almost across the road from the mills inn or is it further back just after Ballymakeera?

I've looked at the map but can't make out which left turn it is.

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