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Carrigaline is a commuter town that is made up of a close community. Carrigaline began as a small village and flourished into a sizeable town in recent years. Famous for Carrigaline Pottery, the town is now a popular thoroughfare for those travelling onwards from or to Ringaskiddy Port and Cork Airport. The town is also in a good location for exploring the beautiful landscape of County Kerry, as well as the sights and sounds of County Cork.
Carrigaline has a limited choice of hotels but what it does offer is a great resting stop for those passing through the town throughout the year. Hotels are reasonable priced offering mod cons and often breakfast for guests.
Keen walkers can take a walk from Carrigaline towards Currabinny Woods, where further walks await along the Wood’s various trails.
Visitors can also venture from Carrigaline across to County Kerry to soak up the county’s abundance of stunning landscape and spectacular sea views. Travellers may even want to go as far as starting a journey along the southern part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way –Mizen Head to Tralee, which is just a few hours’ drive from Carrigaline itself.
There is of course the whole of County Cork to enjoy from Carrigaline, from the culture-filled Cork City to idyllic areas such as Kinsale and Clonakilty. Travellers can try their hand at cooking traditional recipes at a local cookery school or head out into the ocean for a spot of paddle boarding or fishing.
In Carrigaline eating options include pizza, fish and chips and pub grub from a few of the pubs located within the area. In hotels there are also additional food options to take advantage of if you’re looking for a quiet night in.
On a day trip to Cork City from Carrigaline, travellers obviously have the option of taking advantage of the city’s great variety of restaurants and cafes to eat in, many of which have the best of local produce and ingredients worked into menus.