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Fermoy in County Cork sits overlooking the Blackwater River, with the striking Thomas Kent Bridge crossing over the river from the town.
Fermoy is just a 20 minutes drive from Cork City Centre.
In the Fermoy area are several pretty hotels and guesthouses for visitors to stay at. These range from Georgian houses to more modern riverside hotels.
Fermoy is close to Corrin Nature Reserve, where wildlife of all different types can be admired and enjoyed. As you wander through the reserve, the flora and fauna, Butterfly Garden, trees and shrubberies will whisk you away to another world.
A local company leads summer kayaking trips along the Blackwater River. There are several tour options available, all of them bringing kayakers to beautiful scenic spots along the river.
Fermoy also has its own golf club, situated amidst beautiful countryside and on the south-facing slopes of Corrin Hill. Golfers of all abilities are welcomed at the golf club.
Fermoy holds an annual festival in different venues across the town during the summer. The festival has a line-up of various activities and events that typically involve the whole community. Events could be anything from a craft and flower exhibitions to a kids’ cinema, and a mix of different musical talent in the area.
Cork City is also just 20 minutes’ away for those keen to get a taste of city life. Take a walking tour of the city and soak up 800 years of history and culture.
In Fermoy are a limited number of eateries compared to the burgeoning food scene in Cork City. However, you will at least have a few options should you find yourself in the town. Alternatively, have a bite to eat in your hotel or travel to nearby Cork City for an experience of its many wonderful restaurants and cafes.
Fermoy has a decent number of pubs and bars in and around the town. After a day of kayaking you will certainly be deserved of a pint or two in one of the town’s watering holes.