Redbarn Beach: Redbarn Holiday Park overlooks the beautiful sandy beach which is great for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, horse riding or simply making sandcastles. There is something for everyone.
Walking: Redbarn is a haven for those who enjoy a scenic walk. From simple strolls along the beach or through the local forest to more challenging hill walks, there is something for everyone. Visit ‘Walking Routes’ for more information on suggested walks in the locality.
Golfing:Youghal Golf Club Enjoy playing at one of the finest 18 hole parkland golf courses in Cork. Youghal Golf Club offers you some of the most spectacular views the region has to offer overlooking Youghal Bay. Approximately 5km from Redbarn Holiday Park.
Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Rafting, Rockclimbing, Abseiling, Blackwater Boating, Ardmore Adventures, Blackwater Outdoor Activities and Youghal4all all offer these activities.
Other Attractions in East Cork include:
Old Midleton Distillery
Home to the world-renowned brands of Irish Whiskey; Jameson, Paddy and Powers, the Old Midleton Distillery presents historic Whiskey Tours, through production of Irish Whiskey.
The distillery in the quaint town of Midleton, about 20km from Cork City , was founded by the Murphy Brothers in the early 19th Century. The Old Midleton Distillery was in production for 150 years before a new adjacent distillery complex was built in 1975. This new complex produces some 24 million bottles of Jameson, Powers and Paddy Irish whiskies each year, while the Old Distillery, restored to its former glory, guides thousands of visitors around the workings of Irish Whiskey making.
Ballymaloe Cookery School
Ballymaloe Cookery School is situated on 100 acres of organic farmland in the rolling countryside of East Cork, approximately 40 mins from Cork City. In addition to its world-renowned 12 Week Certificate course, the schools offers daily Afternoon Cookery Demonstrations from 2-5pm, along with an array of half-day, one day, and even week or month-long courses.
The captivating Gardens & Farm Walk is open all year to visitors and includes an acre under glasshouse and a Kids Trail. Guests can also enjoy a visit to The Farm Shop or Saturday Pizzas, which serves up delicious gourmet pizzas at weekends. Ballymaloe Cookery School welcomes visitors and tour groups from all over the world every year.
The Grainstore at Ballymaloe
The Grain Store is a recently converted, 17th century former farm building. Since its completion in 2010, it has been attracting all sorts of events, from entertainment evenings to Craft Fairs.
Located on the grounds of Ballymaloe House & Restaurant, they will be hosting a fantastic line up of events, concerts, and exhibitions all year round.
Titanic Experience Cobh is a new permanent visitor attraction which opened on February 1st 2012 in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Situated in the original offices of The White Star Line, the location marks the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage to America.
The story is told using innovative audio visual technology bringing our characters to life through cinematic shows, scene sets, holographic imagery and touch screen technology.
Stephen Pearce Pottery
Stephen Pearce along with his small group of talented local craftspeople make the world famous Stephen Pearce ranges of pottery in Shanagarry, East Cork on the edge of Ballycotton bay. Stephen Pearce designs are used around the world every day.
Proud of his local roots and of the part he plays in preserving the heritage, culture and environment of Shanagarry and County Cork.
Midleton Farmers Market
The Midleton Farmer’s Market began in the Spring of 2000. The buzz on a Saturday morning is tangible and the market has built up a loyal customer base with new people discovering it’s attractions every week. The market hosts various events throughout the year such as craft beer and farmhouse cheese tastings and the market is always accompanied by the sounds of local talented musicians.
Leahy’s Open Farm
Situated in East Cork, just 3 miles from the lovely village of Dungourney, bordering Cnoc a Ceo Woods, this family run farm is open to visitors of all ages for the Summer and Christmas seasons. With a large selection of animals on display, there is so much for the children to do, from feeding the lambs to cuddling the rabbits.
There is Go Karting and Boat Rides and Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds, Tunnels and so much more to see. A great family day out.
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island 10km east of Cork City and has an annual attendance of 440,000 visitors. It is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster.