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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Macroom. The Macroom hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Macroom. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Macroom hotels.

Macroom is a small market town lying in a valley on the River Sullane, a tributary of the River Lee, between Cork and Killarney. Tourist attractions include a colourful town centre, an 18-hole golf course and scenic surroundings. There are many holy wells, churches and other sites in the area associated with old visionaries and healers. Just south of the town is the Gearagh, a combination of wetland and woods which is of great natural importance due to its rich and rare diversity of wildlife. The Gateway is all that remains of Macroom Castle.

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Attractions Macroom Castle, Co. Cork. Macroom is dominated by castle walls and grounds with old stone, arches and guns providing an elegant centre for the town. It is thought that the castle was built in the reign of King John, on the site of an earlier stronghold. Some parts of the castle are still to be seen in the grounds of the castle demesne, which is a public park, with beautiful riverway walks, situated in the heart of the town. Location: In the centre of Macroom.

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Attractions The Gearagh is a mixed deciduous riverine woodland located on the river Lee not far from Macroom. It occupies a wide, flat valley of the River Lee, on a bed of limestone overlain with sand and gravel. The international importance of the site is recognised by its designation both as a Ramsar site and as a Biogenetic Reserve. The reservoir is also a Wildfowl Sanctuary. Location: On the outskirts of Macroom.

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