Just 30 minutes drive from Longueville House is one of Irelands' prime attractions, the Home of the Blarney Stone.
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.
Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words!
The English Market, Cork City
Located in the heart of Cork City (40 mins drive from Longueville House) lies The English Market- A civic space, a meeting place, a thoroughfare, and a bustling social hub of the city. With its variety of products, the pride of place accorded to small traders, the personalised service, the growing emphasis on organic products and reliance on small-scale producers, it is forever popular. A mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from afar, along with longstanding family-run stalls and newcomers from outside, all contribute to its unique appeal, which is celebrated widely, especially by visitors to the city... Long recognised by locals as a place to meet, eat and shop, the English Market offers tourists and locals alike a tantalising range of Irish food. For years, the reputation and history of the Market have attracted thousands of visitors. Heads of State have taken their place among the broad range of celebrities, dignitaries, and everyday tourists who have visited the English Market as one of the City’s unique attractions.To properly savour the experience of visiting the English Market, visitors need to have space and time to walk it’s aisles, to view the stalls and to sit, sip a coffee, and enjoy the unique trading experience of the Market that has survived since the 18th Century.
This Park spans over 400 acres of parkland and gardens, which were developed over three centuries by the St.Ledger family. The guided walk will take visitors through different gardening styles, which reflect the associated historical periods.