Dunmanway, County Cork
Dunmanway (Dún Mánmhaí in Irish) is a busy market town in the valley of the Bandon River, at the geographical centre of the region known as West Cork. It is a 17th century planned town and is best known as the birthplace of Sam Maguire, an Irish Protestant republican, for whom the trophy of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is named.
Dunmanway is often referred to as 'The Gateway to The Mountains' being surrounded by spectacular scenery, with hills and lakes to the north, south and west. It is a perfect destination for hill walking, fishing and horse-riding.
Dunmanway is just 45 minutes from Cork City or Killarney and is an ideal base from which to visit and explore the renowned beauty of West Cork, to sample its culture, cuisine and hospitality. Many of the main towns in West Cork, including Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Bandon, Kinsale, Rosscarbery and Macroom, can be reached by car in less than half an hour.
Dunmanway has many amenities to offer the visitor such as a horse riding, cinema, swimming pool, fine restaurants and night-life to suit all tastes. Ballinacarriga Castle and Dunmanway Lake are two other attractions to be enjoyed while staying in Dunmanway.
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