Things To Do in Fermoy


Things to do in Fermoy

Fermoy is a small town (population approx. 5,000) situated in the centre of the lush Blackwater Valley. Renowned for inland fishing it is an attractive base from which to explore the history and amenities of north and east Cork.

Fermoy is ideally situated for visits to the many fine country houses and gardens in the area, historic sites, castles and places of archaeological interest. In fact, Fermoy is surrounded by villages, each with something unique and interesting to offer: Kilworth with its castle and crafts centre, Glanworth with its castle, woollen mills and megalithic tomb. Further castles can be found in Ballyhooly, Castlelyons, Conna, Cregg, Castletownroche, Lismore as well as oddities like the towers of Ballysaffartmore near Ballyduff.

The area is rich in historical monuments, a reflection of its importance in former years.

Click on the links below for information on different things to do during your stay at the Grand Hotel, Fermoy

Local Activities


For Children

Fermoy Walks


Day Trips



"Thank you for looking after us during our recent visit to Fermoy. We loved Room 5 with the gorgeous view of the river. The staff were great, especially Kathleen who looked after us at breakfast time every day – and what a breakfast! We’ll be back in September and are looking forward to the break already."


T. O’ Brien, Co Laois

June 2010



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