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Ireland's Gourmet Capital Welcomes You
A FIVE STAR VACATION IN IRELAND COMES ALIVE AT CASTLEMARTYR RESORT; STEEPED IN HISTORY & THE HEART OF A THRIVING IRISH VILLAGE
There is no disguising the deep rich history of Castlemartyr Resort, with its idyllic situation on 220 acres of beautiful Cork countryside on the cusp of the charming market village of Castlemartyr. As you make your way up the winding riverside entrance driveway, North American visitors are always amazed to literally see the resort’s historic timeline unfold before their eyes. Your first view is dominated by a towering 800 year old castle, alongside which sits the magnificently restored and elegantly enhanced 17th century Manor House that leads into the state of art hotel, the luxury spa, the golf club and residences beyond. It is always a pleasure to welcome our North American visitors to Castlemartyr Resort and to share this special part of Ireland with these enthusiastic culturally curious voyagers. Be it a vacation to discover Ireland for the first time or for a return to your roots to reconnect with friends and relations, Castlemartyr Resort will provide an ideal base from which to do it all in county Cork
Cork is the biggest county in Ireland and Cork city is Ireland’s second city. Cork is part of both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. With over 1000 km of coastline and undulating inland greenery, Cork is known equally for its mesmerising scenery as it is for its exceptional cuisine.
In summer Cork gets plenty of daylight; you can expect up to 18 hours of brightness in the height of summer which allows you plenty of time to tour from very early morning until very late at night. With average highs up to 20 degrees Celsius and average lows down around 5 degrees in deepest winter (January and February).
As the name suggests, Castlemartyr is steeped in history. For avid history lovers our concierge will beguile you with our storied past that includes Strongbow, Walter Raleigh, the Knights Templar & a Camelite Convent before setting you off on your history tour to discover some of Ireland’s most famous sites, including Blarney Castle & Midleton Distillery, home of world famous Jameson whiskey.
For action seekers, Castlemartyr is in the heartland with a host of land and water adventures within a stones throw, including on-site kayaking, as well as all the attractions of Cork city just a short journey away.
Of course for foodies, you are in the gourmet capital of Ireland, where Ireland’s food revolution began and the home of the farm to fork food movement. Basking your Cork foodie experience at Castlemartyr will ensure both a satisfying beginning & ending to your food trails which should most certainly include a visit to one of the local farmer’s markets, to Ballymaloe, Ballycotton and to Kinsale to name the most obvious (our concierge will recommend our insider’s hidden gems too).
CASTLEMARTYR RESORT AMENITIES:
With your vacation time limited, and having journeyed across the globe to spend time in Ireland, we know that it’s important to make the most of every moment. Our concierge and guest service team are dedicated to ensuring that you can do just that and you can spend time in and around Castlemartyr Resort safe in the knowledge that you are experiencing the best of Ireland. Our on resort amenities include:
- 3 Accommodation choices; The Manor House, The Hotel & The Residences
- Four delightful onsite dining options
- Three Residents’ Bars
- 18 Hold Inland Links Ron Kirby designed Golf Course, Driving Range & Clubhouse
- Award Winning Spa featuring Espa Spa Therapy
- Health Club with Indoor Swimming Pool
- Tennis, Kayaking & Bicycles
- 220 Acres of Woodland Walks
- The Hunted Hog Traditional Irish Pub on Castlemartyr Main Street
- Daily Traditional Afternoon Tea Service
- Children’s Club during school holidays
THE PERFECT LOCATION TO DISCOVER IRELAND’S MOST STUNNING COASTAL SCENERY
Castlemartyr lies right at the edge of Ireland’s Ancient East and provides the gateway to The Wild Atlantic Way, a driving scenic route which spans Ireland’s spectacular South Western Coast. Most North American visitors come from the east having arrived to Dublin and taken in Waterford along their way to Castlemartyr. From their base at Castlemartyr, the village of Ballycotton, the world-famous Blarney Castle, Kinsale, The Ring of Beara & The Ring of Kerry are all daytrip options.
FLIGHT ACCESS OPTIONS
Castlemartyr village is located approximately 30 minute drive from Cork city. Most of our North American visitors either fly from mainland Europe or the UK directly to Cork or, if touring the island, they will fly into either Shannon or Dublin Airports. With its central location on the southernmost point between Shannon and Dublin Airports, Castlemartyr is a natural base from which to explore the beauty of the South of Ireland.
- 45 minutes from Cork Airport
- 2 hours and 30 minutes from Dublin Airport
- 2 hours and 30 minutes from Shannon airport, with daily direct flights to and from major US airports, including New York JFK, Newark, Boston Logan, and Philadelphia.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK YOUR STAY AND BEGIN PLANNING YOUR IRELAND ITINERARY
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your ideal dates, your activity options and your accommodation requirements. Our guest service team will be delighted to assist you with your travel arrangements and to carefully ensure that your time in Ireland and in Castlemartyr will become some of your fondest travel memories. We are also delighted to offer an exclusive discount to our North American guests of an additional discount off our room rates – please use PROMO CODE: USLOY10 We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you very soon.
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