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It is tempting to keep heading for Killarney if that is your destination but we advise to resist this and stop a while in the town.
The town has a colourful history and a range of activities for the visitor, making this an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation in County Cork.
Go fishing in the local river or go golfing at Macroom Golf Club and other surrounding clubs.
You can also enjoy hill walking or cycling, as the area has various trails and pathways.
A wide variety of restaurants, pubs and accommodation will please all budgets.
The dominant feature of the town is the Castle Arch Gateway and Tower of the remains of what was once the outstanding Macroom Castle, which was granted to Admiral William Penn, (father of the founder of Pennsylvania U.S.A.) by Oliver Cromwell.
Through the Castle Arch leads the visitor to the Castle Demense parklands, held in trust as a gift to, and possession of, the people of Macroom.
This large park contains attractive, tranquil riverside walks among mature forest, flowers and fauna.