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Activities to do in Cork


Whether you are a novice or experienced cyclist, County Cork is a fantastic location for riding your bike while staying with us at Great National Commons Inn Hotel.

The Blackwater Valley Cycle Route (156KM) is an exciting path, starting in the historic heritage town of Youghal, just 55 minutes from our hotel. The cycle track ends in Killarney in County Kerry. You will enjoy a great variety of routes and breathtaking views along the way.


The Blackwater Valley Cycle Route can be divided into the following sections:

  • Day 1 – Youghal to Fermoy (43 kilometres)
  • Day 2 – Fermoy to Kanturk (54 kilometres)
  • Day 3 – Kanturk to Millstreet (21 kilometres)
  • Day 4 – Millstreet to Killarney (38 kilometres)

* Please note that the routes above are not official cycle paths. They are not signposted or mapped as a cycling route.


Maryville Stables, one of Ireland’s premier showjumping venue, is a large, family-run equestrian centre renowned for its onsite facilities, located in Carrigaline, just 35 minutes from Great National Commons Inn Hotel.

Maryville Stables cater for every equine enthusiast from beginners to competition riders of all ages. The equestrian centre host regular shows including showjumping competitions, dressage shows and one-day events.

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Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor arena
  • Main sand arena
  • 3 Warm-up Sand arenas
  • Grass Derby / Cross country course
  • 2 Lunge pens
  • 6 horse walker
  • 55 stables
  • Full canteen facilities
  • Meeting / conference / classroom

Address: Maryville Stables, Carrigaline, County Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 87 7710970



Cork Golf Club is one of Ireland’s most exceptional championship golfing terrain integrating old limestone quarries and Cork Harbour, located at Little Island, just 20 minutes from our hotel.


  • Restaurant & Bar
  • The Pro Shop
  • Clubhouse plus much more

Address: Cork Golf Club, Little Island, County Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4353451



Deora Dé Deep Sea Angling Charters offer all types of fishing and harbour cruises, located in Cork Harbour, just 35 minutes from our hotel.

Deora Dé is fully licensed to carry up to 12 passengers and caters for all requirements.
Offering Evening Trips | Day Trips | Half Day Trips | Shark Fishing | Scenic Cruise of Cork Harbour Trips

Address: Deora De Deep Sea Angling Charters, 35 Maulbawn, Passage West, County Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4863445 or +353 (0) 86 4091389

Explore attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park, Camden Fort Meagher, Cork City Gaol plus much more.  

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Enjoy a great family day out at places such as Rumley's Open Farm, Zipit Forest Adventures plus lots more.

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Escape to Dursey Island, Mizen Head and Old Head of Kinsale for your Wild Atlantic Way adventures.

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