The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins has officially launched a new guide map highlighting the rich and unique archaeological heritage of the West Cork countryside.
The ‘101 Archaeological Sites to Visit in West Cork’ guide map features well-known monuments such as Drombeg Stone Circle, Timoleague Friary, and Charles Fort, as well as lesser-known sites like Ardgroom Stone Circle, Kinneagh Round Tower, and Cahervagliar Ringfort. It also includes monuments from more recent times, including Martello towers, signal towers, water-powered mills and mining remains.
The map provides a brief description of each site, along with its grid coordinates, making it easy for visitors to find and experience the rich heritage of West Cork. The new guide complements the Council’s Historic Towns Map series now available for 11 towns in Cork County, including Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Schull, Dunmanway, Castletownbere, Kinsale and Bandon.Speaking at the launch, Mayor Collins said,
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, added,
The "101 Archaeological Sites to Visit in West Cork" guide map and the Historic Towns Series are available for download by clicking the button below. Copies are also available at local Tourist Offices.