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Ringabella Bay from Fountainstown
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Fountainstown (Irish: Baile Mhóntáin, historically anglicised as Ballymontane) is a village in County Cork, Ireland, situated some 23 km south of Cork city. It is a seaside town with impressive views of Ringabella and Roche's Point.
Places of interest
- The coast road between Fountainstown and Myrtleville is a popular promenade.
- Five minutes from the town centre is Fountainstown house, an impressive stately home which was originally built by the Roche's, a Norman family who appear to have acquired the lands of Fountainstown in the 15th or 16th century.
- Fountainstown Pitch and Putt course (which is reputed to be the oldest in Ireland).
- Fountainstown's 'back beach' also known locally as 'the ferry' is a popular area for family day trips due to Fountainstown's blue flag beach status and pleasant views of neighbouring Ringabella.
Transport & communications
Nearest airport Cork Airport
For a village of its size, Fountainstown is comparatively well-linked by bus. There are 12 services a day to Cork, all operating via Carrigaline and Douglas, with 8 of the services operating via Crosshaven.
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