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Kilbrittain Whale

Main Street, Kilbrittain, Ireland
+353 86 256 7084
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Hidden gem on the wild atlantic way

Great little park with brilliant playground ovewrlooking the castle in Kilbrittain - also has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
eohanlon
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Cork, Ireland
Fine for kids

This is really ideal for kids and, maybe, missable for most others. There's a nice playground - but... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
momarino143
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Hartford, Connecticut
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On 15th January 2009 a fin whale beached on the strand in Burren, Kilbrittain Co Cork, Ireland. It was an enormous animal. The skeleton was put on display in a permanent position in the local village and is an amazing sight. There is a video with sound of the story of the whale. Free amenity. There is a picnic area with tables and a beautiful woodland walk with a historic castle in the background.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
8 Aug 2017
“Great idea!!”
3 weeks ago
“Hidden gem on the wild atlantic way”
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Main Street, Kilbrittain, Ireland
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+353 86 256 7084
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little park with brilliant playground ovewrlooking the castle in Kilbrittain - also has picnic area so a great place for a stop with the kids

1  Thank eohanlon
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This is really ideal for kids and, maybe, missable for most others. There's a nice playground - but limited parking. This would not be great in rainy weather.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The whale skeleton is presented and displayed in a smart way that makes it a good tourist attraction and a nice experience for children and may be adults as well, that is really admirable. However, the road signage was not the greatest and the roads...More

1  Thank M C
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had seen this poor whale after it died in 2009. Never knew the bones were on show. Found by accident today and my sons especially the sea life mad one were fascinated. Good parking lot just above...picnic area and a great playground.

2  Thank STEPH23059
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We came across this place by accident when travelling through co. Cork. An unexpected discovery that led to another discovery of a picturesque walk way nearby.

1  Thank Dmitry O
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

It's a whale skeleton. The whale was stranded in courtmacsherry bay or close to it, it is now on display in kilbrittain village

Thank Sheila D
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

a great playground. The whale - well he's dead but he's interesting and worth a stop to check him out. He probably needs a bit of a wash

Thank Niamh O
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

We visited the whale recently and it's impressive to see but the real attraction was the playground for the kids. There is a car-park up behind the whale and the playground is next to it. The first park is for younger kids and has the...More

3  Thank WestCork3
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This was really cool to see how big the whale was compared to a human. There was a diagram displaying sizes of different whales with humans. There could have been more focus on it in the town as it is situated on the outskirts. Overall...More

2  Thank everythinglive
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Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

This was the third time I have inserted the €2 and listened to the tale of the whale it always causes me to have a little chuckle to myself. I wouldn't say it's worth travelling miles to see but if your nearby it's worth a...More

3  Thank whitemere
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