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The next Clan Rally will be held on 20-22 July 2012 in Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland. The purpose of this page is to provide information that will help you with planning your time in Ireland, including where to stay, how to get there, and what to see and do while you're there. The links I've given here are set to take you to the information for County Cork (which, of course, is where the Rally will be held) but if you're planning to visit other parts of Ireland during your stay most of these websites have links for other counties too.

Travel
The best airports to fly into are Cork (via London where there are no direct flights to Cork) and Shannon. See information for Cork Airport and Shannon Airport or Dublin Airport. Follow links for car hire, taxis, rail and bus or coach. See other information in Tourist Links further down the page.
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Other maps can be found at the Go Ireland site. The link provided here (see button at right) takes you to their Cork County page and map. You can use their drop-down box to bring up information and maps for many locations in the county. Their site also has information on accommodation and dining. Use your browser's back button to return to this page.
Accommodation
The following is a list of accommodation facilities within a reasonable radius of Newmarket. It must be appreciated that Newmarket is a small town so there is not a lot of accommodation offered in the immediate area. More accommodation is available in the wider area. Roads are generally good so accommodation that is a few miles away should not be a problem. This list is by no means complete and will be added to as information becomes available and time permits. If you know of good accommodation that is not listed here I'd appreciate it if you could let me know. In listing accommodation facilities no particular recommendation can be made.

Hotels
There are no hotels in Newmarket/Duhallow. The nearest main town to Newmarket is Mallow (pop. 9495). It is about a half-hour drive from there to Newmarket. Hotels in Mallow and smaller centres within a reasonable radius of Newmarket include:
The Hibernian Hotel in the centre of Mallow has been used as a base by some of those who attended previous Rallies. 3-star. Read reviews.
Longueville House Hotel on Killarney Road (N72) just outside of Mallow. Read reviews
Springfort Hall Country House. 3-star hotel. Rural setting north of Mallow on Doneraile Road. Read reviews.


Other hotels in reasonable proximity to Newmarket:
Wallis Arms Hotel ........in Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Bed and Breakfast
Holloway Travel B & B ...Derrinagree, Mallow.
Ashfield House. ..........near Mallow. B & B and self-catering.
Agherton Lodge B & B...in clonmeen
Ard Na Coille B & B......Glounminane, Lombardstown near Mallow.
There are many other B & Bís but not all have web-pages. Find others at
B & B Network Ireland. Over 70 websites to help you find Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouses, Hotels, Inns and Motels in all Irish counties.
B & B Ireland Another good listing of B & Bs in all counties with online booking and confirmation.


Self Catering
Imagine Ireland......Rental cottage listings throughout Ireland.
Ireland At Home ....Another listing of rental cottages, holiday homes, etc.
Villa Renters ........96 holiday rentals around Ireland.
Home Away.........Hundreds of vacation rentals around Ireland.
Irish Holiday Cottage Homes..About 300 holiday cottages in Ireland.


Tourism Links As time permits links will be posted here for sites containing useful information about Ireland, County Cork and the area in which the rally is held, etc. If you know of a site you think should be included here please e-mail me with details.

Tourism, Accommodation, Travel, etc.
The following are general listings with lots of links to services and facilities. Not all that is available may be found on one list so it could be worthwhile checking out all of the links in order to find what suits you best.

Travel Ireland. Comprehensive guide includes, accommodation, car hire, things to do and places to visit.
Discover Ireland Guide to places to go, things to do, where to stay, etc. Includes a Trip Planner.
Browse Ireland Lots of links for travel, accommodation and tourism. Use this link to go to their page or use their search engine to look for hotels, bed and breakfast, self-catering, car hire, etc.
Irish Tourist Another comprehensive guide travel, accommodation, car hire, tours, etc. Includes a message board where you can ask questions, from genealogy to what bus to catch.
Cork Guide. Lots of links for County Cork, including tours, accommodation etc.
Destination Ireland - Cork. A travel and holiday guide with lots of links for travel, accommodation, shopping, pubs, restaurants, etc.
Cork/Kerry Tourism. Touring, scenery and activities. Things to do and places to go.
Trip Advisor. Reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, etc. See the ratings and read guest reviews.
Accommodation Ireland. Reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, etc. See the ratings and read guest reviews.
irelandtourism.com Ireland-wide links for all types of travel and accommodation. Nice site to see the slide show and check the numerous links.


Places to visit, things to do.

The Duhallow Trail. A guide for places to visit in Duhallow, an area in North Cork  of which the McAuliffe lands were part.
Bunratty Castle. Built by the MacNamaras and later a stronghold of the O'Briens, now a heritage site and a 'must-see' on a visit to this part of Ireland.
Entertainment Guide. Good listing of what's on in Ireland month by month - festivals, music, theatre, restaurants, etc.
Adare Village in County Limerick, described as "Ireland's Prettiest Village".
Cork Tourist attractions. Some must-see attractions in County Cork.
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