Macroom is a busy market town in the valley of the Sullane River. The Gateway which is all that remains of Macroom Castle is interesting and in fact, the town were once owned by Admiral Sir William Penn, whose son founded Pennsylvania. There is a smallmuseum with a collection of mainly folk material. 5km west of Macroom, to the left of the main road, in a picturesque setting, Carrigaphooca Castle stands on a rock above the trees. The 'pooca' is a malicious spirit who haunted this fairy tale place.

 Activities in Macroom

Coarse Angling
South Western Regional Fisheries Board

Game Fishing
River Lee System
Laney River
Foherish River
Angling Sullane River
Angling Middle Lee

Golf Courses
Macroom Golf Club

Other Markets
Macroom Mart

Pitch And Put
Macroom Pitch And Putt Club
Kilmichael Pitch And Putt Club

Water Skiing
Carrig Water Ski Club


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