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Glandore, meaning “harbour of gold (or oaks)” depending on translation, is the name of a harbour and village in West Cork.

The harbour plays host to a range of seabirds, including grey herons, oystercatchers, shags, and cormorants, as well as marine life, such as seals, whales, dolphins, and sharks.

There are a number of walking trails in the area for anyone looking to explore and take in the beautiful scenery of the locality.

Nearby is Drombeg stone circle, a circle of standing stones dating from between 1100 to 800 BC. Drombeg is one of the most visited megalithic sites in Ireland.

Sailing is the main attraction in the village, with rowing and swimming also being a big part of the activities in the area.

A regatta takes place here on the third weekend of August each year.

In 1215, the Normans built two castles here. These were subsequently controlled by the O’Donovan family and are occupied to this day.

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