The County of Cork, Ireland, is home to many derelict castles and religious building ruins. Visit the ruins of a 1240 Abbey at Timoleague or the ruins and remains of a Knight’s Templar structure near Benduff Castle. You can visit the Dromborg Stone Circle consisting of 17 upright stones, dating from the Bronze Age. The region offers you more attractions than you can cover in a weekend. Cork is home to the coastal town of Clonakilty as well as Cork. Start with the English Market in Cork. Visit both the Cork City Gaol and the Crawford Art Gallery before you go to Clonakilty on Clonakilty Bay. Here you can enjoy the sandy beaches and fish or take pat in water sports. Absorb a little history from the local museum. This may help you understand the history behind the statue of Michael Collins standing in Emmett Square.