Visit the area

The Toy Soldier Factory is situated in the small village of Kilnamartyra.  The village itself is only a church, a school, 2 pubs and 40 houses, but the parish has about 1000 inhabitants.

We are surrounded by walks and pleasant scenery.  We have tried to compile a list of activities which you can combine with your visit to the Toy Soldier Factory.


The Geragh

A  lovely flat walk and stunning scenery. Get directions.

Windfarm Walk

A hour long walk through a wind farm, on a very quiet country road. Suitable for dogs. You can park your car here and follow the road to the left in a circle. Get directions.

Macroom Castle Walk

A beautiful walk in the castle demesne about 30-40m. Get Directions. 


Gougane Barra National Park 
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Macroom Golf Club
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Buffalo Farm 
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Macroom Fairy Garden
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Macroom Mart
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You can get further activity  information on this local website:


Halfway Chipper

Ideal for picking up party food like chicken nuggets and chips. Open Friday – Sunday.

Toames Bridge Dairy -Pizzeria 
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Auld Triangle Pub and Restaurant
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Mulligan Room Restaurant in the golf club

Best Irish Breakfast in the Area!

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Castle Hotel Restaurant – 4-star
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Granvilles Restaurant

Probably best in town

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TP Cotter Pub and Restaurant

Lovely food and drink

Abbey Hotel Restaurant

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The Mills Pub & Restaurant

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Top of Coom Pub and Restaurant

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Cafeterias in Macroom

Vaughan’s Cafe

Lynch’s Bakery and Cafe

Castle Hotel Café

Cool Café

Delicious Moments

Dunnes Store Café

Cronins Bar and Café, Gougane Barra

An Cruiscin Lan Café – Ballyvourney


Findus House B&B

Castle Hotel

Abbey Hotel

Mills Inn Guesthouse

Gougane Barra Hotel

Fountain House B&B

Coolcover House

Public Transport

There is no public transport to Kilnamartyra.  There are buses from Cork or Killarney every hour Bus 40 to Macroom. It takes about 50 minutes to drive.   

By prior arrangement for a minimum of 4 passengers,  it is possible to arrange collection in Macroom which is a 12 minute drive.

Taxis in Cork or Killarney sometimes are willing to take you to our factory and bring you back.  Approximate price €130.