Castlelyons is a small village and parish in the east of Cork. It is situated 6km south of Fermoy. There are two stone bridges that cross the River Bride into the village - one a small footbridge and the other a bridge which was part of the entrance into Barrymore Castle - the seat of the Earls of Barrymore. The parish has two churches at Bridesbridge and Coolagown, and also boasts a castle, two abbeys, a mausoleum, two holy wells, and many other historical sights. It has a GAA club, gun club and angling club, as well as a pitch and putt course that overlooks the Sean Abhainn stream. Other local amenities include a school, shops and pubs.