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Cork Midsummer Festival 2015

The Cork Midsummer Festival returns to take over Cork City this June, bringing a cavalcade of different acts to the city’s streets, parks and theatres. The Cork Midsummer Festival 2015 will run across two weekends, 12-14th and 19-21st of June, bringing a new energy to Cork City throughout. The Cork Midsummer Festival has been a highlight in the Cork summer for […]


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Mizen Head Peninsula Walking holidays in Ireland

Get Out There…Walking Holidays in Ireland

There is a famous advert for outdoor sportswear that states ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes’. This is a line that could equally be applied to holidays in Ireland. As a country we are well used to the saying, ‘getting four seasons in a day’ whether that is wind, rain, clouds, hail and to […]


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2015 Summer Day Tour Schedule

Scheduled Cork Day Tours

The full schedule of summer day tours from Cork is now available! Our range of coach tours take you around Cork and to the very best parts of Ireland. While we also exclusively feature the Cork Ghost Tour and the Viking Days & Norman Knights Tour. (more…)


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A Cork History

The founding of Cork is surrounded in mystery & folklore, suffice it to say only the keenest eye will determine fact from fiction. The City itself formerly known as Corcach Mor na Mumhan or the Great Marsh of Munster (Munster being the province in which Cork is situated) was founded sometime in the early 7th century by St Finbarr – […]


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August Bank Holiday Weekend in Cork

While there is lots of talk about the ‘big’ festivals around the country this weekend such as Spraoi (www.spraoi.com ) in Waterford and racing in Galway, don’t forget there is still lots happening in Cork aswell. Here we bring you a selection of what’s on offer and there truly is something for all the family. From way out west on […]


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Cork Day Tours Summer Tours

Cork Day Tours Summer Tours Are Here!

May has seen the first of our scheduled day tours departing, with very succesful bus tours running each weekend to The Cliffs of Moher and The Ring of Kerry. Many patrons have been availing of our great reduced rates for the month of May, taking the opportunity to travel to two of Ireland’s most treasured destinations. (more…)


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600 Archaeological Sites

The Beara Peninsula has a profusion of archaeological sites, over 600 identified so far, ranging from wedge graves, stone circles, ring forts and  ancient church sites to the tallest ogham stone in the world (17 ½ feet / 5.3m) situated at Ballycrovane, Eyeries. West Cork itself is said to  have the greatest concentartion of bronze age sites in Europe. In fact the […]


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An irreverent short history of Cork Ireland

Ireland is well known as a land full of folk lore and storytelling from  the giants of the North, The Fianna warriors to mischievous Leprechauns. What people don’t know is that many such ‘stories’ are rooted in the truth. Take the story of the founding of Cork for instance. Suffice it to say only the keenest eye will determine fact […]


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Saint Patrick's Day Cork 2015

What’s on in Cork March 2015

Discovering Cork brings you the latest news on what’s on in Cork. Check out our links below, where we have full listings for everything happening in Cork City and County in March 2015. Find out about what’s on in Cork, with all the latest upcoming shows, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions, tours and nights out in Cork for March 2015. Make sure […]


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Powerboating group tours of Cork Harbour

Powerboating – adrenaline powered watersports

Cork Harbour is one of the finest natural harbours in the world (said to be the second largest natural harbour on the planet) offering a wide variety of watersports. Its many islands and tranquil river estuaries, prisons, forts,  pretty towns &  scenic coves, beaches and bays as well as incredible marine and bird life make for a fascinating environment waiting to […]


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Whats on in Cork for the August Bank Holiday Weekend

Despite the Summer weather being grim, there has been no shortage of things to do in and around Cork this Summer. This August  Bank Holiday weekend ensures the trend continues, with plenty for everyone on offer. 28 – 31 July Guinness Kilta River Trad Festival Castlemartyr Co Cork www.patshorttsbar.com 29 – 31 July Indiependendence Music Festival Mitchelstown, Co Cork. www.indiependencefestival.com/ […]


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Cork Christmas Glow Celebration

Glow A Cork Christmas Celebration

Christmas magic will GLOW in Cork Get your Christmas off to a glowing start this year at Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration.  This 12 day Christmas Festival will take place in city of Cork on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 27th November to 20th December. Experience the magical glow of Christmas as you wander through a FREE family friendly wonderland in Bishop […]


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Beamish

Where everybody knows your name

  Let’s face it, there’s always something happening in  Cork. The thing is that it’s always something new. That’s the difference between Cork and other Irish cities. We’re a creative bunch and we like to show it. So while the venue may have the same name, it’s never the same night twice.  I might be biased but I think we […]


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Cork Walking Tours

Announcing Our New Cork Walking Tours!

Discovering Cork are delighted to announce the addition of two new Cork walking tours to Cork. The Cork Ghost Tour and Viking Days and Norman Knights will not only take you on a tour of the streets of Cork City, but will also take you on a captivating journey back through time, to a more terrifying version of Cork than […]


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Blarney and Cobh Day Tour

Visit Cobh

Cobh is a magical seaside town in the south-east of County Cork with a special place in Ireland’s history. Its magnificent harbour is one of the most visually enticing anywhere in the world, with wonderful panoramic views. Cobh is steeped in history, art and culture, making it one of the top destinations to visit in Ireland. Under its former name of […]


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Lusitania 2015

Lusitania 2015

2015 brings up the centenary anniversary of the sinking of RMS Lusitania, off the coast of the Old Head of Kinsale. The sinking of the Lusitania remains one of the great maritime tragedies, and was certainly one of the most impactful events during the First World War. Despite having only been passing through, the Lusitania left a huge mark on […]


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Cork – A Christmas Celebration

Venue: Cork City – Grand Parade and Emmet Place Cork goes Continental for Christmas!! This year there will be a new direction for the Christmas Market with the introduction of Bavarian-style chalets housing traders selling a wide range of Christmas gift ideas; tasty hot food and seasonal treats and snacks. The decor will add to the festive feel from twinkly […]


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Cork Day Tours Summer Tours

2015 Summer Scheduled Day Tours

Discovering Cork is proud to announce our 2015 summer scheduled Cork day tours! Our exciting range of coach tours around Cork and beyond offer great value options to anyone looking to see the very best parts of Ireland. Whether you only have a day to take in some unmissable sights, or simply want to finally see parts of the country you have […]


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Things to do in Cork at the start of July.

Things going on in Cork at the start of July. Feeling bored? Fed up? Nothing to do? Well cheer up, despite the weather there has never been more things to see and do in Cork. Fri 24 Jun – Sat 02 July. West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, Co Cork. www.westcorkmusic.ie Thurs 30 Jun – Sun 03 July. Tall Ships […]


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