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Interesting Museums

Cape Clear Museum A museum dedicated to the record keeping & preservation of details of island life. www.capeclearmuseum.ie Cobh Museum (pronounced Cove) The museum reflects the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh and of course its relationship with the great liners and famine period. www.cobhmuseum.com Michael Collins Centre Follow the story & life of Ireland’s greatest military leader and […]


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Romantic Valentine's Day Cork

5 Romantic Things to do in Cork This Weekend

As the evenings colder it’s time to snuggle up close to the one you love. We know that Corkonians are some of the most romantic people in the country, but in case the big day slipped your mind (and you want to avoid watching the rugby from the dog house!), Discovering Cork are delighted to bring you our top 5 romantic […]


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Ireland’s Gourmet Riviera

We all know of the land of milk and honey that is generally associated with stories from the bible. Little do people know that while Moses was a great leader and preacher, he was terrible at directions and mistakenly confused Israel with Ireland! That said many poets and storytellers have also described Ireland as a land overflowing with agricultural riches […]


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Storytelling Festivals

Everyone knows the Irish love a good yarn (story) and that Ireland has produced more great writers for the size of our country than pretty much anywhere else in the world. This ability to tell a tle originated in little thatch cabins with people sitting around entertaining each other with the news of the day. It is this very ability […]


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Cork Week

This is a biannual sailing event held in Crosshaven just 30 minute drive from Cork City and is said to be the second largest regatta in the world with hundreds of yachts attending from all over the world for the first class sailing and the legendary craic. Apart from the yachts, there is live music every night, stalls for food […]


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Teddy Bears Picnic

‘If you go down to the woods today, your sure of a big surprise’…. well that was certainly the case yesterday at the Select Hotel’s Teddy Bears Picnic in Fota House in Cork. In fact nobody was more surprised I would say than the organisers as 1000’s of children, their parents with grannies and granddads in toe on what was […]


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Stag and Hen Party Cork

Best Value Cork Stag and Hen Packages

Discovering Cork is proud to bring you our new and improved range of Stag and Hen parties in Cork. We have been arranging Cork Stag parties and Cork Hen parties for several years now, and in that time we have come to know who the best Cork companies to work with are. With our new range of great value Stag […]


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Sail Around Fastnet Rock

The Fastnet Race is a world famous Yacht race from the Isle of Wight around the Fastnet Rock off the West Cork coast  and back to the UK. Do you want to see Fastnet Rock up close? Then join www.baltimoreyachtcharters.com for a half or full day sail aboard ‘Inishbeg’ their luxury 50 foot yacht and cruise amongst the islands of West Cork […]


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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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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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Fota House Gardening Seminar

On Saturday, 2nd October 2010 well known author, broadcaster and gardener, Helen Dillon will be the Keynote Speaker at the Fota House Autumn Gardening Seminar.   Fota House is now well known for its biennial Gardening Seminars which have covered such topics as Garden Design, How a Garden is Formed, Exotic Plants, Ornamental Grasses and many others. Helen Dillon has lectured […]


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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 Galleries

Cork is very lucky in the amount of quality galleries it has to offer and for the pool of creative talent living in the region. For those days, when it may be a little damp outside, we invite you to immerse yourself in the arts. We have listed some of our preferred galleries where there is something for everyone. Art […]


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Cork City

53 Things that make Cork Great

Being the largest county and second biggest city, Cork as you would expect by its size would have a lot to offer. When you throw in the second largest natural harbour in world, 1400Km’s of coastline, 9 mountain ranges, 3 peninsulas and 29 islands, you only start to get a sense that it will take you more than a long […]


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Saint Patrick's Day Cork City

Saint Patrick’s Day 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, with the world’s celebration day for all things Irish fast approaching. Saint Patrick’s Day has become a truly global phenomenon, with many of the biggest festivals taking place well outside the shores of Ireland. With so many Irish nationals and people with proud ancestral Irish roots scattered across the world, this is […]


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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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Anyone for Golf?

Gone are the heady days when people were happily paying hundreds of euro for the pleasure of pulling their hair out in frustration, at the frequent downpours and returning red faced and windswept 4 hours later to the club house. Oh what a funny game golf is, destined to enslave us (as witnessed by many golf widows) or drive us […]


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Surfing – The perfect Irish Summer sport!

What are you talking about I hear you exclaim? Is this another delusional Irish man thinking he is living in Hawaii rather than on the edge of the wild North Atlantic? That may be the case, but apart from the lean tanned torso’s and bikini clad beauties adorning the beaches… oh yes and the year round heat, we have everything […]


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