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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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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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A Taste of West Cork

The Taste of West Cork food festival, which takes place in and around Skibbereen, West Cork, brings together an unique mix of food markets and demonstrations, cookery competitions, special dinners, brunches & banquets, food-tastings, talks, exhibitions, childrens’ events, guided walks, boat tours and some great live music! For many people, the climax of the Taste of West Cork food festival […]


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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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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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Blarney and Cobh Day Tour

Shore Excursions; Blarney, Cork & Kinsale

With the Port of Cork being previous winners of the ‘Best Destination Experience’ and ‘Best Port Welcome’  it is easy to see where Cork gets its great reputation. Each cruise liner that docks in Cobh (the Gateway to Cork) and its passengers get the warmest welcome and the very best of service, whatever the time of year. Cobh (we don’t […]


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Cork Style is always in Fashion

On entering Joan’s premises I went from a nervous feeling to that of meeting an old friend in a matter of moments.  It’s taking the easy option to say that Joan has a lovely manner that puts you at your ease. The reality is that Joan is a realist; she is wise, willing to share her knowledge and infinitely warm. In […]


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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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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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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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Cobh - Cork's Seaside Gem

Cobh – Cork’s Seaside Gem

Cobh is a stunning seaside town just south of Cork City. With panoramic views out into Cork Harbour from across the town, Cobh is a particularly beautiful gem in Cork. The quaint old town has an illustrious history, with the presence of Cork Harbour having seen so many famous Cork shore excursions departing from the town. (more…)


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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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Cork durante el día

24 Hours to Explore Cork City…

Lucky for us we have the good fortune of spending quality time in Cork City. We are well aware however that many visitors only have a couple of days to discover Ireland, so may only have a day to explore the Rebel County (as we know!… it’s a long story). We decided to take a look at our lovely ‘City […]


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Ring of Kerry

Exploring the Ring of Kerry

Ireland is famous across the world for its unbelievable natural scenery. Nowhere more so than the Ring of Kerry, a majestic stretch of land beginning in Killarney that contains a whole host of unbelievable geographic wonders. This most splendid route can lay claim to displaying the Macgillycuddy Reeks (home of Ireland’s largest mountain, Carrantuohill), Dingle Bay and the Lakes of […]


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Castlemartyr Golf

Castlemartyr Resort: Golf Resort of the Year 2014

Castlemartyr Resort in East Cork has been named Golf Resort of the Year 2014 at the Irish Golf Awards at a prestigious event hosted in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo. Bringing together a 17th century classic manor house and a luxurious contemporary wing, with gorgeous grounds featuring a tranquil swan lake, a challenging golf course, the dramatic ruins of […]


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Cork City Marathon Report

After 3 years of glorious bank holiday Monday sunshine since the resurrection of the Cork City Marathon, the weather gods decided that they had spoiled us for too long. And in the true tradition of the ancient Gods of Greece it was time to wreak their vengeance on the poor participants in this year’s race and the enthusiastic supporters who […]


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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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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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Wool lovers tour of Cork

Few things made so much an impression on me in school as learning to knit. I revisited the skill in 2009 and have been happily making gifts, finding knitting patterns, meeting like-minded creative people and learning since then. To kick my wool habit off, I joined a knitting group in Cork called ‘Stitch & Bitch’. Basically we sat, we knitted, […]


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