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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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Quad Bike Racing

Quad Bikes

Join in the fun in this unique “off road” trek on your own All Terrain Vehicle. There are a number of great places to enjoy this fun filled activity. Everyone is taught to drive the machines, big, small, young (over 8 years of age) and old. Absolutely no experience is necessary. Bridgefield Buggies can be visited at their website www.quadbikesafari.ie […]


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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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Things to do in Cork in September

Watch out folks, Cork Ireland is  festival central for the month of September (actually thats the case all year round!). From telling tall tales, to traditional Irish music, history & culture to Star Wars, this is the place to be this month. Cork has firmly established itself in Ireland as the place to go for a long weekend but so far they […]


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Learn English in Cork

Learn English in Cork

Cork has long been a centre of learning. In fact UCC (University College Cork) has been ranked amongst the top university campuses in the world, which is very significant considering the relatively small population of Cork. Every year our city and town squares and streets seem to spill over with the arrival of foreign students eager to learn English. There […]


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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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West Cork Scenery

Travelling Ireland’s Southern Coast

Southwest Ireland is filled with beautiful landscapes, historic sites and activities for travellers to discover. When exploring West Cork, visitors can stay overnight in luxurious hotels, breathtaking old manor houses, spas, private guest houses or bed and breakfasts. There is a multitude to see and do from spectacular scenery to history and culture going back thousands of years. Here, the […]


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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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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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Yahoo for Cork

Despite the doom and gloom (and we are not talking about the weather) Cork is certainly getting its share of international profile. One that seems to have escaped the general media after all the hype of the Lonely Planet announcement a few months back is that the highly influential search engine Yahoo China also voted Cork as one of their […]


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Fruit colours Ballymaloe House

Ireland’s Gourmet Riviera

Loosely stretching from Dungarvan in Co Waterford along the Cork coastline to Kenmare in Co Kerry , there runs a stretch of Ireland that is not as widely known as other parts of our fair country, that is becoming increasingly known as Ireland’s Gourmet Riviera. History that runs back through millennia sits hand in glove with the breathtaking scenery 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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Cork Midsummer Festival Fitzgerald Park

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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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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Skibbereen Lough Hyne

Skibbereen – a Treasure in the Heart of West Cork

Skibbereen is the crown jewel of West Cork, a bustling town brimming with life and vibrancy in the heart of the amazing natural terrain that West Cork is famous for. Lying in situ, bordered by the rolling green fields of the countryside and ensconced in natural wonder with great hillside walkways, valleys and the River Ilen that runs through the […]


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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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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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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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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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