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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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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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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 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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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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Hen parties in Kinsale

A hen night in Kinsale is like no other, it’s one of the best weekends that Ireland has to offer. Located less than 30km south of Cork Airport (a half hour by car), it is easily accessible by car or by public bus from the centre of Cork city. Kinsale itself is beautiful and easy to get around by foot. […]


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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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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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Ring of Cork

The Ring of Cork

Everyone is familiar with The Ring of Kerry, the stunning scenic driving route that begins in Killarney and takes in so many of Ireland’s finest natural attractions, such as the Lakes of Killarney, Molls Gap and Torc Waterfall. But did you know that we have our own similarly impressive route known as The Ring of Cork? The Ring of Cork […]


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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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Are you an Ocean Addict?

Run by Graham and Anne Ferguson. Oceanaddicts operate out of Kinsale taking divers diving to the Cork Harbour wrecks and the wonderful scenic dive sites at the Old Head of Kinsale and at the Ling Rocks. Their 9m and 6m ribs take divers to the sites in comfort with plenty of space for storage of kit. Oceanaddicts also run Ireland’s […]


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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 Shore Excursions 2015

Cork Shore Excursions 2015

The 2015 cruise line schedule will bring over fifty of the world’s finest cruise ships into Cork in the coming months. Beginning in April, nearly fifty of these will dock in Cobh Cruise Terminal as the reputation of Cork Harbour continues to go from strength to strength. These gargantuan cruise ships will illuminate the Cork coastline between April and October, […]


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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