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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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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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Dublin in two days

Dublin in two days

Hello everyone! I’m a Spanish guy living in Cork City. Last weekend I went to Dublin with a friend, as we had never been there before. As you can expect, in two days I couldn’t see all I wanted to in Dublin, but still, we visited the main places of Dublin and we had great fun. We walked along many […]


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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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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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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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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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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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Skibbereen Lough Hyne

Top Five Hidden Gems in Cork

With Cork being the largest County in Ireland, it comes as no surprise that there is plenty of things to see and do. Naturally, not all of these places can get the attention they deserve. Cork is home to some outstanding hidden gems that are scattered throughout the County, and here are our Top Five Hidden Gems in Cork Gougane […]


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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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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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Vista la Bantry House

Bantry

Bantry is one of the finest towns in all of Ireland. The fresh sea air carries you around the town, and the warm atmosphere created by friendly locals is just part of what makes people fall in love with Bantry. The innate local landscape is a treat for the senses, with superb views of the harbour and coast. The sumptuous […]


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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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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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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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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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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 Harbour Tour

Cork Harbour Tour

Ahead of the upcoming season, we here at Discovering Cork took a first run at some of our great shore excursion routes over the weekend. With the conditions improving by the day and plenty of great Cork shore excursions to look forward to in 2015, our Cork Harbour Tour was a great way to spend the weekend as we move into Spring […]


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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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