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Karting in Cork

Karting

KARTMANIA is Cork’s premier karting facility and only indoor track! We are conveniently located just 10 minutes from Cork city centre and are a MUST for all visitors and thrill seekers in the Cork area!! At KARTMANIA we specialise in the provision of fun for all the family. We are also a popular choice of activity for hen and stag […]


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Walking Tours

Announcing Our New Cork Walking Tours!

Discovering Cork are delighted to announce the addition of two new Cork walking tours to Cork. The Cork Ghost Tour and Viking Days and Norman Knights will not only take you on a tour of the streets of Cork City, but will also take you on a captivating journey back through time, to a more terrifying version of Cork than […]


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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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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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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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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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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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