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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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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 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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600 Archaeological Sites

The Beara Peninsula has a profusion of archaeological sites, over 600 identified so far, ranging from wedge graves, stone circles, ring forts and  ancient church sites to the tallest ogham stone in the world (17 ½ feet / 5.3m) situated at Ballycrovane, Eyeries. West Cork itself is said to  have the greatest concentartion of bronze age sites in Europe. In fact the […]


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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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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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Battle of Cork 2010

Despite the lack of sunshine on Leeside yesterday, it seems the God’s were determined to once more smile on the men of the South after a number of tumultuous years. ‘Ask not what your county will do for you but what you will do for your county’ and with the way boys in red hurled yesterday, the question what will […]


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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 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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Coach Tours To County Cork

Coach Tours

  Coach Tours in Ireland Discovering Cork through offers a wide a choice of private coach tours covering the entire south coast of Ireland. Throughout the Summer months we primarily focus on the cruise market which in 2015 had 55 arrivals bringing 150,000 visitors and crew to our shores. During the Winter months we tend to work with special interest […]


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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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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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Storytelling Festivals

Everyone knows the Irish love a good yarn (story) and that Ireland has produced more great writers for the size of our country than pretty much anywhere else in the world. This ability to tell a tle originated in little thatch cabins with people sitting around entertaining each other with the news of the day. It is this very ability […]


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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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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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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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Check out the new video

We just launched our new video of Cork to give people a real taste of what the place has to offer. Hard to do it justice in 2 minutes but I think we did a pretty good job of it. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYVO0aVIu1M …. Let us know what you think.


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2015 Saint Patrick's Day Parade

2015 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade A Huge Success

The 2015 St Patrick’s Day Festival has come to an end, after a tremendous weekend of fun in the glorious sunshine in Cork City. The weather isn’t always nice for Saint Patrick’s Day, with March in Ireland usually providing a little bit of every season, but the clear blue skies and sunny rays really added an extra enjoyable element to […]


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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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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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