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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parque de Doneraile Wildlife y Millstreet

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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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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A Taste of West Cork

The Taste of West Cork food festival, which takes place in and around Skibbereen, West Cork, brings together an unique mix of food markets and demonstrations, cookery competitions, special dinners, brunches & banquets, food-tastings, talks, exhibitions, childrens’ events, guided walks, boat tours and some great live music! For many people, the climax of the Taste of West Cork food festival […]


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Powerboating group tours of Cork Harbour

Powerboating – adrenaline powered watersports

Cork Harbour is one of the finest natural harbours in the world (said to be the second largest natural harbour on the planet) offering a wide variety of watersports. Its many islands and tranquil river estuaries, prisons, forts,  pretty towns &  scenic coves, beaches and bays as well as incredible marine and bird life make for a fascinating environment waiting to […]


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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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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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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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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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An irreverent short history of Cork Ireland

Ireland is well known as a land full of folk lore and storytelling from  the giants of the North, The Fianna warriors to mischievous Leprechauns. What people don’t know is that many such ‘stories’ are rooted in the truth. Take the story of the founding of Cork for instance. Suffice it to say only the keenest eye will determine fact […]


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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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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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