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Saint Patrick’s Day 2015

Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, with the world’s celebration day for all things Irish fast approaching. Saint Patrick’s Day has become a truly global phenomenon, with many of the biggest festivals taking place well outside the shores of Ireland. With so many Irish nationals and people with proud ancestral Irish roots scattered across the world, this is […]


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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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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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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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I’d like to teach the world to sing….

I had no idea what to expect. A taxi brought me to the Nordic Business Park and after that anything could happen. A little buzzer at the door had a sign saying ‘Please ring. If I don’t answer it’s because we’re recording’. I was busy picturing myself into a studio Live-Aid moment, complete with finger tips to my headphones when […]


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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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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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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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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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Blarney and Cobh Day Tour

Shore Excursions; Blarney, Cork & Kinsale

With the Port of Cork being previous winners of the ‘Best Destination Experience’ and ‘Best Port Welcome’  it is easy to see where Cork gets its great reputation. Each cruise liner that docks in Cobh (the Gateway to Cork) and its passengers get the warmest welcome and the very best of service, whatever the time of year. Cobh (we don’t […]


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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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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 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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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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Interesting Museums

Cape Clear Museum A museum dedicated to the record keeping & preservation of details of island life. www.capeclearmuseum.ie Cobh Museum (pronounced Cove) The museum reflects the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh and of course its relationship with the great liners and famine period. www.cobhmuseum.com Michael Collins Centre Follow the story & life of Ireland’s greatest military leader and […]


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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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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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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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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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