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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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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 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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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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Vivir en Cork siendo español

A Spanish Tale in Cork

Spanish in Cork City My name is Gabriel, I am a Spanish guy who came to Cork City in Ireland for work. I am really delighted that I made the choice to come to Ireland and especially Cork rather than Dublin. The first thing you notice is that Cork is much smaller than Dublin. However for a small city there […]


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blarney and Cobh Day Tour

Visit Cobh

Cobh is a magical seaside town in the south-east of County Cork with a special place in Ireland’s history. Its magnificent harbour is one of the most visually enticing anywhere in the world, with wonderful panoramic views. Cobh is steeped in history, art and culture, making it one of the top destinations to visit in Ireland. Under its former name of […]


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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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Whale Watching in Cork

Whale & Dolphin Watching

The Irish government declared the coastal waters of Ireland a whale and dolphin sanctuary during the early 1990’s. The first of its kind in Europe. Since then it is one of the ‘must do’s when visiting the south-west of Ireland. Our coastal waters are a summer feeding ground for a number of whale species and a year round home for […]


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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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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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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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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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