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French Travel Bible Praises Cork

Cork’s struggling Tourism trade has been given a timely boost – by France’s best seller guidebook. Le Guide du Routard, the travel bible of the French-speaking world, has given immense praise on our city and encouraging French tourists to visit this year. The prominent travel guide’s chief editor, Pierre Josse, admires Cork’s restaurants, pubs and fun atmosphere in the new […]


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saint Patrick's Day Cork City

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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