Top Menu

THE CORK CHRONICLE RSS feed for this section

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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
Cork Walking Tours

Announcing Our New Cork Walking Tours!

Discovering Cork are delighted to announce the addition of two new Cork walking tours to Cork. The Cork Ghost Tour and Viking Days and Norman Knights will not only take you on a tour of the streets of Cork City, but will also take you on a captivating journey back through time, to a more terrifying version of Cork than […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

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/ […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

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, […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 1
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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
news-img-5

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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

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. […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 1

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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 1

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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

A Cork History

The founding of Cork is surrounded in mystery & folklore, suffice it to say only the keenest eye will determine fact from fiction. The City itself formerly known as Corcach Mor na Mumhan or the Great Marsh of Munster (Munster being the province in which Cork is situated) was founded sometime in the early 7th century by St Finbarr – […]


Pin It
Continue Reading

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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

Anyone for Golf?

Gone are the heady days when people were happily paying hundreds of euro for the pleasure of pulling their hair out in frustration, at the frequent downpours and returning red faced and windswept 4 hours later to the club house. Oh what a funny game golf is, destined to enslave us (as witnessed by many golf widows) or drive us […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

August Bank Holiday Weekend in Cork

While there is lots of talk about the ‘big’ festivals around the country this weekend such as Spraoi (www.spraoi.com ) in Waterford and racing in Galway, don’t forget there is still lots happening in Cork aswell. Here we bring you a selection of what’s on offer and there truly is something for all the family. From way out west on […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0

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 […]


Pin It
Continue Reading 0
X
- Enter Your Location -
- or -