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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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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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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 – […]


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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 […]


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Battle of Cork 2010

Despite the lack of sunshine on Leeside yesterday, it seems the God’s were determined to once more smile on the men of the South after a number of tumultuous years. ‘Ask not what your county will do for you but what you will do for your county’ and with the way boys in red hurled yesterday, the question what will […]


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Cork Galleries

Cork is very lucky in the amount of quality galleries it has to offer and for the pool of creative talent living in the region. For those days, when it may be a little damp outside, we invite you to immerse yourself in the arts. We have listed some of our preferred galleries where there is something for everyone. Art […]


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Vista la Bantry House

Bantry

Bantry is one of the finest towns in all of Ireland. The fresh sea air carries you around the town, and the warm atmosphere created by friendly locals is just part of what makes people fall in love with Bantry. The innate local landscape is a treat for the senses, with superb views of the harbour and coast. The sumptuous […]


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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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Cork Week

This is a biannual sailing event held in Crosshaven just 30 minute drive from Cork City and is said to be the second largest regatta in the world with hundreds of yachts attending from all over the world for the first class sailing and the legendary craic. Apart from the yachts, there is live music every night, stalls for food […]


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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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Yahoo for Cork

Despite the doom and gloom (and we are not talking about the weather) Cork is certainly getting its share of international profile. One that seems to have escaped the general media after all the hype of the Lonely Planet announcement a few months back is that the highly influential search engine Yahoo China also voted Cork as one of their […]


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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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