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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 things to do in Cork this weekend.

Gougane Barra

Gougane Barra is one of the most beautiful parks in the South-West of Ireland. Located right on the Cork-Kerry border, Gougane Barra National Park is a breathtaking piece of land. Bring your loved one on a fantastic outdoor adventure as you hike across the stunning mountainous inclines and admire the breath taking views down over the lake and out onto the island where the monastery lies.

Afternoon at the English Market

What could be more romantic than an impromptu stroll through one of Cork City’s most impressive and vibrant attractions? The English Market is full of so many great sights, sounds and smells on a daily basis, and taking a casual wander through these hallowed halls and maybe picking up one or two nice bits for a home-cooked dinner is a lovely, relaxed way to spend an romantic afternoon.


A less hectic way to enjoy great scenery together would be to stop into the Bunnyconnellan Restaurant and have a nice romantic meal in “The Cottage on the Rocks”. Bunnyconnellan’s sits on cliff tops looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, with spectacular ocean vista views all around. With a menu that is every bit as impressive as the landscape, a meal here will really mark the occasion in a special way.

Castlemartyr Spa Break

Why not get yourself a little pampering? The Castlemartyr Resort, one of the most prestiguous hotels in all of Cork, offer exquisite spa breaks that will relax and rejuvenate you and your someone special. Lie back and let all the stress melt away as the expert staff treat you to an array of treatments that will appeal to everyone.

Hayfield Manor High Tea

If you are looking for a refined and elegant way to treat your loved one, then Afternoon Tea at Hayfield Manor will not easily be bested. Bask in the glamorous surroundings of the tea rooms in one of Cork City’s finest hotels, and enjoy pushing your daily tea ritual to the peaks of its sophistication. Afternoon tea is an experience far beyond your cup of Barry’s and digestive biscuits. Hayfield Manor is always a great place for romantic things to do in Cork, and our romantic city break is always available.

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