While you are attending the Shingo European Summit in Cork, there will be plenty of time for networking and meeting new clients and customers.
We want to provide you with a number of informal activities to help this process and also to give attendees a chance to see some of what Cork has to offer.
Walking Food Tour
Our Walking Food Trail is a relaxed walking tour with an engaging and experienced guide. It appeals to a broad range of people from enthusiastic foodies to those who want to see and taste the best of Cork. We bring people to places that are off the usual food route and our tastings are generous and frequent. We visit different markets, cheesemongers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers and more, and meet the people who produce some of the best food in Ireland. As we stroll, we point out the interesting architecture along the way and give a little of the history of the city.
Our gentle 2.5 hour culinary walk has lots of stops (and yes, the English Market is one of those stops but there are lots of others too!) with frequent, generous tastings along the way. We point out good places for lunch, dinner or a pint, though after all the tastings you won’t need lunch for a little while after this tour.
We cater for vegetarians and all dietary requirements. Just please let us know in advance.
This tour starts in the city centre at 12:00 noon on Monday and Thursday.
Beginning the tour with a stroll around Cork city centre your guide will lead you on a short guided walking tour in the heart of the City. Hear details of the local attractions, restaurants, art galleries and of course the English Market. Brought into the spotlight in 2011 by a visit from Queen Elizabeth II, the English Market is one of the oldest markets of its kind in Europe and demonstrates some of the finest Irish produce.
Following the walking tour, we will board the coach for a tour of some of the City’s outlying cultural and historical attractions. The coach will take you on a tour through some of the city’s outlying highlights including Cork Gaol, The Glucksman Gallery and the Blackrock Observatory before heading out of town to visit the world famous Jameson Distillery.
Both an indoor and outdoor guided tour experience, and still a working whiskey distillery, visitors can appreciate the vast scale of the distillery building aswell as the largest pot still in the world. Actual maturing whiskey barrels are on display and dedicated space is given to this most cherished part of the Jameson Irish Whiskey story.
Located just 20 minutes from Cork city , the Jameson Experience is recognized as a world class cultural and educational visitor experience. Originally established in 1825, the Jameson Distillery in Midleton is one of the most widely visited attractions in the South of Ireland.
From here we visit the town of Cobh formerly known as Queenstown and the last port of call of the Titanic for a leisurely waterfront tour. Afterwards there is plenty of time for lunch, to explore The Titanic Museum, take a harbour tour or climb the hill to The Cathedral and take in the spectacular views.
This tour leaves from the city centre at 10:00am on Monday.
€39.00 Per Person
Cork Ghost Tour
Tremble and quake as we take a trip through Cork’s Ghostly past. This old city has seen plenty of ghastly characters stalk its streets down through the years. Meet the Grave-robbers, Ghosts and Ghouls, Headless Coachmen and the Murdered Servants who float up from the River Lee. This city tour will show you how trouble lurks around every street corner, never knowing where the next spook will appear! Be careful what you wish for, because the Cork Ghost Tour will set your pulse racing while you explore the city streets.
Cork Day Tours brings you on a bone-chilling adventure through its city streets. Cork has a fascinating and gruesome history, with Restless Spirits that roam free at night, trying to tell their tales of woe to all they come in contact with. This family friendly tour is a great way to see Cork City in a different light, with a trip through Cork’s history, through the times when life was cheap but the butter was expensive.
Learn about how Charles Dickens came to town and stole a ghostly Cork tale, as well as the wealthy but cruel ladies who thought little of murdering their poor lowly servants. The streets are filled with toiling, uneasy spirits. The Midnight Monks who refuse to go home, the poor souls who were hung for stealing bread, as well as the fevered Nun that can never rest in this old Cork, a city of great wealth and desperate poverty. You may well meet them all on this dark stroll through Cork’s vile and brutal past.
This is a tour of Cork City like no other. Delve into Cork’s dark past, which is brought to life in front of you. Let us take you back a few hundred years to a Cork of wealth for the few and squalor for the majority. With ghoulish tales recounted in front of the Shandon Bells and its twisting winding streets. You may soon see spirits appearing at every turn as the terrifying tales are brought to life in front of your very eyes.
The Cork Ghost Tour is an interactive and engaging city tour that is guaranteed fun for all the family. You can learn so much of the city’s old history, in this spooky and fun educational tour. You never know who you will meet next on this enthralling tour of one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Keep your wits about you, or you might be the next tragic victim to join Cork’s army of other worldly spirits.
This tour starts in the city centre at 8:00pm on Monday and Thursday.
This tour from Cork explores Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills and the Great Island to explore the town of Cobh. This is the perfect day tour for those wanting to make the most out of a short time in Cork.
Departing from St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork City at 09:30 sharp we will head straight to Blarney Castle where you can visit Blarney Castle and kiss the legendary Blarney stone. It is believed that if you kiss the Blarney stone you will be blessed with the ‘gift of the gab’ for seven years. Take time to explore Blarney Castle and Gardens, making sure you get the chance to see the castle from as many angles as you can, climbing the steps as the great and good have done before you. Take a journey through the diverse surroundings of the Blarney Castle Gardens and then take time to enjoy the village of Blarney itself – not to mention the fabulous Blarney Woollen Mills and tea rooms.
Leaving Blarney we will journey to the picturesque town of Cobh (formerly known as Queenstown). Cobh is famous as the point of embarkation for millions of Irish emigrants travelling away from Ireland during the 1800s and 1900s. It was also the last stop of the Titanic. The quaint old town of Cobh has an illustrious history, enjoy free time to visit the magnificent St Coleman’s Cathedral, or the award winning Titanic Experience before returning back to Cork City.
This tour will depart from the city centre at 10:00am on Thursday morning.
€39.00 Per Person
Fota Golf Resort Outing
Set amongst 170 acres of the beautiful wooded course with some of the best greens in Ireland which you will discover as you wind your way along this 7121 yard, par 72 course.
This course incorporates some unique and exciting features intended to challenge even the most competitive golfer yet, remaining perfectly loyal to the traditional style, values, and playability that characterise Fota Island Golf Club as a whole.
The 16th hole promises to be one of the features of this exciting new challenge – a 435 yard Par 4 requires an accurately placed tee shot where finding the fairway is at a premium, allowing those without the burden of a faint heart to take on the daunting approach over an old quarry to a small target.
Please be advised golf shoes must be worn and metal spikes are not permitted on the golf course. Appropriate golf attire is essential. Denim jeans, collarless shirts and trainers/sneakers are strictly prohibited. Mobile phones are also not permitted on the golf course.
This package includes dinner and private return transfers and we will contact you directly to finalise your tee time and equipment requirements.
Welcome to Discovering Cork and thanks for considering Cork for your next short break or holiday. Whatever your reason for visiting we know you will not be disappointed and with Discovering Cork looking after everything, you can concentrate on enjoying your time here.
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