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Welcome to the “People’s Republic of Cork” and to the island’s largest county. Sprawling all over the south-west, this is the place that gave us revolutionary political leader and Clonakilty man Michael Collins, and Republic of Ireland soccer legend Roy Keane.

 

This is the county that takes in everything from Cork city to some of the island’s most fertile farmland, its wildest peninsulas and its most colourful islands. It even has its own black stuff (or Murphys Stout if you prefer).

 

“The scenery is every bit as enchanting as the best bits of Ireland, particularly along the long Mizen Head, Sheep's Head and Beara Peninsulas, where you can tackle mountain passes and touch Ireland's ancient past.”   LONELY PLANET

 

Touring Cork is a tale of one town running into the next, with each as individual in character as the next. There is the gourmet getaway of Kinsale, the market town of Skibbereen, the bustling hub of Clonakilty.

 

And then there are long stretches of wilderness, such as the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, bothered by little but the wind whistling through the abandoned Atlantic Copper Mines. 

 

Cork City

At the centre of it all, of course, lies Cork city itself. “Dublin isn’t the real capital of the Republic of Ireland,” as one local quips. “We just let Dubliners think it is. We let them entertain the dignitaries. But when the dignitaries are on their days off, they come down here to be entertained properly.”

 

"The best of the city is still happily traditional – snug pubs with live-music sessions, restaurants dishing up top-quality local produce, and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals.      LONELY PLANET

 

For More Information on Cork, Visit www.purecork.ie

Where to Stay » Hotels

The Kingsley Hotel & Spa4 Star

Victoria Cross Cork , T12 P680   21 4800500

An oasis in the heart of Cork, The Kingsley Hotel & Spa has everything you will need for a relaxing escape. Set in a stylish and distinctive location on the banks of...

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Clonakilty Park Hotel3 Star

Park Road Clonakilty , P85 RD23   023 8836400

Clonakilty Park Hotel is located in the heart of Clonakilty. It is an ideal base for touring the West Cork region which is blessed with some of Ireland’s most spectacular...

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The Metropole Hotel Cork4 Star

MacCurtain Street Cork City , T23 EEC3   21 4643700

Located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter in Cork’s City Centre, The Metropole Hotel Cork is Cork’s most iconic hotel, world-renowned for over 123 years of...

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Castlemartyr Resort5 Star

Castlemartyr Co Cork , P25 X300   21 4219150

Nestled amid East Cork’s woodlands, the luxury 5-Star Castlemartyr Resort is a destination richly steeped in Irish history and tradition. Situated on 220 acres,...

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Eccles Hotel and Spa4 Star

Glengarriff Harbour Glengarriff , Co Cork   027 63003

Steeped in 250 years of rich history, the Eccles Hotel and Spa is a beautiful 4* hotel situated in the quaint village of Glengarriff overlooking Bantry bay on a stunning...

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Blarney Castle & Gardens

Blarney Co Cork ,    021 4385252

Situated 8 km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for it’s stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The word...

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The Montenotte Hotel4 Star

Middle Glanmire Road Cork City , T23E9DX   021 4530050

  Built within the former 18th Century residence of a Merchant Prince, The Montenotte is now a modern 4-star boutique hotel with an eclectic vibe and strong sense of...

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Oriel House Hotel4 Star

Ballincollig Cork ,    021 4208400

At Oriel House Hotel Cork there are 99 luxury guestrooms, all with space, style & sophistication. All of our rooms are decorated to the highest standards and...

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Fota Island Resort5 Star

Fota Island Cork , T45 HX62   21 2373302

Fota Island Resort provides the perfect place to staycation in the beautiful East Cork Countryside. Enjoy a luxury break away where you will receive the warmest of welcomes in...

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Doneraile House and Estate

Doneraile Co Cork ,    22 24771

A cultural landmark in the heart of North Cork. Located in County Cork, Doneraile Court was the home of the St Leger family from 1645 until 1969 when it came into State...

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