Ballycotton island Hotel Isaacs Cork


With the sunny weather set to return this weekend, there has never been a better time to get outside and explore the lush and varied surroundings of Cork County.  If you fancy a less obvious adventure, why not take the 40-minute drive out to beautiful Ballycotton in the jewel that is East Cork. For those that don’t drive, the 240 bus offers a service three times daily.  The bus station is a mere 5-minute walk from our city centre boutique hotel. Upon first glance, Ballycotton ...

Cork city skyline near Hotel Isaacs Cork during the summer months


Summer is finally here in Cork City and our beautiful boutique city-centre hotel is ready for it. The sky is blue, the sun is shining- the River Lee is glistening under the moonlight. Our delicious, locally-sourced strawberries have returned to our dessert menu at our award-winning Greenes Restaurant , and Cask Cocktail Bar have just launched a tempting summer cocktail menu. What’s not to smile about? Well, as June fast approaches, there are even mo...

Triskel Theatre in Cork City set up to showcase a film


Going to the cinema may not be seen as one of the best things to do when one is visiting a new place. Who wants to be stuck in a dark auditorium when there are sights to be seen, places to be explored and bars to be frequented? Well, let what you know about cinemas be overturned and say hello to Triskel Christchurch , a thriving arts and cultural centre in the heart of Cork City.

Located less than 10 minutes’ walk from our c...

Nano Nagle's Interactive Exhibition in the heart of Cork City near Hotel Isaacs


Opened last summer, the Nano Nagle Centre is the new kid on the block on Cork’s eclectic visitor trail and is a must for any visitor looking for something a little different, something beyond the typical museum or gallery experience. The €10.5 million refurbishment of a historic convent and school as a heritage centre serves as a fantastic living showcase of one of Ireland’s greatest social justice pioneers.

Young boy looking through telescope at Blackrock Castle Observatory


Whilst travelling, as much as I love ticking off all the must-do attractions of a city, I always try to find time to do something a bit off-the-beaten-track; something different that won’t necessarily be on every visitor’s list. If you are looking for such an experience here in Cork, Blackrock Castle might be just what you need.

Somewhat overshadowed by the fame of Blarney, Blackrock Castle is located less than 15 minutes ...