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 ...

Glucksman Art Gallery award winning building located in UCC near Hotel Isaacs Cork

“Sad because people say they don’t understand - you don’t need to! Just enjoy!” I like art galleries. I find them peaceful places to while away a couple of hours especially given our recent bout of crazy weather. Yet, one of the things that always frustrate me about visiting exhibitions is the constant search for meaning in the work and the inevitable frustration when it so often eludes me. As such, seeing this bright comment card proudly on display in the

People exploring the gardens surrounding  Blarney castle which is easily accessible from Hotel Isaacs Cork

Blarney Castle - probably one of Ireland’s most popular attractions is located only 9km from Hotel Isaacs and is the perfect spot if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience all the glories of the Irish countryside, a mere 15 minute drive away (or alternatively take the 215 bus running on a half-hourly basis). Regardless of whether you are a local or visiting Cork for the first time, Blarney is one of the must-do things for your stay. Going to Cork and not going to ...

Picture of the exterior of St. Finbarrs Cathedral in Cork, Ireland

I like visiting churches when I travel. Why? Well, they are usually easy to find, free, readily accessible and provide a respite from the chaos outside. Yet, ask me to imagine the interior of any church I have been to even on my most recent trip and I will struggle. With this in mind, I headed towards one of Cork City’s major attractions and the oldest site of religious worship in town, St Finbarr’s Cathedral, a mere ten-m...