January is here! And yes, perhaps it isn’t quite the “New Year, New Start” we all would like right now but let’s be frank: has January ever been the most exciting month of the year?  One could argue that if you’re going to be in a lockdown, there isn’t really a better time of the year to be in one.  With more exercise, healthier eating and decluttering some of the top new year’s resolutions, there is no denying that being in a lockdown makes some of...


Christmas time is here at last. It's hard not to feel a little giddy about it all especially after the year we've had. Suddenly, the thoughts of mistletoe and wine, Santa, stockings and elves fill us with warmth and cosiness. Suffice to say, after this strange year, Christmas has never meant as much and even those who typically harboured somewhat indifferent feelings towards the season can be seen getting into the festive spirit.

Here at Hotel Isaacs, we are no different. We are busy pu...


It’s that time of year again! Halloween has passed, the days have grown crisp, and love it or hate it, it is finally acceptable to mention Christmas. Another set of fairy lights and Christmas window displays are unveiled with each passing day and the Elf on the Shelf has returned to many homes. We cannot help but feel a little excited for December.
Everything has been different this year and Christmas will be no exception to this. However, if there is one thing we have learned is to app...


Here for a short time? Here for a good time? The top Cork City Sites you must see “I’m here for just a couple of days, what should I really see in Cork?” Without a doubt, this is one of our most frequently asked questions at the Hotel Isaacs reception desk. Let’s face it: we’ve all been there! We’ve arrived to a place with little or no research and don’t know wher...


Will there ever be a year quite like 2020 again? Surely not in our lifetimes! Summer 2020 will be remembered as the summer of the staycation, the summer where outdoor dining became à la mode, where deciding which face-covering best matched your skin tone became your biggest fashion decision, and where cycling, hiking and all manner of outdoor pursuits became the new “going out”. Yes, despite everything, we are determined to make the most of this new normal and here, at Hotel Isaacs...