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 ...

“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

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 ...

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...

What is one of my favourite things about living in Cork City? Well, we may not have the biggest city, we may not have hundreds of museums and galleries like some urban centres but what we have, we do well. It never ceases to amaze me how some attractions in this city never grow old regardless of how many times one visits them. University College Cork is one fine example. One would think after spending three years there as a student that I would have grown immune to its charms but not at all. ...