Beating The January Blues

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 […]

Local Cork Gift Guide

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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 […]

Staycation – The Best Vacation In Cork City

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Who doesn’t love the gorgeous weather we are having right now?  The long evenings?  The joy of exploring all the beauty within our 5km radius?  Who has discovered streets they didn’t know existed, noticed unusual coloured birds, heard leaves and branches rustling, the sounds of children playing, realized that the tops of some buildings host […]

Short Day Trips from Hotel Isaacs in Cork City

Blarney Castle, Cork

City life is great, especially in the gorgeous city of Cork. We have everything we need practically on the doorstep of our Hotel Isaacs Cork; great shopping, interesting museums and cathedrals and the best pub culture you could hope for. Despite everything in the city, it’s good to escape from the big smoke and explore […]

An Insider’s Guide To Cork Slang

couple paying a visit to the colourful shops of Kinsale Co Cork

“All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry” or so G.K. Chesterton says. One of the many questions we get asked at Hotel Isaacs is if there are any colloquialisms that are typical of the Cork region that visitors should be aware of.  With this question in mind, we have put our creative […]

Top 5 Romantic Things To Do In Cork City

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year again! Slowly but surely (or too fast some may argue), the shops are stocking up with all things red and pink, hearts and flowers and everything sickly sweet for the delight (or nightmare) that is Valentine’s Day! Here, at Hotel Isaacs, we have put together […]

Cork’s Hidden Treasure: Triskel Christchurch

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 […]

Nano Nagle Place – History, Calm and Inspiration in Cork City

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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 refurbishments of a historic convent and school as a heritage centre serves […]

To The Stars And Back At Blackrock Castle

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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 […]

Gallivanting in the Glucksman

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“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 […]