Category: Seasonal


Easter Getaways in Cork City

If you walk around the supermarket, you’ve probably noticed the shelves are filled to the brim with Easter eggs. Traditionally, Easter is a religious celebration but commercially, it’s really all about stuffing your face with chocolate. Of course, in the hospitality industry, Easter along with St Patrick’s Day typically marks the start of our busy tourism season and there is definitely a nice hustle and bustle about the place these days as we eagerly await the start of a fun-filled ...
towels, bathrobes and roses on a hotel bed

Spring Love Breaks In Cork

Yes, it’s that time of year again where red and pink explode on to the market, cheesy rhymes are back in vogue, and everything seems hearts and flowers! It’s enough to make you float on air or feel nauseous depending on your personal feelings towards the day. Yes, love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us! Admittedly, we feel we’re still in recovery from Christmas. Has it already been a month? Weren’t the decorations only up just yesterday? ...
glass of prosecco

Counting Down to the New Year in Cork

Ah, that idyllic Christmas scene we all know and love so well…. Of course, the reality is not always quite so peaceful.  Whether it’s the kids fighting over their new toys, those seriously boring relatives you have to endure once a year or just the general claustrophobia and inertia of living in a turkey coma- there is no denying that Christmas is not without its own unique challenges. This might possibly explain why those days between Christmas and New Year are ...
Christmas in Cork

A Cork Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! At our boutique hotel, we are in the throes of preparing for the fast-approaching Christmas season.  Suffice to say, everything is very merry and bright here these days. We have decked the halls with boughs of hall, twinkling fairy lights and that’s before we even venture outside into our courtyard-our very own Winter Wonderland with the star of the show- Cork City’s only waterfall currently home to a larger than ...
Cork City on the River Lee in Autumn

Top 10 Reasons to get to Cork this Autumn

Crisp leaves, lushness, golden colours, the shortening days and a noticeable drop in temperatures- yes, Autumn is in the air and after a non-stop go, go, go summer, we are looking forward to the impending cosiness and adapting to a slower, more indoor focused lifestyle. Of course, here at our boutique hotel, we do warmth and cosiness very well.  Our deluxe and superior rooms as well as our self-catering apartments are the perfect place to unwind after a day’s retail ...
Festival Lights

Best Festivals In Cork City This Summer

Summer sun-something’s begun! Excuse the somewhat corny start to this blog entry (Is there anything that says summer more than a blaring of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John on ‘Summer Nights’) but we can surely be forgiven for feeling a little bit blissed out by how blessed we’ve been recently with all of this gorgeous weather. We are all feeling summery at the moment. Our guests are in fine form, Greenes Restaurant is sprucing up the menu to reflect ...
Blarney Castle, Cork

Best Ireland Road Trips – Cork Adventures

Summer has finally arrived and here, at Hotel Isaacs, we are basking in the delights of sunshine and the newfound warmth the days are bringing.  We have added some fresh seasonal additions to our fine dining restaurant-Greenes and of course, what better way to check out our pretty courtyard with its very own waterfall than with some of the sensational cocktails on offer at Ireland’s number one cocktail bar, Cask? Of course, one of the many wonderful things about a ...
Cork City Guide

Things To Do In Cork City This Spring

Ah there’s a grand old stretch in the evenings! Yes, the clocks have sprung forward, the birds are singing, the lambs are leaping, and suddenly, the world is awaking from its winter slumber.   Here at Hotel Isaacs, we love this time of year as we excitedly celebrate the delights of spring and being able to fit that little bit more into our days as we embrace the long-awaited seasonal changes. Of course, spring is a great time to shake things ...
St Patrick's Day Parade Cork City.

St. Patricks Day in Cork

Hail Glorious Saint Patrick dear saint of our Isle.  Yes, it’s that time of year again.  The days are getting longer, the birds are starting to sing and our season is about to kick off in the only way it can with a big celebration of our national Saint’s Day.  That’s Saint’s Patrick in case you didn’t guess from the title of this article!  He banished the snakes from our land and made us respectable Christians.  Every year, we like ...
Cork arial view

Tis’ The Season For Lovin’

Where has the time gone? Does anyone else feel like January is flying by? Wasn’t it only yesterday we were in twinkly Christmas spirit mode? Well, if the January blues have got you down and you’re looking for something to put a fresh twinkle back into your eyes, the season of love is fast approaching. Yes, love it or hate it, there’s no real avoiding the hearts, flowers and love-filled fest that is St Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re loved up, ...
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