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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 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 …

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Local Cork Gift Guide

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 …

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Staycation – The Best Vacation In Cork City

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 some truly spectacular stonework?    Time in this new restricted world of ours can be bleak but there is no denying that it has afforded …

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Short Day Trips from Hotel Isaacs in Cork City

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 the wilder parts of the county on a day trip. If you’ve seen enough of city life and want to explore the picturesque harbours, castles …

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An Insider’s Guide To Cork Slang

“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 heads together to create an insider’s guide to some of Cork’s best slang with the English translations beside it.  As you explore our great city, …

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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 a list of our top five romantic things to do in our favourite city of Cork.  A Romantic Walk Along The North Channel of Cork’s …