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From our local Corkonians


Reads the insider’s guide to Cork.


Gallivanting in the Glucksman

“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 …


A Cork Hotel To Add To Your Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list. Some want to swim with dolphins or sharks, others want to learn to play an instrument, then we have the ones who want to travel the world! See the Taj Mahal, go on an African safari, or visit the Egyptian pyramids. However, there is a hidden gem in Cork, Ireland that many do not know about, and it is a definite bucket list item for all those who seek a unique destination, luxury accommodations, award-winning …

Cork City Tours Open Top Bus at Cork City Gaol, Cork City

6 Reasons To Celebrate Easter In Cork City

One of the most important holidays in Ireland apart from St. Patrick’s day is Easter. As a celebration of new life in all its forms, many choose this time to travel for new adventures or to be closer to family, both of which are great opportunities to get outdoors and partake in some fun activities. With Cork City being selected as the European Capital of culture, you can be sure this city is full of fun for the Easter holidays. …

St Anne's Cathedral, on Cathedral Street Cork City

5 Must-See Things In Cork City

When guests visit our Cork city hotel I often get asked “what are your favourite things to do in Cork?”. With so many options you can’t always fit them all in over a few days so priortising is necessary and what better way to do this than by asking a local? Below are the five things I always suggest people do when visiting Cork and they also happen to be the five reasons I love Cork! The English Market Looking …