Ah spring!  Long time, no see!  It’s been a while!  Is there really any better time of year than spring? Seeing the evenings getting longer, hearing the birds singing again and watching the daffodils dancing in the breeze-it’s almost enough to inspire a poem that Wordsworth himself would be proud of.  Alas, you are stuck with me and my humble blogging with some of my favourite things to do this spring in our favourite city of Cork, all from our little oas...

St Patricks Day Decorations Hotel Isscas Cork


After what has only felt like an eternity, January is finally over!  We can look forward to longer evenings, better weather (wishful thinking?) and best of all, a return to one of the many things that Cork does best - festivals!   The month of March is really when things start kicking off.  What better festival to set anyone’s pulses racing than the annual St Patrick’s Day festival.  It’s wild!  It’s crazy!  It’s the one time of th...


Christmas has come and gone and we're bracing ourselves for the almighty task of taking down our decorations and facing into (what many deem) the dreariest month of the year. It does not have to be all doom and gloom though. In fact, January is one of our busiest months of the year for bookings. After all, they do say the best way to get over a holiday is to book another. Or maybe that’s just what we want to believe!  With this in mind, we have put together some of the top reas...


Where has the year gone?  One moment, we were talking New Year’s Resolutions and the next; we are dusting off the tinsel in preparation for Christmas.  Here at Hotel Isaacs, Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year.  Whether it’s our cosy fire at reception adorned with our glittering Christmas wreath, our splendidly lit courtyard complete with our giant Christmas tree by Cork City’s only waterfall or all the festive treats on offer in Greenes Restaurant and Cask...


Sometimes, it’s hard not to feel a little glum at this time of year.  The kids are back in school (although perhaps that’s a good thing), the nights are getting longer and we have already “survived” our first storm of the season.  However, it’s not all doom and gloom and what better way to beat the post-summer blues than with a mini break to Ireland’s second city of Cork and of course, a stay in our boutique hotel featuring an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar. With every...