What a strange world we live in right now. It would be an understatement to say that Cork City is a quiet spot these days. Streets are empty with only the bare essentials left standing but absence truly does make the heart grow fonder and our city and charming boutique hotel have never looked as well. This pause has given us all the time to truly appreciate how lucky we are and to take note of the things we usually take for granted: stunning Leeside sunsets, birdsong at dawn along t...


As the circumstances around coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to evolve, we are continually updating our policies and procedures to ensure maximum safety and flexibility for our guests and employees.

Please know that we are continuing to monitor the situation and will adhere to any recommendations issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE). We have a comprehensive statement available on our PREM Hospitality blog which is updated regularly in line ...

Kinsale Cork Day Trip from Hotel Isaacs Cork


Kinsale is the jewel in the crown of County Cork. This gorgeous town is located on the southern coast of Ireland and has a rich history, postcard-worthy scenes, interesting attractions and plenty of opportunities to keep active while enjoying the Irish countryside. Hotel Isaacs in Cork city is ideally located as a base for your day trip to Kinsale with buses departing regularly from the city centre. Here are some of the best bits, not to be missed on your Kinsale To...

Kinsale Lighthouse


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 and coastline of the south-west, Cork has...


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...