Category Archives: County Cork
With autumn just around the corner the festival season continues with some great must-see music festivals, and other autumn related festivals like ploughing or harvest festivals. Within this blog I want to show you some great festivals that take place … Continue reading
Cork is a vibrant city in the south of Ireland and has endless shopping possibilities. Read on for the best Christmas Shopping Tips for Cork City Continue reading
Today our intern Lorene is going to talk about planning her trip to Cork and what are the top must see attractions…. Hi, I’m Lorene and I’m doing an internship with Hotelsireland.com for 6 months. I’ve been to Ireland before … Continue reading
This festival is worth a whole blog post because it is just so unique and lovely – we HAD to share it with you: The Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness Festival! The Festival is on in Clonakilty, Co. Cork from … Continue reading
Hi Y’all, I didn’t introduce myself yet, I’m Madeleine, the new French Intern here at Hotelsireland.com. When I arrived to Dublin, I thought I was going to have a bit of a culture shock and that I would start talking English … Continue reading
Recently, I was lucky enough to head down to Cork for the weekend with my friends which is hard to believe as it is so so difficult to organise a weekend that suits everyone! but we managed to find a date and … Continue reading
Last week, we gave you some ideas on how to beat the January Blues – and here is one more: head South to County Cork to visit Blarney Castle, 8 km northwest from Cork city …. and kiss the famous Blarney Stone!!
A bit of history
The Castle has not always been as it is nowadays. It’s actually the third monument that was built on the site. The first building in the tenth century was a wooden structure that was replaced in 1200 by a stone structure which had the entrance some twenty feet above the ground!! This building was demolished and finally in 1446 the actual castle was built by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster.
Once again there will be another long Bank Holiday Weekend here in Ireland from June 5th to June 7th 2010 – and , obviously, we’re all delighted. I’ve decided not to waste my time sleeping, drinking or doing nothing for a change: I’m going to visit County Cork! To be well prepared for my trip, I’ve done some research on what to do in Cork this weekend and where to stay – and I’m happy to share it with all of you… Continue reading