County Cork Travel Guide


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Plan Your County Cork Vacation

County Cork is the essence of what makes Ireland different. The small-scale city of Cork, with its limestone bridges and Georgian facades, is a friendly place where strangers soon become good friends. The gently lilting accent is mirrored in the green hills that lead to Blarney and its famous castle, but there’s drama aplenty on the rugged fingers of land that reach out into the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and on clear nights the glorious sunsets over the wide expanse of Bantry Bay paint a lasting picture in the memory.


County Cork Hotels

County Cork's great country-house accommodations include Ballymaloe House in east Cork, along with the guest wing at... read more


County Cork Restaurants

County Cork, home of the famous Slow Food Ireland movement, has become Ireland's top foodie destination. The mecca:... read more


County Cork Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Blarney Castle: Visitors line up to kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the gift of gab. This is an impressive 15th-century... Read more

  • Cork's Food Markets

    Long known as "the belly of Ireland," West Cork is celebrated for its rich fishing and even richer farming. Like a world-class picnic,... Read more

  • The Battle of Kinsale

    Before Kinsale became the foodie capital of Ireland, it was chiefly famous for the Battle of Kinsale in 1601, when the Irish and the... Read more


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