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Welcome to the “People’s Republic of Cork” and to the island’s largest county. Sprawling all over the south-west, this is the place that gave us revolutionary political leader and Clonakilty man Michael Collins, and Republic of Ireland soccer legend Roy Keane.

 

This is the county that takes in everything from Cork city to some of the island’s most fertile farmland, its wildest peninsulas and its most colourful islands. It even has its own black stuff (or Murphys Stout if you prefer).

 

“The scenery is every bit as enchanting as the best bits of Ireland, particularly along the long Mizen Head, Sheep's Head and Beara Peninsulas, where you can tackle mountain passes and touch Ireland's ancient past.”   LONELY PLANET

 

Touring Cork is a tale of one town running into the next, with each as individual in character as the next. There is the gourmet getaway of Kinsale, the market town of Skibbereen, the bustling hub of Clonakilty.

 

And then there are long stretches of wilderness, such as the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, bothered by little but the wind whistling through the abandoned Atlantic Copper Mines. 

 

Cork City

At the centre of it all, of course, lies Cork city itself. “Dublin isn’t the real capital of the Republic of Ireland,” as one local quips. “We just let Dubliners think it is. We let them entertain the dignitaries. But when the dignitaries are on their days off, they come down here to be entertained properly.”

 

"The best of the city is still happily traditional – snug pubs with live-music sessions, restaurants dishing up top-quality local produce, and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals.      LONELY PLANET

 

 

Where to Stay » Hotels

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa4 Star

Rathmore Road Kinsale , Co. Cork   21 4706000

Set in 90 acres of mature wooded parkland and offering panoramic views over Oysterhaven Bay, our luxury hotel in Kinsale is situated in the perfect location near Cork City, in...

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Quality Hotel & Leisure Club3 Star

Park Road Clonakilty , P85 RD23   023 8836400

The Quality Hotel is located in the heart of Clonakilty.  It is an ideal base for touring the West Cork region which is blessed with some of Ireland’s most...

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Select Hotels of Ireland 4 Star

Ireland ,    21 4391998

Select Hotels of Ireland comprises of 30 of Ireland’s finest independently owned hotels nationwide. All of Select Hotels are renowned for their Irish hospitality,...

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Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City4 Star

John Redmond Street Shandon , Cork   021 4529200

Cork's most historic hotel, The 4* Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is located in the heart of Cork’s historic cultural quarter, near the famous Shandon Bells and on...

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Celtic Ross Hotel3 Star

Rosscarbery West Cork ,    023 8848722

Experience West Cork at its best… Whether you’re looking for an idyllic coastal retreat, a fun filled family getaway or the perfect base to explore the...

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Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens4 Star

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens Clonakilty , Co. Cork   023 8833258

Fernhill is ideally situated to tour beautiful West Cork and Clonakilty. Amazing food, gorgeous bedrooms, landscaped gardens, clean, friendly and family run. You will love...

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The Montenotte Hotel4 Star

Middle Glanmire Road Cork City , T23E9DX   021 4530050

Stay Unique At The Montenotte Hotel What makes The Montenotte Hotel in Cork unique? Some say it’s our exquisitely refurbished rooms. Or our bar with the view. Or our...

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Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale3 Star

3/4 Pearse Street Kinsale , Co Cork   021 4772209

Winner of The Irish Hospitality Awards 2017 for Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland Winner of the Best Breakfast in Ireland with The Gold Medal Awards Voted as one of the...

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