More great tourism news for Cork with the announcement of a new ferry route linking Ireland with Northern Spain. The new ferry route which is set to commence in April will be operated by Brittany Ferries and it will sail from Cork to Santander twice a week.
A fire broke out last night in Gougane Barra. A charming part of Cork known only for its beauty and serenity suddenly saw itself at major risk from a gorse fire late last night. Gorse (a thick bush like plant with yellow flowers) grows almost everywhere in those part. It is practically part of the scenery and stretches over miles in certain areas.
One of Europe’s premier international choral festivals returns for another year when the Cork International Choral Festival will bring Cork City to life the sound of music 27th – 30th April. With an estimated gathering of 5,000 singers from across the globe expected to descend on the city from the 63rd installment of the 5-day festival.
The Choral Festival is the oldest in Cork and one of most prestigious festivals of its kind in Europe. The festival’s popularity will see as many as 16 international groups from 13 different countries – Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and Wales – making the trip to Cork.
An unexpected homeware shopping trip
I’ve recently went to my local Meadows & Byrne store and was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t plan on getting anything in particular and just wanted to browse. I have to admit, they really do have everything there and the quality is excellent! They are an Irish owned business (and if I would have to guess) competing with the big international brands. After a very enjoyable shopping experience I had decided I share it.
St. Patrick’s Day can be a bit like Christmas day, there’s a lot of hype in the lead up, you’ve been given the whole day off but once the Christmas dinner (e.g. St. Patrick’s Day parade) is over, you don’t really know what to do with yourself. Popular opinion is that you should join the masses of people heading to the pub, but if you’d rather swim against the current and enjoy your day using a different method, there are some great alternative suggestions below.
Cork has much to offer and is internationally recognized for it. From its magnificent scenery, friendly and welcoming people to being leaders in education, technology, innovation and business development Cork has it all. A young and highly skilled workforce is attracted to this amazing Ireland location which in turn attracts business and investors.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
The countdown for our most favourite time of the year is officially on. And, there’s no place quite like home. Here’s six must-do Cork activities to add to your wish list. Continue reading
The Rebel County is set to see an influx of visitors over the next five years thanks to a new action plan hoping to re-invigorate it as a must-see holiday destination.
Developed by a collaboration of representatives from Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and chief executives from the city and county councils, the ambitious plan aims to attract over 500,000 extra people Cork per year. An estimated revenue boost of €214 million annually to the area will secure the region’s status as a major player in the country’s tourism sector.
Finally, North Atlantic air connectivity is now a reality for those wishing to travel from Cork Airport. The announcement now means that a host of destinations throughout the US and Canada are now accessible from Ireland’s second city.
The service will be operated by the Icelandic carrier WOW Air and will provided flight throughout the year between Cork and Reykjavik with onward connection to eight destinations across the US and Canada from May 2017.
With just a few days to go, the countdown is well and truly on to the 2016 Guinness Cork Jazz festival. Cork is set to come alive from the 28th until the 31st October with more than 40,000 musical fanatics set to sing the blues at this year’s much awaited jazz festival.