Cork City Break

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It’s no wonder they call West Cork “A Place Apart”. Nature sets the pace in this beautiful south west corner of Ireland – stretching from smart south-coast Kinsale to three rugged westerly peninsulas reaching into the wild Atlantic: Mizen Head, Sheep’s Head and Beara.
West Cork is the place many Irish people head for – leaving hurried city lives behind to play along the long zig-zagging coastline, and walk or ride through peaceful inland woods and valleys.
Hundreds of inlets, tiny coves, safe harbours and beaches are just right for long active days in the salty air – learning to sail, surfing, diving, whale watching, island-hopping, bird spotting, kayaking on a salt-water lake in the moonlight, messing about in boats. Or simply eating a fresh crab sandwich on a quayside.
Thanks to its gentle and generous nature, this corner has a wonderful food culture. West Cork’s farmers, award-winning artisan producers and chefs are leading Ireland’s culinary revolution. From traditional pubs to world-class restaurants, at local farmers’ markets, and long-established food festivals, you can enjoy great food right across West Cork.

This Cork City break itinerary can be tailored to suit your specific needs. We can offer activities such as golfing, water sports, shopping, sight seeing and horse riding to name a few.

Please advise us of any requests you may have and we will endeavour to fulfil your wishes.

Day 1: Cork , English Markets,Blarney Castle,
Cork city: and its surrounds hosts a number of sites of historical interest. Within walk of the city centre, there is the Cork City Gaol, St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and University College Cork, but to name a few. Cork is a haven for the shopper, with all the main UK retailers, department stores and famous food markets on offer in the city centre. The English Market (off Princes Street and the Grand Parade) provides a colourful taste of Irish cuisine.

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Day 2: Travel to Clonakilty 
Clonakilty: is an ideal holiday destination and base from which to tour West Cork, a region blessed with some of Irelands most spectacular scenery.

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Day 3: Day Trip from Cork to Killarney 
See top attractions like Gap of Dunloe, Ross Castle and Muckross House. Torc Waterfall and spectacular views of the famed lakes of Killarney. Killarney is a popular tourist destination and offers some of the best fishing in the country. There are three main fresh water lakes: Lough Léin, Muckross Lake and the Upper Lake as well as numerous smaller lakes and rivers, making it an ideal base to fish. No permits are required for the Killarney Lakes. As Ireland’s premier visitor destination Killarney has the longest season in Ireland – providing visitors with pleasure for 12 months of the year. Known locally as ‘The Kingdom’, Kerry is, in every conceivable way, the “Jewel in the Crown” of Ireland’s scenic and golfing locations. Its rugged Atlantic coastline with miles of golden un-crowded beaches, warmed by the currents of the Gulf Stream, contrasts in a unique way with the majestic mountains, woodlands and mystical lakes of its interior. Its remoteness from the major centres of population has enabled it to preserve a unique way of life that refreshes the mind and relaxes the body. For those following outdoor pursuits – Jogging to Surfing – Killarney & Kerry

Overnight in Cork