Cork’s Spike Island has been nominated for Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2017.  The awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry and there is no higher accolade for a tourism site.  The Island joins Buckingham Palace, The Eiffel Tower,… Read More

The Spa at Castlemartyr introduces divine new spa range, Germaine de Capuccini


The Spa at Castlemartyr features a variety of exquisite products, the latest addition to which is deluxe professional skincare and therapies from Germaine de Capuccini. An exciting addition to the Spa at Castlemartyr, with a special launch evening taking place… Read More

Green Light for Youghal Pontoon As Funding Approved


Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton has welcomed the funding announcement of €112,500 for the development of a pontoon and gangway in Youghal. “The announcement is great news for Youghal… Read More

Cobh ready for Chinese tourists

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Cobh Tourism is the first destination in the Republic of Ireland to be awarded with a Chinese Tourist Welcome Certification, recognised by tour operators in China. Cobh already attracts Chinese visitors but they wanted to bring their offering to the… Read More

Former ROC Board Member nominated for LAMA Community and Council Awards for 2017


Cobh man and former Ring Of Cork board member Hendrick Verway has been short-listed for his outstanding contribution to his community, at a national awards ceremony. CHRIS DUNNE talks to the father of two about his passion for his hometown WHEN… Read More

Ring Of Cork local Sinead Kane becomes first visually-impaired athlete ever to complete World Marathon Challenge


Sinead Kane made history on Sunday as she became the first visually-impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge – seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Kane and guide runner John O’Regan began their journey in Antarctica on 23 January and completed their final… Read More

Ring Of Cork 2016 AGM


Yesterday, Ring Of Cork hosted it’s annual AGM for it’s members, launching the Shop Local campaign on our website and Social Media as well. It was a great networking and learning event and was attended by key tourism businesses from:… Read More

Ring Of Cork Shop Local Campaign


John Crotty, General Manager, Spike Island and Aileen Murray, Project Manager, Youghal Clock Gate Tower promoting the Ring of Cork message to shop local this Christmas. 

The Ring of Cork is a network of businesses working collectively to bring visitors  to the East Cork, Cork Harbour and Ballincollig areas and helping growth through training, networking and marketing. 

Photo Joleen Cronin

This year we are promoting local shopping within the Ring Of Cork Region! It is your chance to win big this year! With over €3,000 to be won just by shopping local, you can’t miss out on great prizes by… Read More

Youghal Clock Gate Tower Reopens


It was once a place to be avoided serving as a gallows and jail but on Friday Youghal’s historical Clock Gate Tower opened its doors to welcome visitors. It is hoped the €750,000 refurbishment will boost tourist numbers in the… Read More

Our Favourite Ring Of Cork October Moments in Photos


With Autumn well and truly set it, we took a look at some of the best photos taken within the Ring Of Cork region. Share yours with #ringofcork 10. A traveler visiting Cobh A photo posted by Travel Inspiration 🌎… Read More