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Ballymaloe House announce their 2020 Opening Hours

Ballymaloe House announce their 2020 Opening Hours

Ballymaloe House have announced their 2020 opening hours which are as follows: 2020 OPENING TIMES: Updated: 16th Jul Ballymaloe House (restaurant only) is currently open from Thursday to Sunday as follows: Thursday: A new à la carte dinner menu only from 6.30pm to...

14 fantastic places to eat during your Ring of Cork 2020 staycation

14 fantastic places to eat during your Ring of Cork 2020 staycation

In our previous staycation blog posts we looked at where to stay and activities to do while you're there but now, more importantly, it's time to look at where to eat! The Ring of Cork has many fabulous restaurants and eateries that just can't wait to welcome guests...

27 Amazing Activities for your Staycation 2020 in the Ring of Cork

27 Amazing Activities for your Staycation 2020 in the Ring of Cork

In our last staycation post we looked at where to staycation in the Ring of Cork. There are plenty of activities and things to do along the Ring of Cork that you can still socially distance while enjoying the family. Outdoors Outdoor activities are going to be the...

Coronavirus COVID-19 Business Supports

Coronavirus COVID-19 Business Supports

A comprehensive resource for businesses trying to manage their way through this current situation. This Guide contains detailed information on a huge range of supports from this Department and other Government Departments and Agencies and advice on other practical...

Support Local along the Ring of Cork

Support Local along the Ring of Cork

It is a hard time we are all going through at the moment but if we can, we should try and support local businesses in our community during these tough times

Accessing Government Funding and Supports during Covid-19

Accessing Government Funding and Supports during Covid-19

As this is a stressful time for businesses it's important to know what support and funding are available for businesses within the Ring of Cork and elsewhere in Ireland during the Covid-19 outbreak. Failte Ireland has prepared some guidelines. Last updated March 25th...

Mother’s Day Celebrations

Mother’s Day Celebrations

Mother’s Day is coming up and we will all be celebrating a little differently this year. One thing is certain though, we need to celebrate all the wonderful mothers in Ireland. In this blog post, we are going to give you a taste of some experiences, activities and...

Midleton cancels 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Midleton cancels 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Midleton Patrick's Day Parade organisers have made the decision to cancel this years parade. In a statement they said: As concerns grow amid the Covid-19 virus spread we find ourselves in the position of having to make a hugely tough decision to POSTPONE our...

Castlemartyr Resort named Munster Hotel Venue of the Year

Castlemartyr Resort named Munster Hotel Venue of the Year

The luxurious 5-Star Castlemartyr Spa & Golf Resort has been named weddingsonline’s Munster Hotel Venue of the Year. The East Cork Resort won the prestigious wedding industry award at a black-tie gala ceremony in the Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim, Co Meath on 17...

2020 Cork Harbour Cruise Ship Schedule

2020 Cork Harbour Cruise Ship Schedule

The Port of Cork have released the 2020 Cork Harbour Cruise Ship schedule. March 2020 Vessel Pax Arrives Berth Departs SAGA SAPPHIRE 752 Mar 13th at 07:00 Cobh Cruise Terminal Mar 13th at 17:00 MARCO POLO 922 Mar 23rd at 07:00 Cobh Cruise Terminal Mar 23rd at 15:30...

20 Ring of Cork Experiences that are Completely Free

20 Ring of Cork Experiences that are Completely Free

The Ring of Cork is full of experiences that won’t cost you a penny and will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy the breath-taking views, unforgettable beaches, dive into the history, take picturesque walks and go on fun family adventures. In this blog...

Two Baby Columbian Black Spider Monkeys born at Fota Wildlife Park

Two Baby Columbian Black Spider Monkeys born at Fota Wildlife Park

New four-part series called Fota: Into the Wild starts on Virgin Media One Television this Sunday 2nd February at 8pm  Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the recent births of two baby Columbian black spider monkeys (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris) to mothers Batty and...

The Midleton Woman who became a Queen in America

The Midleton Woman who became a Queen in America

The story of a Midleton born woman in the Ring of Cork 175 years ago in the summer of 1845, who from humble beginnings, would become an American wild west hero, an inspiration, a symbol to business women in America, the "Angel of the Cassiar" and the "Angel of...

An Early Bird Menu To Whet The Appetite at Pier 26

An Early Bird Menu To Whet The Appetite at Pier 26

Mouth-watering food at an affordable price at this seaside restaurant Pier 26. Pier 26, the restaurant / bar situated at beautiful Ballycotton Pier, has a reputation for fabulous seafood. Head Chef Dan Guerin was one of 6 shortlisted finalists for the 2017 Euro-Toques...

Festive Experiences along the Ring of Cork

Festive Experiences along the Ring of Cork

We are well and truly into the festive season and the jolly spirit can be seen all around the Ring of Cork. It’s time to start planning a few things you can do with family and friends on the run up to Christmas and also during the Christmas season. Have a very Happy...

Risk Management – How to protect your business

Risk Management – How to protect your business

Customer Risk guide is a risk management guide and an example of how Campion Insurance can present an employee benefits package. Campion Insurance are also delighted to offer complimentary financial reviews to the business “start up’s” that you work with.

Santa Experiences Along The Ring of Cork

Santa Experiences Along The Ring of Cork

The festive season is upon us and it’s time to start planning some Christmas events as a family. In this blog post, we are excited to share with you magical Santa experiences along the Ring of Cork for you to enjoy together. Watch the wonder in your little one’s eyes...

Compostable Take-away Boxes to Cut Food Waste For Irish Businesses

Compostable Take-away Boxes to Cut Food Waste For Irish Businesses

Businesses across Munster commit to reduce food waste 100 compostable boxes to be provided free of charge to participating food businesses Irish food businesses waste 150,000 tonnes of food every year. A new initiative is encouraging businesses in Munster to reduce...

Unnerving & Abiding Maritime Mystery – The Youghal Connection

Unnerving & Abiding Maritime Mystery – The Youghal Connection

As we approach our Spooky Wookey season when it’s all “Ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggie beasties”, I feel it timely to remind you of the Youghal link to a particularly Spooky Wookey occurrence at sea, back in the late 1800s. I write, of course, of the great...

Our Top Halloween Experiences

Our Top Halloween Experiences

Mid Term break is just around the corner and the Ring of Cork is full of exciting things to do this Spooktacular Halloween break. Whether you’re looking for some scary activities to try with friends or searching for some fun Halloween fun with the kids, there is...

Spectacular Autumn Walks Along The Ring of Cork

Spectacular Autumn Walks Along The Ring of Cork

Exploring the Ring of Cork’s beauty throughout the Autumn season is one of the most magical experiences. The best way to explore is to get out in nature, breathe in the fresh air and listen to the crunch of the leaves under your feet. You are guaranteed to get...

Cronin’s Pub wins “Best Regional Pub” for outstanding food

Cronin’s Pub wins “Best Regional Pub” for outstanding food

Congratulation to Cronin's Pub & Mad Fish Restaurant who won Best Regional Pub in the Food Category for the The Irish Pub Awards on September 9th 2019. They will join other regional winners, Wrights Anglers Rest, Russells Select Bar, The Hanged Mans, The Strand...

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