Category: News

Jameson Experience Midleton awarded 2019 Gold Excellence Award in Best Visit Category | Ring of Cork | Jameson Behind the Scenes

The Jameson Experience Midleton is celebrating after being awarded A Gold Excellence Award and winning the ‘Best Visit’ category at the CIE Tours International Annual Awards of Excellence which took place in Dublin’s City Hall on Monday evening, 28th January. Now… Read More

Ring of Cork member nominated for The World Restaurants 2019

Ring of Cork member “Ballymaloe House” has been nominated for The World Restaurants 2019 in the Trolley of the year category. Ballymaloe shared the news on their Instagram stories last night, and are competing in Paris on February 18th 2019 against… Read More

“Staying Ahead & Standing Out” Tourism Seminar

ROCTourism Seminar

€500,000 for Youghal Eco-Boardwalk Extension

The allocation of €500,000 for the extension of Youghal Eco-Boardwalk has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. Funding is being made available to Cork County Council under… Read More

VAT for tourism sector to rise to 13.5%

Original Story RTE The rate of VAT in the Tourism and Hospitality sector is to rise from 9% to 13.5%. In his budget address, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said a review of the 9% VAT rate had found that the… Read More

Ring of Cork Travel Series Launched

Ring of Cork have teamed up with On The QT to launch the first ever travel series for the Ring of Cork. There are 10 episodes coming up over the next 10 weeks. Tune in every Monday night at 7:30pm for… Read More

Spike Island: Unraveling the mysteries of ‘Ireland’s Alcatraz’

Spike Island

Original story by Katy Scott, CNN • Updated 20th September 2018 (CNN) — A star-shaped fortress atop a picturesque island off the southwest coast of Ireland once housed one of the world’s biggest prison populations. While today Spike Island welcomes boatloads of tourists — much… Read More

Old Youghal railway line to be re-purposed as greenway

THE disused railway line between Youghal and Midleton will be repurposed as a greenway. A cycle and pedestrian route linking the two towns will be developed which will also connect the villages of Mogeely and Killeagh. The route will be… Read More

Spooky Town at Fota Island Resort

Spooky town

Fota Island Resort are delighted to announce the fa-boo-lous Spooky Town, the brand new Halloween experience taking place from October 12th to November 4th. Spooky Town is a friendlylicous, kiddylaughy, scary kinda, funny place for smallies and other family monsters. … Read More

Halloween at Fota Island Resort – are the rumours true??

Halloween at Fota island resort

There have been reports of Fota Island Resort’s “Wendy the Witch” being filmed in numerous locations around Cork – but for what reason??  There are rumours that they are planning a new family-friendly Halloween event. It is expected that it… Read More