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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fota Wildlife Park first to get autism-friendly accreditation

Fota Wildlife Park first to get autism-friendly accreditation

Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork has become the first major visitor attraction in the country to receive an autism-friendly accreditation from AsIAm, Ireland’s national autism charity. The award comes following a period of training to assist autistic people and their...

Launch of New Exhibition in East Cork

Launch of New Exhibition in East Cork

Leamlara Art Trail is a contemporary art exhibition set in rural East Cork, showing a mix of local and international artists whose works will reflect specifically on the rural setting and community in which they are presented. Its aim is to take contemporary visual...

New Ring of Cork Heritage Trail Map

New Ring of Cork Heritage Trail Map

Ring Of Cork have published the new and improved Ring Of Cork Heritage Trail Map. The map is a free, A3, double sided Heritage Trail with pictures, information and lots of historical tales. Its' a must have for anybody planning to visit the Ring Of Cork. Whether...

Another Step Closer to the Youghal Midleton Greenway

Another Step Closer to the Youghal Midleton Greenway

Funding of €8 million has been approved and allocated to the development of a linear, high quality Greenway on the route of the disused railway line between Midleton and Youghal. The project involves the development of the abandoned railway line as a cycle and...

Cobh named one of Europe’s Top 25 Towns

Cobh named one of Europe’s Top 25 Towns

Cobh has been named one of the Top 25 Most Beautiful Towns in Europe Condé Nast, one of the world’s most famous and prestigious travel magazines, has named Cobh as one of the Top 25 Most Beautiful Towns in Europe. Cobh earns its place as the only Irish town on the...

Youghal gets ready to welcome their first Ironman triathlon

Youghal gets ready to welcome their first Ironman triathlon

The international sporting cavalcade is the biggest thing to hit the East Cork town since ‘Moby Dick’, writes Christy Parker The East Cork town of Youghal is fast becoming a place transformed as it prepares to welcome Ironman Cork. Hundreds of volunteers have offered...

Blue Flag Status returns to Redbarn Beach

Blue Flag Status returns to Redbarn Beach

Redbarn Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag again this year, this is a fantastic start to the 2019 tourism season. Redbarn Beach is unique in East Cork as the only beach with this accolade. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most familiar eco-labels. At beaches, the...

The Old Thatch, Killeagh Open their new Deli

The Old Thatch, Killeagh Open their new Deli

The Old Thatch Killeagh who have been proudly serving the village of Killeagh since 1650 have just unveiled their brand new Deli as an addition to the existing bar and restaurant! Providing everything from ice cream and hot & cold food, to sandwiches and rolls....

Oriel House Hotel Awarded Irish Hotel of The Year 2019

Oriel House Hotel Awarded Irish Hotel of The Year 2019

The Oriel House Hotel has been awarded Irish Hotel of the Year 2019 and both Munster and Regional 4 Star Hotel of The Year at the The Irish Hotel Awards 2019. Congratulations to the whole team at the Oriel House for this brilliant achievement recognizing the hotel's...

Leahys Open Farm Sustainable Living Award

Leahys Open Farm Sustainable Living Award

A huge congratulations is in order to Donal & Teresa Leahy of Leahy’s Open Farm, who were awarded the Talamh Sustainable Living Award at this years’ RDS Spring Awards ceremony in Dublin last Wednesday.

Dorothy’s Easter Trail at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens

Dorothy’s Easter Trail at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens

Join us for a breath of fresh air this Easter at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, one of Cork’s most idyllic locations, on Friday 19th and Sat 20th April. The magnificent Arboretum will be the setting for Dorothy’s Trail, which will bring the history and beauty of...

2019 Saint Patrick’s Day Ring of Cork Parades

2019 Saint Patrick’s Day Ring of Cork Parades

Here are some of the photos from the various Saint Patrick's Day parades in the Ring of Cork today. Share your Patrick's Day Parade photos with #ringofcork on Instagram or Facebook Ballincollig The town of Ballincollig celebrated their 10 year parade today....

Easter fun for all the family at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

Easter fun for all the family at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork is a warm and inviting family destination on the doorstep of Cork city, with two contemporary wings and modern facilities, this stylish hotel offers the ultimate escape from the daily chores this Easter, giving families the perfect...

New Cork air spectacular expected to attract 100,000 spectators

New Cork air spectacular expected to attract 100,000 spectators

Plans for a massive air show over Cork Harbour, featuring jet displays and wing walkers, have been unveiled. Organisers of next summer's inaugural Cobh Air Spectacular believe the high-flying entertainment over one of the world's great harbours could attract up to...

Haulbowline Island Park set to open in May 2019

Haulbowline Island Park set to open in May 2019

Haulbowline Island Park which is set to open in May as the newest park within the Ring of Cork. The site has had a remarkable transformation within Cork Harbour over the last year with the ongoing project that was signed off 8 years ago to . The 22 acre site was once...

Ballymaloe Awarded World’s Best Trolley of the Year 2019

Ballymaloe Awarded World’s Best Trolley of the Year 2019

In Paris, on Monday 18th February, Ballymaloe House won global recognition as winners of the inaugural food Oscars ‘Trolley of the Year 2019’ award at the World Restaurant Awards. Ballymaloe House and Café Paradiso (in collaboration with Lucy from Gort-na-Nain...

Ring of Cork launches “Come Explore” campaign on Social Media

Ring of Cork launches “Come Explore” campaign on Social Media

Ring of Cork are pleased to announce this Monday our "Come Explore" campaign over the next year on our social media platforms. Come Explore will run from December 2018, until the end of 2019 showcasing the natural beauty, heritage and scenery around located within the...

€500,000 for Youghal Eco-Boardwalk Extension

€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 the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 operated by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Ring of Cork Travel Series Launched

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 our weekly travel show! Have a look at what you can expect over the...

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

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

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...

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 23km in length and a planning...

Spooky Town at Fota Island Resort

Spooky Town at Fota Island Resort

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. ...

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

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

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 will be much like their...

Coming soon…

Ring of Cork Travel Series Ring of Cork are proud to announce the soon arrival of their very own Travel Series. Several Ring of Cork members will be featuring in the videos as the series will showcase the destinations of Cobh, Youghal, Ballincollig, Midleton,...

FEAST 2018 – East Cork Food & Drink Festival

FEAST 2018 – East Cork Food & Drink Festival

FEAST 2018 - East Cork Food & Drink Festival Since last year, Feast Cork has stepped up onto the solid foundations created by the Midleton Food Festival over the past fifteen years, and started to build a festival that stretches beyond Midleton to the Victorian...

Youghal Medieval Festival 2018

Youghal Medieval Festival 2018

Youghal Medieval Festival 2018 On the 19th August this year Youghal will once again celebrate its renowned beauty, heritage, history and welcoming camaraderie with its celebrated and award winning Youghal Medieval Festival. Celebrating National Heritage Week, Youghal...

Mackey Coaches add THREE new minibuses to their fleet!

Mackey Coaches add THREE new minibuses to their fleet!

Mackey Coaches add THREE new minibuses to their fleet! Mackey Coaches are delighted to announce their purchase of three stunning new LDV minibuses. With two 15-seaters finished in pure white and a striking lava grey 17 seater, they bring added comfort and prestige to...

Chase the Sunset with Ocean Escapes

Chase the Sunset with Ocean Escapes

Hop Onboard for an Unmissable Cork Harbour Sunset Cruise A cool ocean breeze on your face, a salty spray on your skin, watching the sparkling water and basking in the beauty of a glorious pink and orange sky as the sun begins to set on the horizon. Doesn’t this sound...

Free Events and Entertainment for Australia Day in Cobh

Free Events and Entertainment for Australia Day in Cobh

'Australia Day' in Cobh - 27th July 1500 Australians will arrive in Cobh early on Friday morning, 27 July, aboard the cruise ship Sea Princess to a true Irish ' Australia Day ' welcome. The stop is part of a 107 day around the world cruise from Sydney to Sydney. Cobh...

Midleton wall to honour WWI dead

The memory of 200 East Cork men killed in the First World War will be kept alive by a memorial wall in Midleton. It is the culmination of three years’ work by a small group of locals who sought to identify as many as possible of the area’s war dead. The names have...

Cruise Ships to visit the Ring of Cork in 2018

Cruise Ships to visit the Ring of Cork in 2018

Here are all of the latest cruise ships to land within the Ring of Cork in 2018. Please note that this is subject to change. May 2018 Vessel Pax Arrives Berth Departs ROYAL PRINCESS 3604 May 15th at 08:30 Cobh Cruise Terminal May 15th at 20:00 AIDAVITA 1582 May 16th...

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