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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...

Cobh Museum 2018 Exhibitions

Cobh Museum 2018 Exhibitions

Cobh Museum are delighted to announce their 2018 Exhibitions which this year feature Anchors Aweigh, the story of the American Navy in Queenstown (Cobh) total of 92 American ships were stationed in Cork Harbour during the last two years of the World War One. Also...

New Café and Spring Events as Fota House

New Café and Spring Events as Fota House

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens will open again for the season on Saturday March 24th with a weekend of activity for everyone. “Come and spend some time with us at our beautiful Regency house, take in the gardens in the spring sunshine and enjoy our special garden...

Ring of Cork “Getting On Board” Tourism Seminar

Ring of Cork “Getting On Board” Tourism Seminar

Kevin Cullinane - Head of Communications with Cork Airport was the Guest Speaker at the “Getting on Board” Tourism Seminar at the Radisson Blu, Little Island on the 13th of December 2017. The Seminar was organised by Ring of Cork and it coincided with their AGM. Over...

2017 Ring of Cork AGM / Tourism Seminar

2017 Ring of Cork AGM / Tourism Seminar

The 2017 Ring of Cork AGM and Tourism Seminar take place place on December 13th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island at 12PM. This year our keynote speaker at our "Getting On Board" Tourism Seminar is Kevin Cullihane Head of Communications at Cork Airport. Kevin...

New Music Festival Set to Take Place in Ring of Cork, April 2018

New Music Festival Set to Take Place in Ring of Cork, April 2018

The Good Room presents, a brand new music festival:   It Takes A Village   Featuring: Young Fathers - Andrew Weatherall - Talos - Fujiya & Miyagi – Brian Deady - The Altered Hours - Le Boom - Oh Pep! - Donal Dineen - John Daly - Bitch Falcon - Nialler9 - Anna...

Cork comes out on top in YourDaysOut Awards

Well done too, to Quality Hotel and Fota Wildlife on their recent Golds, awarded by YourDaysOut. Well done also to Perks Entertainment Centre and Cork Harbour Boat Hire too on their well deserved Silver. We always knew that Cork is one of Ireland's top destinations...

Robin Hill House – Best of Both Pamper Package

Robin Hill House – Best of Both Pamper Package

“Best of Both Pamper Package" Warming foot spa Full body aromatherapy massage Extended foot massage Rejuvenating organic facial Head massage Light refreshments and sorbet €89 Upgrade Overnight stay with continental breakfast  25% discount vouchers for 3 different...

2017 World Travel Awards – Spike Island Nominated

2017 World Travel Awards – Spike Island Nominated

Spike Island is nominated for Europe's leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards 2017.  The awards are the 'Oscars' of the travel industry and the highest accolade for any tourist site.  Up against the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower and the Mary Rose museum...

Discover the lighthouse that never was

Discover the lighthouse that never was

Compared with the west coast, the south coast has a mere smattering of islands. From Hook Head in Co Wexford to Cape Clear in Co Cork, there are a few clusters of islands at Glandore, Cork Harbour, and Kilmore Quay, writes Dan MacCarthy.  Ballycotton Island in east...

Fota Island Adventure at Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Adventure at Fota Island Resort

Another string to the bow at Fota Island Resort – Fota Island Adventure adds an extra layer of excitement to any visit Hidden in the woods along the shoreline of Fota Island, part of the natural surroundings of Fota Island Resort, Fota Island Adventure is the perfect...

Ring of Cork Heritage Trail

Discover the rich heritage and historic stories in East Cork, Cork Harbour and the greater Cork region with the new Ring of Cork Heritage Trail. In all 36 places to visit ………. round towers and castles, historic cathedrals, military barracks & forts, heritage...

New Ring of Cork Guide out now

New Ring of Cork Guide out now

New Ring of Cork Guide out Now. Pick up your copy at your local local tourist office or download from www.ringofcork.ie This guide is bursting with information on activities, accommodation, places to see and eat with free map inside too.

Redbarn Beach, Youghal, Flies the Blue Flag for East Cork

Redbarn Beach, Youghal, Flies the Blue Flag for East Cork

Redbarn Beach in Youghal, East Cork today (22nd May 2017) was officially designated with ‘blue flag’ status for 2017.  Redbarn was the only beach throughout the East Cork Coastline to receive the accolade.  The Blue Flag, operated in Ireland by An Taisce, is one of...

2017 Litfest Children’s Art competition winners

2017 Litfest Children’s Art competition winners

As this year’s Litfest – A Food & Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe drew to a close, Rory O’Connell was joined by Slow Food Ireland to congratulate the winners of the Litfest 2017 Slow Food Children’s Art Competition. Each year of the festival there has been...

Spike Island Nominated for ‘EUROPES LEADING TOURIST ATTRACTION’

Spike Island Nominated for ‘EUROPES LEADING TOURIST ATTRACTION’

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...

Green Light for Youghal Pontoon As Funding Approved

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 and will allow for the...

Cobh ready for Chinese tourists

Cobh ready for Chinese tourists

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 next level in...

Ring of Cork 2016 AGM

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: Fota Island Resort, Jameson...

Ring of Cork Shop Local Campaign

Ring of Cork Shop Local Campaign

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 supporting your community. Here are some of the local campaigns...

Youghal Clock Gate Tower Reopens

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 East Cork heritage town. The Clock Gate...

Our Favourite Ring of Cork October Moments in Photos

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 ? (@wise_traveler) on Oct 12, 2016 at 10:37am PDT 9....

Success for Ring of Cork Tidy Towns 2016

Success for Ring of Cork Tidy Towns 2016

Success for Ballincollig, Cobh, Youghal, Carrigaline and Midleton in the recent National Tidy Town Awards. A huge congratulations to Ballincollig & Cobh who won Gold  Medals, to Youghal & Carrigaline who won Silver Medals and to Midleton for winning bronze and...

10 things you can only see in the Ring Of Cork

Using the hashtag "#ringofcork" we've selected our favourite Ring Of Cork pictures to highlight our region. 10. Stars in the Night Sky Night time shot at my favourite lodge houses at Belgrove, Cobh, Co.Cork #cobh #cork #ireland #ig_cork #ringofcork #irishpassion...

Welcome home to the Ring Of Cork Paralympic Winners!

Welcome home to the Ring Of Cork Paralympic Winners!

Welcome home to Orla Barry from Ladysbridge and Niamh McCarthy from Carrigaline who both represented their country and county at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio Janeiro. Both who live within the Ring Of Cork region won silver at the discus event in their respective...

Winners Announced at SECAD & Ring of Cork Food Theatre

Winners Announced at SECAD & Ring of Cork Food Theatre

The following  prize winners were picked  at the SECAD & Ring of Cork Food Theatre on Saturday September 10th. Congratulations to all and enjoy the wonderful Ring of Cork Prizes: Billy Motherway, Terence J Hoare, Sarah Lochaden, Pauline Cotter, Saoirse Browne,...

Ring Of Cork to attend the Midleton Food Festival

Ring Of Cork to attend the Midleton Food Festival

Ring of Cork are delighted to be part of the exciting Midleton Food & Drink Festival programme, which has a week long programme of events from September 4th to September 11th. We would like to invite you to the SECAD & Ring of Cork Food Theatre on Saturday...

National Heritage Week- 20th to 28th August

National Heritage Week- 20th to 28th August

National Heritage Week takes place from the 20th to the 28th of August. There's lots to see and visit all around Cork and the majority of events are free. Visit www.heritageweek.ie for more details or check our events section       

Irish Red Head Convention- Speed Dating for Gingers

Irish Red Head Convention- Speed Dating for Gingers

The 7th Irish Redhead Convention takes place in the beautiful seaside village of Crosshaven in Co. Cork this weekend, 19th- 21st of August and includes Speed Dating for Gingers. They call it a "Conservation Project" ! I love it ! If you are not interested in the...

Youghal Medieval Festival

Youghal Medieval Festival

Youghal Medieval family fun Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it takes place this Sunday, 21st August in the stunning and historic gardens of St. Mary's Collegiate Church. The Festival is one of the key events funded by The Heritage Council of Ireland...

Summer Festivals 2016

Summer Festivals 2016

Cork Midsummer Festival 2016 June 17 - 26 Cork's largest arts festival takes place in venues and unusual locations across Cork City and county on June 17-19, 21, 24-26. With large scale site specific theatre and opera events; the return of family favourite, Picnic in...

Dip your toes in with Cork Harbour Festival!

Dip your toes in with Cork Harbour Festival!

Cork Harbour Festival, taking place June 4-12, features a great programme of Watersport tasters and river tours guaranteed to get your summer off to an adventurous start! Take your pick of sailing, kayaking – by day or night, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding....

Annual Midleton Five Mile Race 2016

Annual Midleton Five Mile Race 2016

This annual Midleton 5 mile road race is coming up this year on Thursday the 5th of May 2016 at 8pm. This is organised by Midleton AC who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.   For further details, please visit Running in Cork  

2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Information

2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Information

Celebrating St Patrick's Day parade's in the Ring Of Cork region Ballincollig  Patrick's Day Parade starts at  3 PM Carrigtwohill Patrick's Day Parade starts at 1:15PM Main Road Cobh Patrick's Day Parade starts at 3:30 PM - Low Road by Cobh Heritage Centre Carrigaline...

Ring of Cork at Holiday World 2016

Ring of Cork at Holiday World 2016

It was a fantastic weekend at the RDS in Dublin for Holiday World! We were hard at work promoting the Ring of Cork, but we certainly can't deny having loads of fun as well! The Ring of Cork Holiday World Competition is drawing to a close, and lucky Winners are to be...

Cobh Traditional Sail Regatta 2016 and Cruise Liners Schedule 2016

Cobh Traditional Sail Regatta 2016 and Cruise Liners Schedule 2016

The Cobh Traditional Sail Maritime Lecture Series 2016. 11th Feb: Escaping to Europe by Sea Humanitarian Operations in the Mediterranean 2015 by the Irish Naval Service. Presented by Commander Ken Minihane and Lt Joe Daly.   18th Feb: Parking a City Berthing à...

Cobh, Tourism Town!

Cobh, Tourism Town!

"Cobh has been recognised as a major tourist attraction at an award ceremony in Dublin honouring the leading lights of the country’s tourist industry. The harbour town was unveiled as the fourth largest tourist destination last Wednesday by Minister for Tourism...

Win 3 Wonderful Prizes: Wish, Fota Island & ECO Adventures!

Win 3 Wonderful Prizes: Wish, Fota Island & ECO Adventures!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED 30/11/15 See our latest post on Facebook for more details! When You enter our new competition on Facebook!    Here at the Ring of Cork,  the Magic of Christmas and the Spirit of Adventure go hand in hand! To Enter the Competition, please...

Action Packed Month for Tourism

  As well as announcing the shortlist for Ireland's Top 10 Tourism Towns, we launched an exciting new phase of the Wild Atlantic Way. The release of the latest CSO figures point to a very strong summer and confirm that 2015 is shaping up to be a record year for...

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