Ring of Cork works collectively to bring visitors to the East Cork, Cork Harbour & greater Cork destination.

Ring of Cork is made up of Cork’s best tourism activities, attractions, restaurants, bars, and accommodation providers.

Ring of Cork connects tourism businesses across the region and equips them with the tools and skills to boost business and in turn, support local jobs and the local economy. Formerly known as East Cork Tourism Ltd, trading as Ring of Cork since 2013.

Membership Benefits

Ring of Cork Provides you & your business with the tools to do better business & bring more visitors to the region

The three main supports that Ring of Cork offer members are in:

– Skills development/ Training opportunities

– Networking opportunities

– Online promotions

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Staying Ahead & Standing Out Tourism Seminar, December 2018

Ring of Cork Membership Benefits

Ring of Cork Provides you & your business with the tools to do better business & bring more visitors to the region

The three main supports that Ring of Cork offer members are in

  • Skills development/ Training opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Online promotions
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Skills Development / Training

Ring of Cork delivers a suite of leading edge training programmes to our members. The training is aimed at business owners/ managers and delivered in small numbers to maximise learning. The training is customised to members needs with a particular focus on online marketing. Cultural training programmes such as “Getting ready for the Chinese market” and “What does the German tourist really want” are also delivered. Visit www.ringofcork.ie/training for a full list and to book.

The training programmes that Ring of Cork deliver have been excellent. Excellent professional trainers are chosen to deliver on topics that are very relevant for all in the tourism business. I make sure to attend to avail of a good opportunity to learn from and network with other tourism professionals too“ Olive Manley Monkey Maze, Glanmire

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Ring of Cork are delighted to offer a variety of exciting Networking familiarisation trips to members. These are fantastic for networking as well as great opportunity for the host businesses to promote their attraction to their fellow members.  These are informal and fun days away from the office, where the focus is on networking. ROC provides the opportunity for Front of House staff/ owner managers to experience other attractions, gain knowledge, create linkages, promote other businesses and ultimately encouraging tourists to stay in the region for longer.  In 2019, visits to Passage West Maritime Museum, Zip It in Farran Woods, INch Hideaway and Leahys Open Farm’s Chocolate Factory are on offer to members. There is always an opportunity for you as a member to host a group. Contact info@ringofcork.ie to schedule.

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Ring of Cork Online Promotion

Ring of Cork are continuing to invest in growing our social marketing platforms which saw huge growth in Facebook (up 153%), Twitter (up 220%) and Instagram (up 150%) in the past year. We have also brought members a better, more modern and interactive website. This will inform visitors about festivals and events as well as the wide range of attractions, activities, accommodation and restaurant options.

This new website will drive more traffic to your business, encouraging new visitors to stay longer and past visitors to return.


Industry Supports



Brexit Supports

Brexit Supports

Brexit can be confusing for all involved, there are however some supports for businesses in South and East Cork available at Local Enterprise available at their website: https://www.localenterprise.ie/SouthCork/Training-Events/Brexit-Resources-Hub/

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Covid-19 Support



Outdoor Dining Scheme

Cork County Council is inviting applications from tourism and hospitality businesses across the cou…

Business Online Training

Spring 2021 Online Tourism Training Programme to be announced in the coming weeks.

Financial Supports

Food Safety Business Supports

Policies and Procedures from The Food Safety Company

Online Trading Vouchers

Anyone wishing to go on-line please note that there has been an update to the trading on line voucher. Now the business owner can apply for up to 90% of the costs of a website, up to a total of €2,500. This is an increase from 50%

Business Continuity Vouchers

Details below, need to apply online and deadline is 15th May.

Business Online Training

Online training workshops from SECAD.

Health & Safety Authority Return to Work checklists

These checklists and templates have been prepared to help employers, business owners and managers to get their business up and running again and to inform workers about what they need to do to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.

Upcoming Member Events

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Social Media

How many people do Ring of Cork reach each week?

Our Website is seen by 2.1 million web users each year. 

Our Facebook page reaches between 75,000 – 100,000 people each week.

Our Instagram reaches 20,000 people a week.

Our Twitter reaches 18,000 a week

What hashtags do Ring of Cork use?





How do Ring of Cork promote businesses though Ring of Cork social media?

Ring of Cork will run competitions, share pictures of member businesses tagged within our region and will work with member businesses to promote their events / news through our network.

What information does Ring of Cork obtain from social Media?

Ring of Cork will retain names of competition winners for the purpose of sending prizes to competition winners. Sometimes we may share these details with our members who have provided the prize. 

No general information is stored by Ring of Cork

I have a complaint about your social media, what can I do?

Send us an email to info@ringofcork.ie with the Subject “Social Meida Complaint” or use the contact form above to send us a message by selecting “Social Media” as the subject. 

Ring of Cork Information

When was Ring of Cork Founded?

Ring of Cork was founded in 2013 after changing the name from East Cork Tourism

About the Ring of Cork

Ring of Cork is funded by SECAD Partnership CLG and through membership subscriptions. 

Information on Ring of Cork about my business is incorrect, what can I do?

We obtain our information from member websites or direct from members. Sometimes this information can become outdated. Send us an email to info@ringofcork.ie or use the contact form above and we will correct it.

What regions does the Ring of Cork cover?

The Ring of Cork encompasses the areas surrounding:

  • Aghada
  • Ballincollig
  • Ballycotton
  • Ballygarvan
  • Ballymacoda
  • Ballymaloe
  • Carrigaline
  • Carrigtwohill
  • Castlemartyr
  • Cloyne
  • Cobh
  • Cork
  • Crosshaven
  • Douglas
  • Dungourney
  • East Ferry
  • Fota
  • Garryvoe
  • Glanmire
  • Glanmire & Little Island
  • Glounthaune
  • Gortaroo
  • Killeagh
  • Leamlara
  • Lisgould
  • Little Island
  • Midleton
  • Myrtleville
  • Nohaval
  • Passage West
  • Rostellan
  • Sallybrook
  • Shanagarry
  • Spike Island
  • Trabolgan
  • Tullagreine
  • Waterfall
  • Watergrasshill
  • Whitegate
  • Youghal

And all surrounding areas of these places. 

Why should I list my business on Ring of Cork?

There’s lots of reasons. Here are just a few…

  • Reach tens of thousands — Thousands of travellers use Ring of Cork each month to make travel purchase decisions.
  • Promote your business — Our website can help you reach a huge audience of visitors at the very moment they are researching their trips.
  • Build your business — We provide a variety of free tools and resources that you can use to capture the attention of travellers.
  • Training – Ring of Cork members enjoy discounted or free regular training sessions. Visit our training pages to view upcoming taining

Ready to get listed? Great – we’re excited to have you! 

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