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Ireland's second city is first in every important respect – at least according to the locals, who cheerfully refer to it as the 'real capital of Ireland'. It's a liberal, youthful and cos...
The Cork coast begins the slow build-up of beauty that culminates in counties further west and north, but what you find here in Cork is already lovely. It's perfect for aimless wandering as roads cr...
Northern Cork lacks the dramatic scenery and romantic appeal of the county's coastal regions, but the area's towns and villages have a refreshing rural integrity.
Run by a mother and daughter team, Cork is a casual fine dining restaurant turning heads in Wellington County for its excellent service, delicious food and sunny patio. From the grilled beet and goat cheese salad to the saffron l...
Everything good about Ireland can be found in County Cork. Surrounding the country's second city – a thriving metropolis made glorious by location and its almost Rabelaisian devotion to the finer things of life – is a lush landscape dotted with vi...
...t every turn of the road.You can easily drive the 137km Ring of Beara in one day, but you would miss the spectacular Healy Pass Road (R574), which cuts across the peninsula from Adrigole in Cork to Lauragh in County Kerry. In fact, if pressed for time, skip the rest and do the pass.
The south side, along Bantry Bay, is a string of working fishing villages. The north side, in contra...
The best hotels and hostels in Cork City.
The best sights, tours and activities in Cork City.
From Skibbereen the N71 rolls west through Ballydehob, the gateway to the Mizen (rhymes with prison). From here, the R592 leads southwest to the pretty village of Schull and onward throug...
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