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Welcoming Estates Website

Visit the Welcoming Estates Website. Enjoy the beautiful countryside, nature and facilities of several European estates. The estates are owned or managed by members of the Friends of the Countryside and/or the European Historic Houses Association.



The Clayton Hotel

Clayton Hotel Cork City is located on Lapps Quay, right in the heart of Cork. With family rooms, delicious kids menus and a swimming pool for our little guests, Clayton Cork City is the ideal place to relax with your family while you explore Cork. The hotel’s Family-friendly team are always on hand to give you recommendations or assist you with any extra requirements you may have.




Expressway Route X8 leaves Dublin Airport and travels to Cork via Dublin City six times daily. For timetables and route information, visit




We don’t buy the one-size-fits-all approach to holidays. For us it’s about your individual preferences, your personal holiday tastes – and how we can help your search. Whether you’re looking for all-inclusive holidays, self-catering stays or package deals, with loveholidays.ie you can find the holiday you want, at the hotel you want, at the time you want. And all at a price you’ll love.



The Irish Road Trip

The Irish Road Trip exists to provide people with all the means needed to design an Irish adventure that’ll give birth to a million happy memories. Visit for detailed itineraries and plenty of Irish travel inspiration. 



Kayak Travel Guide

Blarney Castle & Gardens featured in KAYAK's Cork Travel Guide. For more details you may click here



Cork Convention Bureau

Cork Convention Bureau will help you find the ideal conference venue in Cork for your next conference, meeting or event. Established in 2007, to promote business tourism in the Cork region, is an initiative that brings together Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Irish Hotel Federation - Cork, Fáilte Ireland South West, Cork Airport Authority and Cork Chamber



Insight Guides

About: Since 1970,  Insightguides has been helping travellers tosavour unique, authentic experiences. Insight Guides’ English-speaking local travel experts are hand-picked, based on their destination knowledge, travel industry experience and impeccable customer service standards.



Discovering Ireland Vacations

Ireland travel experts, Discovering Ireland Vacations specialize in customizing vacations to Ireland including chauffeur tours, honeymoons, golf vacations in Ireland, escorted coach tours and much more. An experienced travel guide is assigned to help you research, plan and book your vacation in Ireland. 



My Ireland Tour

My Ireland Tour run small group luxury tours of Ireland. Their vacations in Ireland are specifically designed to showcase the very best attractions that Ireland has to offer. Explore wonders such as the unique Blarney Castle on their small group tours of Ireland. Operating for over 29 years now this family run company run some of the most popular Ireland tours around. Be sure to have a good look around their website: 




InspireMe.ie is Ireland's most comprehensive event guide, with information on things to do, festivals and community based events all around the country. From agricultural shows to operas, family fun days to triathlons you'll find all the details of what's on in Ireland during your visit.



Vacation Disaster Preparation Safety Guide

A travel safety checklist to help you prepare for emergencies and links to other useful resources and information online about overseas travel safety and disaster preparedness.Practical and useful travel safety information such as emergency hotline numbers across the world, what to do in case disaster strikes, advice if you are injured or hospitalised abroad, when to contact your embassy for assistance, and other helpful advice. 




We're one of Ireland's largest tour operators, with fun-packed holidays for everyone from families to groups and couples. Our package holidays are all about giving you the very best value for your money. Whether you want to make the most of your summer or warm up your winter, with TUI you will have best travel experience. With departures from airports across Ireland, wherever you want to go, we will take you there



My Ireland Tour

My Ireland Tour has been designing and operating Ireland's finest tours since 1989. Specialising in tours of Ireland that are suitable for every group size and budget.



Ireland Before You Die

Ireland Before You Die is an independent travel site which highlights the best places to see and things to do on the island of Ireland. This site is a great resource for tourists and should help you make the most out of your travels in Ireland



Car Rental Ireland
Irish owned company offering cheap car rental across Ireland. By booking with CarRentalIreland.com, you have access to one of Ireland’s largest vehicle fleets in the country.



Design Holidays Forte Village
Description:  Run by Design Holidays are Forte Village Specialists and offer Forte Village Hotels and Forte Village holidays at the best prices guaranteed. As the winner of ‘World’s Leading Resort’ for the last five consecutive years, Forte Village is a luxury resort in Sardinia ideal for that luxury family holiday set within 55 acres of pine forest and subtropical gardens, next to a dazzling white beach at the southern tip of thus luxurious island – where the seawater is crystal clear!


City Car Rental

Check Airport Car Hire Network to compare the best Car Hire rates in Cork, Shannon and Dublin Airport



Expedia’s Castle Hub
Blarney Castle has been featured in Expedia’s 5-day Ireland road trip. Explore Castles around the UK & Ireland and further road trips here 



Irish Day Tours

Irish Day Tours operate a day tour to Cork and Blarney castle daily leaving Dublin at 6.50



Imperial Hotel Cork

The Imperial Hotel Cork and Escape Spa is one of the finest 4 Star hotels in Cork City Centre. Located in the heart of Cork city this luxury hotel is ideal for both business or pleasure. The hotel boasts spacious guest rooms, the luxurious Escape Spa, Pembroke Restaurant, Seventy Six on the Mall Lafayette’s Brasserie and much more.



Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort is situated on a 780 acre private island in East Cork, amidst three championship golf courses and marvellous natural woodlands. The luxury five star Hotel boasts 123 en-suite rooms and 8 private suites which offer unimpeded views of the beautiful surroundings. The hotel also provides a selection of restaurants ranging from fine dining to the cosy surroundings of the Amber Lounge or the relaxed atmosphere in the Clubhouse.



Clayton Hotel Cork City

Clayton Hotel Cork City is Cork’s premier 4 star city centre hotel and is superbly located overlooking Cork’s famous River Lee and facing the inspired architecture of City Hall. The hotel is just a 5 minute stroll from the city’s shopping and entertainment hot spots and the premier business district.



The Kingsley Hotel Cork

The Kingsley is a polished and sophisticated luxury 4-star hotel in Cork City. Located on the banks of the iconic River Lee, The Kingsley is just a 30 minute walk from the metropolitan centre of Cork, filled with culture and plenty of things to see and do. The Kingsley features a luxury Spa, modern Health Club and a serene indoor pool. The hotel also offers significant conference facilities with 7 dedicated business suites and one elegant function room. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel with free parking is available for all guests and visitors. 



Ireland Hotels

‘For great value hotels in Cork and special offers for hotels all over Ireland, visit Irelandhotels.com – the official website of the Irish Hotels Federation!



Car Rental Ireland from www.CARHIRE.ie

CARHIRE.ie specialise in providing low cost car hire services to customers looking to start and finish their rental in the best way. CARHIRE.ie offers car rental from 15 locations throughout Ireland with each location offering a wide choice of vehicles to rent. At all 15 locations nationwide, CARHIRE.ie offers a range of car sizes and both manual and automatic transmissions, ensuring customers get access to the car that suits their requirements.



Travelodge Ireland Hotels

Choose From 12 Budget Hotels Across Ireland




A site that compares hotel prices and reviews across various websites to help you find your ideal hotel



Royal Horticulural Society of Ireland



Blarney Hotel and Golf Resort

Welcome to the Blarney Golf Resort, situated just 8 miles from Cork city. Built in the beautiful and tranquil Shournach Valley close to the historic town of Blarney. renowned worldwide for the Blarney Stone and the gift of eloquence it bestows on all who kiss it.


Shamrocker Adventures

Cheap tours of Ireland for travellers on a budget!!

Wild authetic Irish adventures to last a lifetime.



Lee Valley Golf Club

With one of Corks Premier Golf Courses, first class facilities and Luxury 4 Star Accommodation Lee Valley Golf and Country Club offers you the perfect package.



Ballymaloe House

Welcome to Ballymaloe House, the renowned Irish country house hotel and restaurant owned and run by the Allen family for over 40 years. Nestled in a 400 acre estate in rural East Cork, Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breathtaking south coast.



Blarney Castle Hotel

A short stroll to the left of Blarney Castle Hotel takes one into the magnificent grounds and gardens of Blarney Castle, where high up in the battlements is the famous Blarney Stone.



Fantastic web developers that have recently completed the Blarney Castle website.



Cork Archives

Cork City & County Archives is the designated repository for the archives of Cork City Council, Cork County Council and various other local government bodies, including Town Councils, in County Cork. Advice is provided to Local Government offices regarding their records and archives.

We preserve and make available local archives donated to the City and County. Including archives from non-governmental sources, for example, personal papers.

We provide catalogues, guides and finding aids to the archives held, supervised reading facilities where documents can be consulted, Public exhibition and display of documents and help facilitate academic research, and local and family history research.




Tripedia is a free online travel book created by travelers, for travelers. Our aim is to provide the most up to date information on attractions worldwide, both the well-known ones as well as those to get you off the beaten path handpicked exclusively by locals.

For more information, you can check it here: 



Travelling with a Medical Condition

This guide offers helpful information, such as travel tips and useful accessibility information for persons with various disabilities. Advice on what to pack, transportation accessibility, and where to seek medical or emergency help. Accessible travel recommendations and destinations specifically catering to the disabled.