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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.

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 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.


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, 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


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 – the official website of the Irish Hotels Federation!


Car Rental Ireland from specialise in providing low cost car hire services to customers looking to start and finish their rental in the best way. offers car rental from 15 locations throughout Ireland with each location offering a wide choice of vehicles to rent. At all 15 locations nationwide, 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.



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