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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.



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.


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 - http://www.expedia.co.uk/vc/castle-holidays/castle-road-trips/

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. 


To get fantastic deals on car rental, book with Payless Car Rental Ireland. They offer discount car hire throughout Ireland with locations in Cork, Dublin, Shannon, Kerry Airports and city locations in Dublin and Galway. Take the cost out of car hire with a range of daily deals and special offers available online whether you are looking for a compact car for navigating the city or a spacious 7 seater for longer drives. Visit the website for more information on the lowest rates.


‘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


Once you have looked around our website, why not have a look at websites of other businesses and attractions in the Blarney area?


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.


The Carrigaline Court Hotel


Cheap tours of Ireland for travellers on a budget!!

Wild authetic Irish adventures to last a lifetime.


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.


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.


Auto Europe has been a trusted car rental partner operating in Ireland and throughout Europe for over 60 years. From great rates on car hire to van rentals, chauffeur service, airport transfers and exotic cars for special occasions, Auto Europe's services are available online or over the phone toll-free, 24/7.


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.

Irish Car Rentals is a proud member of the Car Rental Council of Ireland, the trade organisation for the car rental industry in Ireland. Renting a car from a member of the CCI means you are using a company committed to providing a high quality car rental service to customers. Irish Car Rentals offer 16 locations in Ireland. https://www.irishcarrentals.com/carrentalcorkcity.php


List of hotels in and around Cork, from luxury to small boutique hotels.


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


Budget Car Rental Ireland are the leaders of the Irish Car Hire Market. With locations including Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Belfast airports we aim to provide unbeatably priced car hire and the friendliest service in Ireland.


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.


Kennedy & Carr is a Dublin based tour operator providing a range of scheduled and private Ireland tours 365 days a year - including Blarney Castle and Co. Cork.

My Ireland Tour - www.myirelandtour.com/ireland-then-and-now/cork.php

Europcar offers a high quality car and van rental service from 15 locations throughout Ireland. At each, Europcar offers a wide range of rental cars with either automatic or manual transmissions. Whether you are need a hire car to drive the Wild Atlantic Way, or simply want the flexibility that only a rent a car can offer, Europcar have the car and service to meet your needs.

The cars includes; car hire, basic cover, theft protection, unlimited mileage, 24 hour breakdown cover & fees.

Cork Car Rental - http://www.europcar.ie/

http://www.hillwalktours.com/hiking-ireland/ - Offering self guided hikes in Cork

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