There’s fun to be had by all the family in East Cork. Whether looking to take a walk on the wild side, get out in the fresh air, follow in the footsteps of those who boarded the Titanic in Queenstown, East Cork has it covered…
Whether celebrating days gone by, crowning a new Queen, enjoying live music, trying our hands at fishing, or enjoying the finest fresh produce our local food suppliers have to offer, East Cork is a festival focal point.
Those wishing to get a round of golf in while on holiday in East Cork won’t be disappointed. Thanks to the occasional shower of rain, East Cork’s golf courses feature verdant greens, with exceptionally designed courses. All clubs offer full ancillary facilities with, of course, a 19th Hole worth playing the other 18 for!
If you like your food & drink local and fresh, a visit to one of East Cork’s bustling farmers’ markets is a must. With seafood fresh from the Irish Sea; vegetables fresh from the ground; fruits fresh from the vine, and a whole host of hand-made delicacies to choose from, a visitor is spoilt for choice – and guaranteed to leave sated.
ON THE WATER
Are you ready for a life on the ocean wave? OK, maybe just a day, then? Regardless of how sturdy your sea-legs may be, East Cork has a wide range of activities and tours centred on our coastline. So, if you’re ready, let’s step onboard.
ARTS & CRAFTS
When it comes to arts & crafts in East Cork, visitors are truly spoilt for choice. Known nationally as a significant source of Ireland’s vibrant craft scene, East Cork is home to gifted craftspeople and artists who offer their wares in local shops…
First things, first. This is IRELAND so don’t expect blisteringly hot summers! But DO go to the beach. And we have a nice selection in East Cork for you to enjoy…
There are three lighthouses serving the coast of East Cork. Each one is very different in character, but all are well worth a visit which, you might say, will be quite illuminating!
East Cork’s woodlands are the relic of a great progamme of tree planting at the end of the eighteenth century and in the early nineteenth century. Sadly, we have lost much of this planting, but magnificent remnants can be seen in the Rathcoursey/East Ferry area.
With its gentle undulating countryside, wooded waterside overlooking Cork Harbour and its cliffs and beaches facing the ocean, East Cork is wonderful country for walking. The only thing lacking in East Cork are mountains…
GUIDED WALKING TOURS
Apart from its beautiful woods, hills, cliffs and beaches, East Cork has plenty to offer when it comes to guided walking tours. So, put on some comfortable shoes, grab your camera – and don’t forget your umbrella!