For those with kids in tow, Ireland’s second city has plenty of unique sights and fun day trips to keep all ages amused. Here are some ideas for family friendly things to do in Cork.
Category: Things To Do
November 21, 2013
The Irish are renowned for their love of partying, so there’s sure to be plenty of Christmas spirit (and Guinness) flowing for the biggest celebration of the year. From late November, dazzling light displays and festive decorations will be taking over Ireland’s cities, ice skating rinks will be popping up around the country and a busy schedule of celebrity-studded pantomimes and carol concerts will be providing the entertainment.
October 3, 2013
A popular detour from the famous Ring of Kerry tourist trail, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks lie on the western cusp of the Killarney National Park, providing a dramatic lookout of the glittering Lakes of Killarney and the scenic Gap of Dunloe. Scaling the 1,038-meter summit of Carrauntoohil is a popular challenge for climbers, including traversing several steep ridges, along with the neighboring peaks of Beenkeragh (1,010 meters) and Caher (1,001 meters) – the Coomloughra Horseshoe Walk tackles all three.
September 29, 2013
The lakes of Killarney are one of Ireland’s five-star attractions. The three lakes – Lough Leane, Muckross (or Middle) Lake and Upper Lake – are beautiful enough, but it’s their setting that make them magical. They lie at the heart of Killarney National Park, watched from above by four majestic peaks, including Ireland’s highest mountain, [...]
September 29, 2013
Halloween in Ireland is called Samhain, and traditional legend has it that it’s the one night of the year when the ‘door’ is opened to the otherworld, allowing ‘us’ to ‘communicate with ‘them’ – fairies, ghosts, ghouls and other supernatural bodies. For the rest of the year, the spirits stuck in this world can be [...]
September 28, 2013
The Irish are famous for being natural storytellers, but the ‘gift of the gab’ is more than just a love of talking. It is linked to an important part of an ancient folk tradition represented by the seanachaí (pronounced sean-a-ki), which literally means ‘bearer of old lore.’ These ancient storytellers were servants of the tribal [...]