East Cork, Cork Harbour and the surrounding towns have a truly unique variety of attractions to offer the visitor. With an amazing selection of accommodation, South and East Cork is now home to some of the finest resorts and spas in Ireland. Drawing on the rich resources of the surrounding countryside and the superb Atlantic seafood, the farmer’s markets, specialty food shops, and a fine selection of dining facilities offer visitors a wonderful gourmet experience.
With a rich historical and maritime legacy, the area is also a hub for exceptional activities, visitor attractions and family fun. Award winning heritage centres, ancient castles, forts, churches, museums, historic houses, walking tours and gardens are all in close proximity. For the activity enthusiast, championship golf, superb sea angling,sailing, sea adventures, woodland walks and cycle paths, tennis and horse riding are all available.
With miles of Blue Flag beaches, a wildlife park, open farms, indoor family centres, cross country safaris, a holiday village,greyhound racing and swimming pools galore, East Cork and West Waterford is also the perfect location for family fun holidays. Adding to this are craft workshops, galleries and a variety of festivals, which make the area your perfect breakaway location –and all within a short drive of Cork City!