Christmas fairs and festivals in Ireland

Christmas fairs and festivals in Ireland

With Christmas around the corner everyone around the world is slowly starting to prepare for this annual celebration. The streets and store windows soon will be decorated with lights and winter accessories, the radio channels will switch to Frank Sinatra’s and Whitney Houston’s winter albums and gradually the atmosphere builds up until its climax: Christmas Eve. In Ireland there are numberless fairs and festivals organized with tons of exciting and fun activities for the whole family. Com... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Top 5 attractions in Cork city

Cork is Southwestern Ireland's answer to Dublin, and depending on who you ask, the one is most decidedly better than the other. Long-standing rivalries between Dubliners and Corkonians aside, Cork is the kind of Irish city that you just cannot afford not to visit if you want to take a really good look to the country. Nightlife, shopping and the number of sights in Cork are second only to the capital. As a city with a long history that dates back to the times of St Finbarr (the city actually ... [ read more ]

Top 5 scenic walks around Cork

Top 5 scenic walks around Cork

Cork is a fun and cosmopolitan city with countless pubs, restaurants and shops, and more cultural and historical attractions that you can possibly visit in one day. But Cork's charm lies not only in these conventional attractions - you can enjoy the city and its environs just as much even if you are not actively seeking out places to visit. One of the best ways to see the best parts of the city as well as in Cork County. If you want to take a break from the city bustle, you can head out to W... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Cork

Top 5 things to do in Cork

The Irish countryside and the small villages or towns scattered over it offer many things to do for an enterprising traveler, but still, it's the larger cities that just won't let you be bored for a second, even if you tried. As the second largest city in Ireland, Cork is up on the same level as Dublin when it comes to things to do to keep you busy (although both Dubliners and Corkonians will disagree on this subject). Whether you're a solo traveler, traveling with a group of friends or with... [ read more ]

The best restaurants in Cork City

The best restaurants in Cork City

Cork has always been a bit of a rebel city, and not only when it comes to history. One might say that Cork dances to its own tune, and there's even some good-natured rivalry between Cork and the Irish capital, Dublin. The city has a distinct atmosphere, and a budding cultural and nightlife scene that makes it a great tourist destination for those on the lookout for fun and entertainment. There are countless historical attractions in Cork, and even a short walk around the city will reveal lot... [ read more ]

The best traditional pubs in Cork city

The best traditional pubs in Cork city

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, so after Dublin it's only natural that it has the liveliest and most exciting nightlife. Cork is also a university city, and where there are lots of young people, there are lots of places to drink, dance and listen to music. And since it's Ireland we're talking about, pubs are a pretty important part of nightlife, and often there is more craic to be had in a pub than in a club or a disco. To see how the Irish (both young and old) entertain themselves, ... [ read more ]

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Amazing river walks in Ireland

Take a look at a satellite image of Ireland, and you'll see a patch of green crisscrossed by tendrils of blue, surrounded by seas and oceans. The blue lines, the rivers of Ireland, are quite a few, and where there's a river, there's a walk to be made on its banks. River walks are popular in Ireland, especially along rivers that cut through a town or city, and they offer a welcome respite from the traffic and crowds (not that these are especially bad in Ireland). Several of the major cities i... [ read more ]

The biggest hurling stadiums in Ireland

The biggest hurling stadiums in Ireland

Many countries in the world have a more or less official national sport - in the case of the US, there's American football, ice hockey in Canada or kabaddi in India. These sports are an integral part of the country's culture, and if you really want to know a culture well, then you have to check up on its national sport too. In Ireland, the national sport is hurling, a game that has an ancient Gaelic origin, and whose popularity in Ireland can hardly be surpassed by any other sport. Hurling i... [ read more ]