Gateway to Irelandís premier tourist region and nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Cork is the countryís third largest city. Dating back to the sixth century when the monks of St. Finbarr first settled there, the city began life as an island. It took until the early tenth century to begin to develop significantly when Viking Settlers founded a trading port. Today Cork City spans both sides of the River Lee and is a thriving business centre as well as a popular holiday destination.
The cityís nautical roots have left an indelible mark and the stunning natural harbour remains one of Irelandís most important seaports. It also attracts thousands of visitors from the yachting and boating fraternity drawn by the choice of both river and sea exploration. Moorings are plentiful, marine services extensive and when you feel like some time on dry land you have the fascinating city itself.
The hilly town centre with its steep winding streets and friendly vibrant atmosphere simply oozes cultural magic. Cork seems to be permanently celebrating something. And with a calendar of festivals that include, Jazz, Arts, Choral and Film itís not that far from the truth. The hub of the city is Patrick Street, where youíll find a wonderful choice of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs.
Heritage sites abound and youíd be hard pushed to see them all in one visit. They include, Crawford Art Gallery, Butter Museum, Firkin Crane Centre, Triskel Arts Centre, the Cork Public Museum, Cork City Gaol, the Cork Vision Centre, Blackrock Castle Heritage Park and the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills. There is always an awe inspiring piece of historic architecture just around the corner, from the lovely Shannon Church to the magnificent City Hall, the incredible St. Finbarrís Cathedral to the University college with it eautiful tree line quadrangle.
Cork is in many ways the heart and soul of Ireland and despite ití size it has somehow retained much of its humble roots. The people are amongst the friendliest you could wish to meet anywhere in the world and there is literally just too much to do whatever your tastes. If you really want to discover what makes Ireland what it is today, go visit Cork. I guarantee you will be back for more.
This part of the south west coast of Ireland is dotted with islands, many of which are now uninhabited, perfect for peaceful sailing holidays. Others, including Cape Clear, Sherkin and Heir Islands, have ferry access to the mainland.
The Fastnet Rock, west of Cape Clear, is Ireland's most southerly lighthouse and marks the halfway point in the famous biannual Fastnet Race for yachts.
Castletownshend, Schull, Goleen and Crookhaven are just some of the West Cork towns and villages to which Inishbeg sails on day charters. On weekend sailing holidays, Bantry, Glengarriff and Bere Island are within easy reach. Cruising further north to the Skelligs and Dingle is possible if you have a week or more aboard the yacht.
Your sailing holiday in West Cork, Ireland will be aboard Inishbeg, a brand new Bavaria 50, the flagship of the Bavaria range. A 50-footer, Inishbeg is designed for comfort and performance. Accommodation on board is luxurious and the safety, communications and navigation technology is top of the range.
Geary's Angling Services is owned and operated by Donal and Mary Geary. Donal has successfully represented Ireland and Munster at sea Angling on a number of occasions and had been working boat skipper for 25years prior to 1992, when he purchased ‚ÄúJohn-Boy‚ÄĚ A 33ft. fast ‚ÄúLochin 33‚ÄĚ. Ever since he has been operating a very successful Sea Angling business from Cobh, while Mary owns the local tackle shop.
Cobh is situated inside Cork Harbour and offers shelter to fish any weather. We offer Shark, Wreck and Reef Fishing for Blue Shark, Conger, Ling, Pollack, Turbot and Rays among others.
Safety at sea has become a vital sector in our supply and we offer Life raft and Lifejacket servicing under the most modern and stringently controlled conditions. Our trained sales staff, with many years of experience, are at hand to offer support and friendly advice. Having trouble sourcing a product or obscure international items? We can do it for you!
he Waters Edge Hotel is a family run boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the historic town of Cobh, formally known as Queenstown in the lower Cork harbour area. The Victorian splendour of the town is reflected in the elegance and sophistication of our purpose built hotel.
Staying at the Waters Edge Boutique Hotel is a unique experience, as is dining in our award winning Jacob's Ladder Restaurant. All of our spacious rooms are equipped to the highest standard. Most rooms have panoramic views of the surrounding harbour. From our windows you can enjoy the closeness of the worlds famous cruise ships that berth regularly outside our hotel
Our firm was established in 1977 to cater for the marine sector in the South. We were then located in Union Quay - hence our name. Since then we have enjoyed rapid growth which has resulted in Union Chandlery being one of the leading suppliers to the Fishing and Marine Leisure industries . In January 2002 we moved to our current site on Penrose Quay. Our new building has 6000 sq.ft of ground floor space with an upper level housing our offices and HILLWALKERS outdoor shop.
Our current site is an American-style shopping mall, a one-stop-shop catering for all needs and tastes both for Retail and Trade customers.
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at University College Cork's main entrance on Western Road, the Glucksman is an award-winning building that includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside restaurant and gallery shop.
First class marine facilities, the historic environs of Cobh, and a warm welcome awaits you at Cobh Marina. Boasting a village type environment, this integrated apartment and marina complex combines all the flavour of this historic maritime town with an easy pace of life and expansive views of the greater Cork Harbour. This secure location, which is highly accessible, provides an exciting gateway to the south coast of Ireland for all sail, motor and angling enthusiasts.
Whispering Pines is an oasis of calm and tranquility sheltered by surrounding woodland and overlooking the Owenabue River. Yours hosts, Barry, Norma and Peter Twomey have created a friendly, informal and unique atmosphere to help you relax and unwind in this peaceful, idyllic setting in Ireland's most southerly county.
The Twomey family have been welcoming guests for over thirty years. Value, warmth and traditional Irish hospitality, in spacious and tastefully furnished surroundings, will ensure your holiday is both a restful and memorable experience.
Wreck Hunter is a new custom built Wildcat 107 Catamaran from Safehaven Marine, Cobh . She has twin 370Hp Yanmar Diesels (up to 27.5 knots max!), a huge amount of rail and deck space, and a wide band of economic hull speeds. She has superb Seakeeping qualities, as the Cat hull form gives impressive stability, deck space, and speed, with no slamming, and very little spray, even at speed, due to the symmetric twin hull design. Angling on the Drift, and at Anchor, you will not believe how comfortable the boat is to fish from. The boat was designed for comfortable Sea angling and has a Galley with Gas hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, and hot and cold running water. Ample Tea and Coffee are always available. In the Cabin, there is a 17‚ÄĚ TV with DVD, and the Aft Deck Colour Video camera captures all the action astern (a DVD of trip will be available, on request) . The Toilet / Shower facilities are accessed directly from after deck, for convenience. Long side curtains can be slid out over the after deck, to protect the angler from the variable Irish weather. There is more than 8 feet of space at the rails for each of the 12 anglers.
Ever wondered where you could go to get away and hide from all of life's pressures and woes ‚Äď a place where you can be yourself and just gaze out aimlessly at the river flowing by. The opportunities for a quality break are everywhere in this unique hotel, tucked away in the Hamlet town of Cobh. Numerous leisure pursuits are available within minutes of this charming location. A tranquil waterside haven enjoying close proximity to Cork, Rushbrooke Hotel is just a short drive from the City Centre
The Quays Bar & Restaurant is a luxury dining experience located in Cobh, just a short distance from Cork City centre, Southern Ireland.
The spectacular views of Cobh harbour and relaxing atmosphere make the Quays an experience not to be missed.
There is nowhere in Ireland more full of tradition and memories than Cobh. The beautiful harbour is one of the largest and safest anywhere, and now sea lovers can dock their boats on the pontoon of The Quays Bar & Restaurant and enjoy the view from the decking area, while sampling the fine cuisine.
Jurys Inn Cork enjoys a superb location in the centre of the city, overlooking the River Lee. Whether you're visiting Cork city or planning to explore the surrounding fishing villages and stunning countryside, this is a great base to enjoy all that Cork has to offer.
Jurys Inns provide excellent 3-star comfort, offering fixed room rates. Our spacious, comfortable rooms offer modern-day conveniences and can accommodate three adults or two adults and two children sharing.