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Romantic 4 star getaway in Cork
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way & Ireland’s Ancient East, the Carrigaline Court Hotel is the ideal place to enjoy a romantic weekend break, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, or simply a well-deserved escape.
Carrigaline offers the perfect opportunity for couples to unwind, go sightseeing and relax in some of our fantastic bars & restaurants. Enjoy overnight accommodation with complimentary carparking, wi-fi and access to the Leisure Centre with swimming pool and begin the next day with a delicious Full Irish breakfast. In the evening time, unwind and relax with a romantic meal in our stylish contemporary Bistro Restaurant.
Located just off the coast of the picturesque town of Cobh, Spike Island has a long history, as a Monastry, an 18th Century Fortress, and at the time, the world’s largest prison.
You can visit Cobh by car or take the train from Cork City, and enjoy one of Ireland’s most famous towns, before taking the short boat trip over to Spike Island.
This is a must-do for any history buffs. Visit our Spike Island page for more information on the Island and how to book your tickets.
Fota Wildlife Park
One of Ireland’s leading tourist attractions, Fota Wildlife Park offers a very unique experience to its visitors. You can walk alongside the free-roaming wallabies and peacocks, come face-to-face with lions & tigers, wave at the monkeys, run with the cheetahs. With a number of coffee stations, cafés, and restaurants, Fota makes for an excellent day out for animal lovers, picnickers, and walkers alike.
Visit fotawildlife.ie for bookings, inquiries and more information on the park.
The English Market
If it’s good enough for the Queen..
Cork’s English Market has served the people of Cork in the face of famine, flood, war and multiple recessions – dating back as far as 1788.
Nowdays, a mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from afar, combined with long-standing family-run stalls contribute to the unique appeal and atmosphere of one of the city’s biggest attractions.
Visit our English Market page for more information.
Titanic Experience, Cobh
While you’re in Cobh enjoying Spike Island, why not experience what life would have been like on board for the passengers of the Titanic and discover the facts surrounding the tragic sinking of the famous vessel. Visit our Titanic Experience page for more information.
Beaches in Cork
Cork is renowned for our scenic coastline, and we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (or so we like to think).
It’s always worth the short trip to West Cork to visit the amazing Inchydoney, or closer to Carrigaline, we have Crosshaven for the very popular Summer spot – Myrtleville beach, with Fountainstown beach just down the road from it. Myrtleville beach is the closest beach to Cork City centre.
Then there’s our beautiful seaside towns of Youghal and Kinsale, each with their own excellent beaches, lively atmosphere and scenic pubs & restaurants.
Golf in Cork
If you’re looking for a couples weekend of golfing, then say no more. Fota Island, The Old Head of Kinsale, Bandon, Bantry, Castlemartyr..
Cork has some of the most challenging, scenic and professional golf courses in Europe. Fota Island alone has hosted the Irish Open 3 times!
So if you’re looking for a golfing weekend away, Cork has everything you need, and more.
Wild Atlantic Way
Make a break for the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s spectacular coastal route.
Kinsale is the official starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way, just minutes in the car from Carrigaline.
Rest and refuel in Carrigaline Court Hotel before hitting the road and traveling some of the most scenic roads in the world, along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Visit our Wild Atlantic Way page for more information and for things to do along the way.
Are you a couple that like to get outdoors? Perhaps you both fancy the adrenaline of Ziplining? or take your partner surfing in one of many beaches in Cork!
Check out our Outdoor Activities Page for inspiration!
Castles & Medieval Forts in Cork
Cork is steeped in Medieval history, with plenty of Castles & Forts to explore.
With famous castles such as Blarney Castle and Blackrock Castle, as well as the famous Charles Fort which dates as far back as the 17th Century and has been part of some of the most momentous events of Irish history, and a key part of Cork & Ireland’s defense.
Take the family out for a fun-filled day by visiting any of these famous landmarks while brushing up on the local history!
Visit our Castle and Medieval Forts page for more information.
Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage much of it still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol, is a magnificent castle-like building which once housed 19th century prisoners. Take a trip back in time and wander through the wings of the Gaol, accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates and the jingle of the warders’ keys. For more information visit the Cork Gaol website.