There is so much waiting for you to see and do when you land into Cork Airport. You can explore the colourful history of Cork City, head west to drive the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the world's best driving routes, or head east to discover the ancient Irish stories in Ireland's Ancient East.
- It may be small in size, but Cork city packs a punch when it comes to action-packed city breaks. Ignite your senses in the English market, a warren of stalls brimming with local and exotic delights. Indulge your artistic side at the Crawford Art Gallery, and learn of a time when Cork was one of the most important harbours in the world at the Cork Butter Museum. Discover why Cork is known as a foodie haven and after dinner find a cosy pub and enjoy some lively traditional Irish music.
- With a car you can explore Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way covering dreamy Bantry Bay through Skibbereen and on to Kinsale. Hedgerows thick with fuschia and monbretia border lush gardens; endless inlets and Blue Flag beaches promise long days spent relaxing in the salty air. There’s something restorative about the temperate Gulf Stream climate, the peaceful vibe and creative scene, the wonderful artisan food, arts and festivals.
- Ireland's Ancient East allows you to discover a relaxing, remote, lush landscape all of which you can find in Cork. A pretty and busy port today, Cobh was the departure point for almost half emigrants who left Ireland for a new life. The most famous departure of all, of course, was that of Titanic, on her ill-fated maiden voyage. A short boat ride from Cobh out into Cork Harbour will bring you to the desolate Spike Island, home to a monastery, a fortress and a prison.
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