Learn About Cork – Stories of Cork’s Attractions

If you are a travel agent or an event organiser, the familiarisation sessions organised by Cork Convention Bureau will be useful. You can see a variety of sessions organised over the past year with many of the best experiences and attractions in Cork. They are also helpful for anyone planning a visit to Cork.  

Learn about Cork – stories of Cork’s attractions

These are first-hand stories of the must-see activities, attractions and experiences available in Cork city and county. So far, there are 13 sessions available to listen too, and most have videos too. They will be added to over time. 

The places and activities covered are extensive and will open people’s eyes to what is available in Ireland’s biggest county. The series begins with Ballyhass Lakes and Nano Nagle Place. The lakes have become a big attraction for water sport enthusiasts and there are also extensive on-site adventure activities to discover.

Nano Nagle Place, the former Presentation Convent is the newest attraction in Cork city. It has been converted into a place of peacefulness in the city, with gardens, a café, museum, and a bookshop.  

Street Art from Cork

Galleries and museums are represented with the Crawford Art Gallery, the lucksman at University College Cork, Cork City Gaol, and the Titanic Experience in Cobh. 

Whiskey lovers tours

Lovers of whiskey and beer will enjoy hearing about tours around the county. Discover the Jameson Distillery in Midleton, the Clonakilty Distillery, Bertha’s Revenge DistilleryKinsale Mead and the Franciscan Well Brewery. 

Seafaring visitors will enjoy hearing about the various marine activities in Cork. There are dozes of things to do on Cork’s extensive coastal area. They include island visiting, boat hire, watersports, sea kayaking, and sailing trips. 

Cork is a very historic county and lovers of history will enjoy hearing about the Michael Collins Museum. Or, by following the Sam Maguire trail, and visiting the many heritage centres for tales of the past. Explore walking trails and food tours, castles and gardens, including the famous Blarney Castles and Fota Wildlife Park. 

Quirky stories include the only Toy Soldier factory in Europe, where you can paint your own soldier, fairy or animal. Learn about the importance of butter to the Irish economy the Butter Museum. And did you know you can go forest bathing in West Cork; a new activity that is becoming popular. Dip in to these lovely stories at Cork Convention Bureau

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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