South and East Cork Tourism offering everything for the visitor to our area!
AS we enter into ‘Summer Time’ with the change in the clock last weekend and with that welcome stretch in the evenings, thoughts turn to what we could be planning to do and what is on offer to everyone in the East Cork area at home and indeed for the South and East Cork Region.
With this in mind the ‘Ring of Cork’ is in full flow looking ahead to 2013, with exceptional ideas and events that are sure to suit everyone.
The great Ring of Cork website www.ringofcork.ie offers fantastic information right across the board, from the family holiday to the lone traveller.
For example on the website there is information including, the best accommodation choice in our area and as more and more Irish families have decided to holiday at home in recent years and as this trend looks to be on the increase Ring of Cork have further improved all areas of information and support.
Quality hotels, ranging from 2 star to 5 star, Luxury guesthouses, B&B’s, Self-catering and Hostels are all available for visitors seeking a special Irish holiday. You could take the time to play some golf, enjoy the clear air taking a walk or cycle or try out deep-sea and river angling.
If in 2013 you are really feeling adventurous, how about sailing, water sports and sea adventures like whale watching and wreck diving, all the contact details and relevant information is on the website.
For family fun Ring of Cork have an amazing wildlife park, a holiday village, and a huge variety of family friendly activities & entertainment or there are options to take an excursion about the Ring of Cork to one many top cultural & heritage centers either in Midleton, Cobh, Crosshaven, Youghal, Carrigaline or Ballincollig, with the option to plan a stopover to see a historic site, museum, craft centre or garden.
There’s plenty here to explore!
The renowned cookery school at Ballymaloe, the history of Titanic proportions in Cobh or Ireland’s only drive-in Cinema is in Carrigtwohill. In fact, whatever you’re into, you will find it in the Ring of Cork.
Of course the home market is very important, but also in recent times the exceptional standards provided here at home has begun to attract tourists from other countries back to Ireland and with expectations very high today and where every penny counts, this website is an essential piece of kit for any tourist into the Cork area, providing invaluable information and the best choices to suit everyone.
Another great addition to the ‘Ring of Cork’ is the Ring of Cork open gardens brochure, which gives the avid ‘Green Fingered’ enthusiast the opportunity to travel to Dromboy Gardens in Carrigaline, Barryscourt Castle and Gardens in Carrigtwohill, the Hillside Garden in Glounthane, Coosheen Garden in Glounthane, Fota House and Arboretum and Gardens, close to Carrigtwohill, Cedar Lodge Garden in Midleton, The Old Deanery Gardens in Cloyne, Ballymaloe Cookery School and Garden in Shanagarry, St Mary’s College Gardens in Youghal and Templebreedy Grounds Experience in Crosshaven.
Also the Ring of Cork ‘100 Festivals’ is a fantastic brochure, letting you know where everything is happening from Crosshaven to Youghal, plus there is a guide for Great Places to Eat and there is a fantastic pair of trails for ‘Heritage’ and the ‘Family Fun Trail’.
The South and East Cork Tourism office is based at South and East Cork Area Development in Owenacurra Business Park where the Tourism Marketing Officer is Billy Mulqueen who told the East Cork Journal “We are always trying to evolve and improve our services and with the website and the brochures issued all over the South and East Cork area, we hope that we have something for everyone. The people involved in Tourism in our area work very hard, year in, year out to provide the services and attractions at an extremely high standard to all their customers and we at the Ring of Cork are very proud of what they have to offer any visitor to our area, let’s hope people realise what a wonderful abundance of facilities, attractions, good restaurants, great hotels and many wonderful events we have on offer in 2013”.
If you want to get in contact with the Ring of Cork, the address is:
Tourism Marketing Officer
Ring of Cork
South & East Cork Tourism,
Midleton Enterprise Centre,
(021) 461 3432