Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Cork, Cork, Ireland

Sep 21, 2019 - Cork, Ireland and a City Walking Tour

Early Saturday Morning we drove from Dungarvan to Cork to spend one night. We took an interesting city walking tour, had lunch at the Oliver Plunkett Pub, later returning for some evening Irish music, and visited the Old English Market, a typical fresh meat, bread, produce and much more market. Some interesting information about Ireland and Cork we learned. Before the potato famine (Catholic genocide, our bus driver called it. There was food, lots of corn being shipped to England, but not made available to the starving Irish Catholics)....

Jump to full entry

Jun 12, 2019 - Cork Day 1

The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants' Quay in the heart of the Irish harbor town of Waterford, just minutes from the present day House of Waterford Crystal. Its founders were brothers, William and George Penrose, important developers and principal exporters in the city. Their vision was to "create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home." More than two hundred years later, the reputation they established for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and...

Jump to full entry

Apr 15, 2017 - Midleton to the Ring of Kerry

So after a good night's sleep, we awoke to sunshine streaming in our window. We headed back to Midleton to tour Jamieson's Whiskey Distillery. The GPS took us via a different route through Carrigaline. Gord had nixed taking this road so as he drove, i delighted in the mainly pastoral scenes passing by the window. We bypassed Cork again, this time to the south. What a difference at Jamieson's. All parking lots were filled. We managed to sneak into a space as a car pulled out. We had just missed the 10.30a tour so we were taken to join it. It...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Isle of Shamrocks

Apr 14, 2017 - Cork

Today we took the Copper Coast Road from Tramore to Dunarvan through patchwork farms with low stone walls and hedges lining the fields. Sometimes we were along the rugged scenic coast. Yellow broome frequently punctuates the hillsides. Spring is in full bloom here with the pink cherry blossoms almost finished, yellow daffodils, double white narcissi, tiny blue and white bluebells, white flowered bushes and trees along the roadsides in places. Little villages dotted the narrow 2 laned highway. At Dunarvan we joined N25 which took us to...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Isle of Shamrocks

Oct 8, 2016 - Out on our own...a sputtering start?

After breakfast we grab our bags and head to reception where we ask for a cab to take us to Enterprise. We made the car reservations months ago as our plans firmed up. We added a couple of days when Delta changed our flights. It was important to have a automatic since Chris did not want the added distraction of shifting with the left hand plus he seldom drives a standard transmission anymore. The Enterprise Office was in a trailer on the grounds of the Ford dealership about 10 minutes away from the hotel. We were shown around the car, a...

Jump to full entry

Sep 14, 2016 - Cork

Cork Cork City is Ireland's third city (after Dublin and Belfast) and has00_00026.jpg (25663 bytes) always been an important seaport. It began on an island in the swampy estuary of the River Lee (the name Corcaigh means a marsh), and gradually climbed up the steep banks on either side. Today the river flows through Cork city in two main channels, so that you find yourself constantly crossing bridges and hence Cork City's coat of arms bears the motto 'A Safe Harbour for Ships'.Some of the main streets are built over channels where ships...

Jump to full entry

Aug 8, 2016 - Cork and friends revisited

Overview Returned rental car and caught bus to Cork city. Explored Cork on foot and visited outdoor sports shops (unsuccessfully) looking for new rubber feet for my hiking poles but bought lightweight owaterproof hiking trousers on sale! The covered English Market is quite famous and reminds me of Adelaide's covered market. Explored many back streets then returned to Anne's. Was collected by Lisa and we joined Mary at my favourite Cork restaurant, cafe Paradiso. This is a highly rated vegetarian restaurant which I regularly ate at, when...

Jump to full entry

Aug 7, 2016 - To Cork via Seven Heads peninsula walk

Overview After breakfast I drove to Timoleague to do part of the Seven Heads walk. Bought a booklet in the town, on the walk and then set off. It initially followed an estuary for 4 km then went inland before following the coast again across farmland. This was dairy country so lots of cows and no sheep. Walked with another couple for awhile then I went in alone as they shortened their walk. Stopped in at a little shelter selling plants and all manner of things, including tea and GF cakes and biscuits ! This was run for fun on a weekend by a...

Jump to full entry

May 10, 2016 - Day 3--Cork

We arrived at Cobh, Ireland, the port town for Cork. As we were walking out, Dad saw a taxi driver and asked him how much he would charge to show us around. They guy was not cheap, but Dad decided to hire him. He was a funny guy, very helpful with Dad--getting him in and out of the taxi, loading his scooter, and so forth. Much easier than walking all over the island of Guernsey the day before. We started the adventure at the fabled Blarney Castle. I should probably tell you some of the history of the castle, but I didn't really get that...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


UK Cruise

Sep 16, 2015 - Ireland - Cork

Today we are catching the train down to Cork for a look around. I booked cheap tickets online the other night - so all we have to do is catch the bus to the station and collect our tickets. We decide to give ourselves good time to get there as we are not too sure of the bus system or if there will be any trouble getting the booked tickets. So we walk to the bus stop we found, catch the bus, get to the station, collect our tickets and go wow all that took less than half hour and was super easy - so now we have an hour to wait. We found...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Our European/UK Trip

Aug 31, 2015 - Blarney!

Day 22: August 31st - Blarney! Today after breakfast, we had a little PowerPoint presentation in the hotel bar, Scruffy’s. A gentleman named Denis Kissane told us of his youth and family, and growing up in Ireland. He is about four years younger than me. There were photos of his great-grandparents who came to County Kerry in the 1890s and built the cottage. When his father met and married his mother, he brought her to the family cottage and so he was born and raised there. They still own it, but his two sons (28 & 34) live in it now and it...

Jump to full entry

Oct 7, 2014 - Last day in Ireland

7 oct. Last day in Ireland Highlights - a walk around Carrigaline in the morning. Another beautiful day of blue skies and crisp mornings - a leisurely breakfast with Anne who again took a day of leave to be with me - tracked down a new suitcase to consolidate my luggage and resolve a little baggage problem that I have with flying internally in Europe. - visited Blarney Castle and it's extensive and very pretty grounds - eventually tracked down the horses graves at Blarney castle. (My idea, not Anne's. - it wasn't even worth a photo ) -...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Pauline Carries On

Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  ... 9  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com