[Audio] Lusitania plans taking shape in Cork

12th August 201 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Plans to mark the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania NEXT YEAR are progressing. May 7th 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of the World War I tragedy Almost 2000 people lost their lives back in 1915 when the passenger liner was torpedoed by a German U-Boat. […]

[Audio] 1st award for 10 day old Kingsley

31st July 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The New Kingsley Hotel has won an award.Flooded in 2009 it re-opened 10 days ago employing more than 100 people.It’s part of the Fota Collection which also includes the Fota Island Resort, and Jacques Restaurant. https://twitter.com/TheCork_ie/status/491143548243566593/photo/1 A few days ago we visited the Kinglsey Hotel and had a tour […]

[Audio] Old Head Golf links reports boost in Business following Fota Irish Open

25th July 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Management of one the world’s leading golf courses have reported a “risk rise in bookings and enquiries from overseas tourists since the hosting of the Irish Open tournament in Cork last month. The Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale which employs 200 people in peak season have stated […]

[Audio] Clonakilty Model village celebrates 20th birthday

25th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie One of West Cork’s most popular tourist attractions is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The Model Village in Clonakilty is an outdoor scale model of picturesque West Cork towns as they appeared in the 1940s, it includes Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon. It’s popular with both children and adults […]

[Audio] Pavillion music venue closes

22nd July 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The well known Cork venue The Pavilion has closed. Over the years the Carey’s lane pub hosted gigs by Franz Ferdinand and Mike Scott and many others but yesterday the “Pav” suddenly announced on twitter they were closing with immediate effect. No reason was given but venue managers […]

[Audio] Kingsley Hotel reopens

21st July 2014, Monday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The @KingsleyHotel in #Cork reopens today pic.twitter.com/1F9GK4yE1X — David O'Sullivan (@David_OSullivan) July 21, 2014 It’s located on the south side of Cork’s River Lee: the 4-star 131-bedroomed Kingsley re-opens today.The Hotel was flooded in 2009 and guests had to be evacuated, since that time adjacent Apartments re-opened […]

[Audio] Travel the Wild Atlantic Way…. by Bus? Yes you can!

16th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bus Eireann is promoting the bus as a means of traveling the Wild Atlantic Way. The 2,500 kilometre tourist route stretches from Kinsale to Donegal, and already Failte Ireland are promoting it as a driving route for tourists who have their own, or rented cars. Now, Bus Eireann […]