Last weekend I visited, with my parents, one of my favourite places in Ireland, Cork City. We took a four day trip, arriving on Thursday and departing on Sunday, as a quick family holiday at the end of the summer. I thought it might be helpful to blog about what I know about visiting there and it might be helpful to some of you who are considering visiting it!
It being my third time to visit and stay in this city, I feel I have a good enough knowledge of the city to talk about it. This time I was there, I stayed in the Ambassador Hotel, around a 10 minute walk from the city centre. The hotel was beautiful, the service great but very standard in terms of food. We usually went into the city for our meals which we ideally wouldn’t have done every time. If finding cool places to eat is your thing, then it’s a great hotel to stay in. Also bear in mind that the hotel is up on the hill, anyone who has been to Cork will know what I mean, and walking back up if you are not very fit may be a struggle. Another good hotel we stayed in before is the Jury’s Inn, which is right on the quays and perfect for access to the city.
If you are an Irish gal like me, you know the importance of finding a good pub on holidays! We have been visiting Larry Tompkins’ Sports Pub ever since we started going to Cork and it is great for watching sporting events and just relaxing and having a pint.Overall, Cork City is a great spot for a quick city break with the option of taking a trip to neighbouring sea side villages to take in the beauty of the Irish coastline. I would definitely recommend it and I am sure I will be back down there again!