Short Day Trips from Hotel Isaacs in Cork City

Blarney Castle, Cork

City life is great, especially in the gorgeous city of Cork. We have everything we need practically on the doorstep of our Hotel Isaacs Cork; great shopping, interesting museums and cathedrals and the best pub culture you could hope for. Despite everything in the city, it’s good to escape from the big smoke and explore […]

An Insider’s Guide To Cork Slang

couple paying a visit to the colourful shops of Kinsale Co Cork

“All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry” or so G.K. Chesterton says. One of the many questions we get asked at Hotel Isaacs is if there are any colloquialisms that are typical of the Cork region that visitors should be aware of.  With this question in mind, we have put our creative […]

Top 5 Romantic Things To Do In Cork City

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year again! Slowly but surely (or too fast some may argue), the shops are stocking up with all things red and pink, hearts and flowers and everything sickly sweet for the delight (or nightmare) that is Valentine’s Day! Here, at Hotel Isaacs, we have put together […]

Cork’s Hidden Treasure: Triskel Christchurch

Going to the cinema may not be seen as one of the best things to do when one is visiting a new place. Who wants to be stuck in a dark auditorium when there are sights to be seen, places to be explored and bars to be frequented? Well, let what you know about cinemas […]

Nano Nagle Place – History, Calm and Inspiration in Cork City

Cork City Passion Point Shoot

Opened last summer, the Nano Nagle Centre is the new kid on the block on Cork’s eclectic visitor trail and is a must for any visitor looking for something a little different, something beyond the typical museum or gallery experience. The €10.5 million refurbishments of a historic convent and school as a heritage centre serves […]

To The Stars And Back At Blackrock Castle

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Whilst travelling, as much as I love ticking off all the must-do attractions of a city, I always try to find time to do something a bit off-the-beaten-track; something different that won’t necessarily be on every visitor’s list. If you are looking for such an experience here in Cork, Blackrock Castle might be just what […]

Gallivanting in the Glucksman

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“Sad because people say they don’t understand – you don’t need to! Just enjoy!” I like art galleries. I find them peaceful places to while away a couple of hours especially given our recent bout of crazy weather. Yet, one of the things that always frustrate me about visiting exhibitions is the constant search for […]

A Cork Hotel To Add To Your Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list. Some want to swim with dolphins or sharks, others want to learn to play an instrument, then we have the ones who want to travel the world! See the Taj Mahal, go on an African safari, or visit the Egyptian pyramids. However, there is a hidden gem in Cork, Ireland […]

6 Reasons To Celebrate Easter In Cork City

Cork City Tours Open Top Bus at Cork City Gaol, Cork City

One of the most important holidays in Ireland apart from St. Patrick’s day is Easter. As a celebration of new life in all its forms, many choose this time to travel for new adventures or to be closer to family, both of which are great opportunities to get outdoors and partake in some fun activities. […]

5 Must-See Things In Cork City

St Anne's Cathedral, on Cathedral Street Cork City

When guests visit our Cork city hotel I often get asked “what are your favourite things to do in Cork?”. With so many options you can’t always fit them all in over a few days so priortising is necessary and what better way to do this than by asking a local? Below are the five […]