- Free Day for guests to design, choose, and do their own activities
- Optional day trip to Cork City
Explore the city at your leisure. The city that ‘Corkonian’s’ cheerfully refer to as the ‘real capital of Ireland‘. The compact centre is surrounded by interesting waterways and is chock full of great restaurants fed by arguably the best foodie scene in the country.
The River Lee flows around the centre, an island packed with grand Georgian parades, cramped 17th-century alleys and modern masterpieces. St Patrick’s St runs from St Patrick’s Bridge on the North Channel of the Lee, through the city’s main shopping and commercial area, to the Georgian Grand Parade, which leads to the river’s South Channel. North and south of St Patrick’s St lie the city’s most entertaining quarters: webs of narrow streets crammed with pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Cork’s dynamism is reflected in contemporary buildings, bars and arts centres. The best of the city is still happily traditional, though – snug pubs with live-music sessions most of the week, excellent local produce and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals. The tour bus will return to the hotel at 16:30.
7-11 Gala Dinner, Irish Ballad Group, and Dancing