Beyond the city
Beyond the city limits, you’ll find Titanic history, epic castles and pretty seaside towns are easily within reach. One of the most popular daytrips from Cork is to Cobh, a beautiful seaport town with a bittersweet history. Once the main port of emigration from Ireland, Cobh was the last port of call for Titanic and the story is magnificently told in the Titanic Experience in the old White Star Line offices.
A totally different side of Ireland’s history is contained within Blarney Castle, a medieval stronghold a short drive from the city. There are dungeons, gardens, caves and a lake walk to enjoy, as well as the famous Blarney Stone, which, when kissed, imparts the gift of eloquence… apparently. To explore more of the county’s food, head to Kinsale, famous for its seafood. Take lunch in the Fishy Fishy Café, walk out to the 17th century Charles Fort or play a round of golf at the stunning Old Head Golf Links.