Cork is the largest county in Ireland, known for its association to the Blarney Stone, an ancient bluestone slab. According to a local legend, when kissed, it endows the kisser with the power of eloquence. Visitors come from across the world to visit the Blarney Stone, making Cork one of the most popular regions in Ireland. The area is also home to beautiful beaches (perfect for seaside breaks) and landscapes - holiday cottages in Cork provide a nearby base that allow families and couples to explore the region in comfort.
Cork county is also home to the city of Cork, the second largest city in Ireland, built on the River Lee. A major Irish seaport, the city is home to stunning architecture including City Hall and the English Market. Its known for its diversity and commitment to the arts, particularly music, theatre and dance, as well as having specific local dishes such as crubeens, made from boiled pigs’ feet. If you’re looking for a flavourful taste of Irish culture, holiday cottages in Cork give you a central base, allowing you to soak up as much as you want.
Shopping is also very good in Cork, with a broad mix of modern shopping centres and independent retailers, including high-end boutique shops offering specialist items. And just like Dublin, the city comes alive at night so those looking for a decent night out will not be disappointed with both pubs, bars and clubs available throughout the city centre. Whether you’re heading to the region for a family holiday or a trip with friends, Cork holiday homes are a cost-effective and secure alternative to hotels.