Travel Blogs from Cork, Ireland

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Ring O' Kerry, Bantry, Ireland travel blog

Ring O' Kerry

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... drivers Lou & Des with many winding roads uphill and down. I would have to recommend The Ring of Kerry to any visitor to Ireland. Our stay in a Caravan Park in Ballylickey was a lucky find as we danced, sang and laughed the night away in the local pub ...

Overnight with Shielagh and Dennis, Kinsale, Ireland travel blog

Overnight with Shielagh and Dennis

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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As night doesn't actually fall until about 10pm here we have plenty of time to look for overnight stops. We arrived at Kinsale with no room at any inn so we travelled along the coast to a great looking spot near a dairy farm. Lou checked with Shielagh ...

They Speak English Here?, Cork, Ireland travel blog

They Speak English Here?

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... to pay. So we were on our way through Waterford (home of Waterford Crystals) to the south coast and on toward Cork. The one problem of driving through Ireland is it always takes maddeningly long to get anywhere. For one, it seems like all of the non-four ...

Kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland travel blog

Kinsale

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... It was a nice break on our drive and apparently a popular place of escape for people from the cities in southern Ireland (see pictures). OK Kinsale.  Our B&B is situated along the gorgeous coastal highway isolated from just about everything but ...

Loving Ireland's History, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Loving Ireland's History

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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I decided to get out of Ireland's second largest city today (Cork, popn 180 000) and explore the surrounding countryside on the recommendation of a local I met last night at the Instinct Bar. He recommended that I drive to Kilseny... one of Ireland's ...

Still in Cork, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Still in Cork

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... though its been 3 hours since I last ate. It's interesting to see how the quality of accommodation affects you. As I travel through Ireland next week, I think I think I will splurge a little more on B and Bs given that my mood as of late hasn't been the ...

Ring of Kerry Tour and SUN!!, Blarney, Ireland travel blog

Ring of Kerry Tour and SUN!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... drove around the island. It was a very sunny and absolutely beautiful day out, which we counted ourselves lucky for being in Ireland and all.  We went to a granite quarry and climbed a huge hill to get a better view of the surrounding. ...

Exploring the big(ish) city of Cork, Killarney to Cork, Ireland travel blog

Exploring the big(ish) city of Cork

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... be any room for new buildings. In some places the new buildings do look a bit crowded in between the old ones. Cork: The second biggest city in Ireland, right down at the bottom end of the country. I was a bit nervous about being in a big(ish) city ...

A few Irish suprises in Cork, Cork, Ireland travel blog

A few Irish suprises in Cork

A travel blog entry by zento

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... Cork and, hopefully, dinner and a pint.   One thing you must keep in mind if you ever go to Ireland: it's expensive.  And Cork being the second largest city in Ireland was also expensive.  After a brief walking tour of the Cork's ...

Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... in dates from the 1500s to the current century... one family had centuries attached to it. I am thoroughly enjoying exploring Ireland's history. I'm in Cork now and it definitely has a much better feel to it. The hostel I'm staying at is ...

A Kiss for the Gift of Gab, Cork, Ireland travel blog

A Kiss for the Gift of Gab

A travel blog entry by zento

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... peculiarly shaped moss covered rocks forming a cave called the Witches Kitchen.  It is believed the first settlers of Ireland dwelled in these caves.   Ed and I explored the glade and its extravagant vegetation within every corner and nook, ...

Cork pin, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Cork pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Cork ...

Festive town south of Ireland, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Festive town south of Ireland

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... ; started drinking ourselves silly.  Haha, funny thing - we didnt exactly have a fridge to cool our drinks in, but because were in Ireland, and its so bloody cold at night, we had a window seal on an angle.  Not a big window seal, so we managed ...

Corked, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Corked

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... is only 240ish K's back to Dublin, but with the way the roads are here, it took around three and a half hours, and this being Ireland, it also pissed down on the way back !!! And was this the equal of Dublin? Well it was loads smaller, but the prices ...

Busy Cork, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Busy Cork

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... finding a bed. I've scored a 15 euro dorm bed in Cork for tomorrow night, before I leave for the north-west coast of Ireland. I'm really glad that I've booked my flight back to Perth now... I think I may be nearing the end of my trip because I lack ...

The Angel's Trumpet, Cork, Ireland travel blog

The Angel's Trumpet

A travel blog entry by zento

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... , always under the impression that Northern Ireland (UK) was Protestant and the rest of Ireland (EU) was Catholic.   So I was surprised to learn that Cork had a Protestant Cathedral.   Everyone knows the violent history which surrounds Ireland with ...

South West of Ireland, Cork, Ireland travel blog

South West of Ireland

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Cork Kinsale Skibbereen Baltimore Ballydehob ...

Put a Cork in it, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Put a Cork in it

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... in so was starting on the back foot. As it turns out, this enabled me to continue my flawless sunny run in Ireland as the sun broke through literally as I stepped out the front door. Unfortunately, my limited edition Canadian Club sunglasses had become ...

Kissing The Stone, Blarney, Ireland travel blog

Kissing The Stone

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... but there was one that I remember, and I always wanted to go there. It was about a pig that couldn't talk, and he was in Ireland, so his Dad did the only thing that he knew which could start him speaking, so he made the boy kiss the Blarney Stone. ...

South coast, Fermoy, Ireland travel blog

South coast

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... away fish and chips and meat pie. This whole day had been a very unsatisfactory food day. *We have noticed on our travels around Ireland that instead of having names like "The Fox and Hounds" or "The King's Arms", all the pubs, restaurants and shops are ...

Kissing Fools!, Blarney, Ireland travel blog

Kissing Fools!

A travel blog entry by worldwidenurse

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... early and headed to Blarney! Now Blarney is very exciting to me as it is where Blarney Castle is, and ever since I first heard about Ireland and the kissing of the Blarney stone I have wanted to try it, so it is rather monumental to be here! For those who ...

St. Patrick's Weekend!, Cork, Ireland travel blog

St. Patrick's Weekend!

A travel blog entry by ckaczma

Ah yes, St. Paddy's in Ireland! I decided to stay here in Cork and see the local celebrations...many of my friends went up to Dublin for the celebration up there. Either way, the craic was fantastic...they do celebrate it over here. I feel that the Dublin ...

The Emerald Isle, Cork (Southwestern Ireland), Ireland travel blog

The Emerald Isle

A travel blog entry by jiyen1213

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... this morning, I can finally relax. In between all the action, I was able to take a brief trip out to SW Ireland, to Counties Cork and Kerry. The entire trip was a bit unpredictable, but I must say it was probably one of the least hassle-free trips I ...

First  few days here, Cork, Ireland travel blog

First few days here

A travel blog entry by akreyling

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Saturday was a very nice day, did not rain and but was a little chilly. Our whole group had to meet up by one of the dorms and walk to the city centre together for a scavenger hunt around the city. It was fun and a good way to get to know where we will ...

The Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, and back to Cork., Cork, Ireland travel blog

The Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, and back to Cork.

A travel blog entry by mulligan.kyle

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... but as you can imagine, life is tough when you're traveling through Europe. Only kidding of course. So, I decided to stay in Ireland for another week or so and have seen quite possibly the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I have a feeling that my ...

Pre trip Planning, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Pre trip Planning

A travel blog entry by sharor

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4 days to take off........ The backpacks are packed and we are getting the final few bits ready for our 9 month trip around the world.  I am nervous about the unknown but I woke this morning and felt a huge pang of excitement - it's really starting ...

Kissing the Blarney Stone, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Kissing the Blarney Stone

A travel blog entry by tmarooch

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Our journey continued from Cahir through the southern part of Ireland, where we passed through Cork on our way to Blarney Castle and the famed Blarney Stone. I was more than a bit disappointed that we did not get to spend any time in Cork, as I have ...

Round Ireland with 2 kids, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Round Ireland with 2 kids

A travel blog entry by croixfamily

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... on there were no hotel rooms available in London so we spent the night in the airport. The next morning we arrived in Ireland, rented a car, and drove straight to Blarney castle. Oddly, while waling to the castle I ran into a former student of ...

Directionally Challenged, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Directionally Challenged

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... his brother married an Australian girl and has lived there for 15 years, but he hates Australia and was excited to get back to Ireland, no offense.  Near midnight (was that all?), we taxied back to our hostel and slept for a solid nine hours.  ...

Mizen head was closed...damn!, Crookhaven, Ireland travel blog

Mizen head was closed...damn!

A travel blog entry by joergenmaria

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