February and a weekend in Cork City

February and a weekend in Cork City

I suppose everything time I have a group visiting Cork and particularly knowing the weather conditions will be wet and not great for most outdoor activities. I tend to feel a little bit anxious about my client's planned itinerary. However, I must stress, the weather conditions and what to expect during that period is high on the agenda each time we talked about the pending trip. 

You should know that before anyones plans a visit to Ireland during the winter months and if the weather happens to be poor. There are plenty of things to do once you have planned accordingly. Which we did!

Day 1. 
Arriving on the morning Aerlingus flight from London, a quick walk through security and they met with their chauffeur in the arrivals area in Cork Airport. Then they gathered their luggage and off to Hayfield Manor to check into their rooms.
The second stop of the day was at the Jameson Experience in Midleton County Cork with is just 15 minutes from the city centre. They enjoyed an hour long guided tour of the Old Distillery and sampled the various Jameson whiskeys on offer. The whiskey tasting can take a few minutes and you can try some before or after the tour, which they did both! If you are a whiskey lover, you should not miss the Jameson experience!

Whiskey tasting at the Jameson Experience, Midleton

Also this weekend, the big rugby match between England and Ireland was not to be missed. However trying to find a pub space to sit and watch the match was proving a tough task around Oliver Plunkett Street. But they found refuge and a TV in one of Cork’s heritage pubs “The Crane Lane Theatre”

Following the excitement of Rob Kearney’s try and the disappointment of Danny Care’s try, the night was finished by a delightful evening at Jacques Restaurant.

Day 2.
As I had mentioned the weather was not great, the overcast and wind swept climate did not put off this gang! They ventured to Cobh to meet with Dr Michael Martin for a 45 minute walking historical tour around the town. They enjoyed his historical stories immensely, which was from how Cobh got named and about Annie Moore, the 1st immigrant ever to be processed in Ellis Island. 

Sunday lunch was enjoyed at one of Kinsale's finest restaurants, Fishy Fishy. The menu was filled with a whole host of great dishes and I believe their favourite on the day was the grilled hake. 

The rest of the day was spent back at Hayfield Manor enjoying a nice glass of Pomerol and playing a card game called GOLF. 

That night, they headed down town Cork City and had the most relaxing dinner at Market Lane. They did finish their last night dancing in Readens night club and I believe they made it home in the early hours of Monday morning. 

Day 3. 
Finally, after a relaxing weekend of sightseeing, history tours and the best of casual dining Cork has to offer. They took a golf lesson at John Dooley PGA before departing for Cork Airport and flew back to London... Until the next time, they suggested a game of golf Old Head Golf links and Cork Cork Club. But it was an easy and enjoyable weekend for my new friends in Cork...  

This itinerary includes two nights B&B, golf lessons, chauffeured driven car and entries into the Jameson experience. This price ranges from €420.00 to €1,200 per person depending on accommodation standards, car rental verse chauffeured driven car, golf lessons or not. 

If you have any questions or if you would like to get in contact with us, please feel free to use the following information and we would be delighted to talk with you  

John Dooley PGA
Email: info@conciergegolf.ie
Office Tel: +353212409110 
Web: www.conciergegolf.ie and www.johndooleypga.ie 

Annie Moore leaving Cobh for Eillis Island

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