Cork holidays

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Ireland: life under one of the harshest lockdowns in the world
‘The mood was edgy, even a little paranoid …’ As Ireland moves out of lockdown, our writer recounts what it’s been like over the past year

Philip Watson

03, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'No Fiat 500 techno!': why electronic music in Cork is popping off
A crop of hyper-imaginative producers like Lighght, Ellll and those on the Flood label all emanate from Ireland’s ‘rebel city’ – but can it hold on to them?

Colin Gannon

22, Jan, 2020 @12:22 PM

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A local’s guide to Cork, Ireland: top 10 tips
The Republic’s second city may be small but it packs a big punch when it comes to the arts, food and having a good time

Mary Hickson, interviewed by Laura Barton

02, Dec, 2019 @6:30 AM

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'Instant calm to the soul': the magic of Cape Clear, Ireland
Whether in search of peace, or adventure, this tiny County Cork island is a haven for escapists

Anne Griffin

19, May, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Ireland’s Alcatraz: Spike Island in Cork
The former fort and notorious prison in Cork harbour, once known as ‘Hell on Earth’, has become an award-winning attraction

Philip Watson

19, Mar, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Lisa McInerney on Cork: ‘If cities have characters then this one’s a brilliant brat’
From student life to clubby nights out … how Cork city inspired the author to write

Lisa McInerney

10, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Beara of glad tidings: south-west Ireland’s other great peninsula
The Beara peninsula is less popular than nearby honeypots such as the Ring of Kerry – and all the better for it, says Philip Watson, who discovers rugged scenery, stone circles and great little bars

Philip Watson

14, Mar, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Cork city guide: what to see, plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants
Ireland’s ‘rebel city’ is often just a starting point for exploring the rugged west, but with 24 annual festivals, a cracking food scene and great pubs, there are plenty of reasons to linger

Robert Hull

22, Oct, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Great gigs – plus fresh fruit and veg: tune in to Cork's magical bar
Cork bar and shop, Levis Corner House, in Ballydehob, has kept locals in stout and groceries for 100 years – now it also provides musical entertainment

Ken Griffin

29, Jun, 2016 @11:33 AM

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Kayaking in County Cork, Ireland: a glow in the dark adventure

From a kayak at dusk, Kevin Rushby watches one of nature's wonders turn the waters of Ireland's Lough Hyne to glittering quicksilver

Kevin Rushby

11, Apr, 2014 @8:00 PM

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Ireland's best pubs and music bars

To celebrate St Patrick's Day we pick the best places in Ireland for a pint and live music, from bustling Dublin bars to hideaways in Donegal

Patricia Campbell

17, Mar, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Cine-files: Triskel Christchurch, Cork

Every week we ask a reader to tell us about where they go to watch films. Here's Ronan Doyle on a cinema in a deconsecrated church

Ronan Doyle

20, Nov, 2012 @10:15 AM

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