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City Jogging Tours 

City Jogging Irish Tours offers guided fun running and sightseeing tours for individuals, families, groups and corporate events through the streets and parks of Cork city, accommodating the needs of both visiting and local runners. The pace is tailored to suit the group and our motto is to have fun while we run. 

Whether you want to get fit or just want to see the city in a fun, unique way then we have a tour to everyone’s needs. The Lonely Planet Guide voted Cork City “one of the top 10 places to visit in 2010”. A wonderful and well deserved accolade for a beautiful city.

Cork Day Tours

The Cork Day Tours team is made up of a group of people who are passionate about all things Cork. Because we love where we live and work, we want to be able to share some of that with everyone who visits the City & County.

But it’s not just Cork, we are also surrounded by other fascinating regions too that offer dramatic scenery, colourful history, adrenaline filled sports and so much more. They offer a wide variety of things to do for all the family from shark fishing to a West Cork Pub trai.

http://corkdaytours.ie/en/

 

Fab Food Trails Cork

If you are a self proclaimed foodie this is definitely a good day out in Cork for you..The Cork Trail is a relaxed but highly-focused walking tour with an engaging and experienced guide. It appeals to a broad range of people from enthusiastic foodies to those who want to see and taste the best of Cork.

Fab Food Trails bring people to places that are off the usual food route and our tastings are generous and frequent. They visit different markets, cheesemongers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers and more and meet the people who produce some of the best food in Ireland. As you stroll, they point out the interesting architecture along the way and give a little of the history of the city.

http://www.fabfoodtrails.ie/cork-tasting-trail/

 

Trabolgan

Trabolgan is a real treat for any family day out. Trabolgen is situated on a picturesque 140-acre estate in beautiful East Cork, Trabolgan Holiday Village is well known for its magical surroundings and excellent facilities. The facilities available in Trabolgen are as follows: Sub Tropical Wave Pool, Live Entertainment Venues, Kids Clubs, 18 hole pitch & putt, Crazy golf, 3 kids play areas, Badminton and Tennis Courts, Astroturf Soccer Pitch and Sports Hall. Trabolgan Adventure Sports, Go-Kart Tracks, Fitness Room and Beauty / Relaxation Rooms, Arcade.

Phone Number: 021 4661551
Address: Trabolgan, Middleton, Co Cork.

www.trabolgan.com

Approx. Distance from Fitzgearlds Vienna Woods hotel: 20 miles / 32 kilometers

Go to the Dunkettle roundabout; take the 2nd exit at the roundabout. Take the N25 the Dunkettle Interchange and you will see the Signposted Rosslare, Waterford. Take that road. On the R630 take the Junction with R630 which is the 3rd exit at roundabout and which is Signposted Whitegate, On the R630 Drive Past Ballinacurra, Saleen and Rostellan (Rosie's pub) Keep Follow signs through Whitegate for Gyleen and Roche's Point until you come to Trabolgan Adventure Centre

Approx. Time:. 30 minutes.

Distance from Fitzgearlds Vienna Woods Hotel: 25 kilometers

 

Fota Island Cork

www.fotawildlife.ie

Fota Wildlife Park is one of Ireland’s most famous wildlife park. In this rural setting one can view rare and endangered species of wildlife in surroundings which have been developed as close as possible to there natural environments. There is a variety of animals that come from all over the world such as, giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys, elephants and many more. There is more than 70 acres of open countryside to explore where you will come face to face with animals wandering freely.

Directions:

Fota Wildlife park is easily accessible by train and car from all over Ireland as it located just 10 minutes from Cork City. Fota Wildlife Park is situated 10km east of Cork city, just off the N25. Take the Cobh exit (R22) follow the sign for Fota Wildlife Park and the entrance to the park is just before Belvelly Bridge. There is a direct rail service to Fota Wildlife park station. Cork to Fota only 15 minutes. The train connects to intercity trains to Dublin Fota is only 15 minutes from Cork Airport Distance from Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel: 15 Kilometers Approx Time: 15 minutes

 

The English Market 

The English market is an indoor market origins of the market can be traced back to James 1st in 1610 but the present building dates from 1786 which was built in Grande Parade to sell meat, fresh fruit and vegetables. The English Market is still in operation today and is one of the highlights of any visit to Cork. Nowadays the meat, fruit and vegetables stand side by side with gourmet food sellers specialising in all sorts of olives, pates, cheeses, pastas and oriental food. The English Market has entrances on Princes Street, Patrick Street and the Grand Parade.

The market is open from it is always bustling and is well worth strolling through it to take in the atmosphere and the smells as well as admiring the beautiful structure. One of Ireland's top restaurants the Farm Gate restaurant is located on the upstairs with balconies overlooking the nineteenth century fountain by the Princes Street entrance.Located on a first-floor terrace in the English Market, the Farmgate Café serves superb value lunches that often use ingredients sourced from the stalls below. The menu includes traditional Cork delicacies such as tripe and onions with drisheen (a type of black pudding made from sheep's blood), plus Irish lamb stew, seafood chowder, salads and open sandwiches. Best to sit on one of the stools that line the balcony and watch the market activity below.

 

Midleton

Midleton is located on the main Cork Waterford road and its just 12 kilometres east of Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods hotel. Midleton is the vibrant centre of East Cork surrounded by quaint villages and renowned for food and lively pubs. Traditionally Midleton is the main market town of the area located in the heart of a rich agricultural hinder land. Visitors to the town have a variety of shops to choose from such as designer fashion to hand made linen. There are many antique shops as well as the culinary delights of the gastronomic market which is held every Saturday and numerous other food outlets. Midleton Farmers Market The Midleton market sells local seasonal produce.

The variety of produce is amazing and of course most abundant during the growing season. There is an extensive selection of fresh fruit and vegetables including fresh organic produce. There are freshly baked breads, scones, cakes, biscuits, jam and chutney. There is a very tempting array of Irish Farmhouse Cheeses, smoked fish, shellfish, fresh pasta and olives. One of Irelands most famous chefs Darina Allen makes a regular appearance at the farmers market and she sells delicious homemade jams, bread etc.

Opening Details: Open every Saturday from 10am – 1.30pm

Location: Hospital Road, Midleton To get there take the first exit from the roundabout and its located directly beside the Supervalue that will be facing you.

Old Midleton Distillery

Midleton is probably most famously known by the famous Old Midleton Distillery which is home to Jameson Whiskey. The Jameson tour commences with an audio visual presentation. Guests accompanied by a tour guide follow the OLD Distillery Trail through various historic and architecturally unique buildings. The visitor can encounter restored machinery and dramatic recreations of the steps of whiskey production. Each visit ends in the Jameson Bar with an Irish whiskey tasting session where you will have the opportunity of becoming a qualified Irish whiskey taster with a presentation diploma. Afterwards you can relax in the restaurant which specialises in country farmhouse fare or perhaps have a browse in the gift shop and craft shop.