Summer in Cork

5 Things to Do 5 Miles Away

- Posted on: 01/11/2018 -

Holidays and weekends away are a time to relax and have fun. I know when I’m on holidays I don’t want to spend more time than necessary in the car so here are 5 things to do within 5 miles away from Fitzgerald’s Vienna Woods Country House Hotel.

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock castle was once used to protect our county but now transformed to an observatory and science centre where people of all ages can stargaze and learn about the universe. It’s a great attraction to enjoy with loads of things to see. You won’t get bored with planetarium shows, interactive exhibits, guided tours throughout the castle and panoramic views of Cork harbour on offer.

Cork Ghost Tour

Cork Ghost Tour is something different to do while in Cork. You get to see the city in a new and exciting way. They take you on a 1 hour walk through of the city with a mixture of history and local ghost tales. If you want a more interactive history experience with a twist, then this is for you. Hope you’ll enjoy the fright.

Fab Food Trails

For all the foodies this a definite must. Fab Food Trails brings you around Cork City to discover local places that are off the usual route. 2 and half hours spent tasting and learning the culture of Cork City. A local guide will show you some of Corks hidden gems that will not disappoint. You better come hungry because the food will be hard to resist!

Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Institution and regional art museum for Munster. If you enjoy visual arts, both historic and contemporary this is the place to be. With ongoing and changing exhibitions there’s always something new to see or you could come back and see your favourite. That is not all it has to offer with talks, events and learning there’s always something to delve into. Located in the heart of the city it is a critical part our city’s history and culture.


I always enjoy a good show whether it be a panto, drama or comedy. It’s always nice to get dressed up and relax and see a show. Here in Cork both the Everyman Theatre and the Opera House have a broad range of live entertainment to see. 


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