CONFERENCE TOURS

We are pleased to offer the following tours as part of the delegate & accompanying guest packages – please ensure that you indicate that you would like to attend the tour(s) when you register online. Transport for both tours will be provided by Cork Airport.

Cork Walking Tour/Cork Tasting Trail

Monday 15 May - 14.00 - 17.00 - Tour for Delegates & Accompanying Guests

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

The Trails are the ideal way for visitors and locals who want to experience the best of Cork, the Food Capital!  The gentle 2.5-3 hour culinary walk has lots of stops (and yes, the English Market is one of those stops, but there are lots of others too!) with frequent, generous tasking along the way.  We point out good places for lunch, dinner or a pint, though after all the tastings, you won’t need lunch for a little while after this tour!  www.fabfoodtrails.ie/cork-tasting-trail

Tour of Cobh/Titanic Trail

Tuesday 16 May - 10.00 - 13.00 - Tour for Accompanying Guests

This fascinating guided walking tour explores the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic.  Participants are taken by specially trained guides to re-live a Titanic timeline journey through the historic town of Cobh.  The vista of the town remains the same as it was on the day the Titanic’s passengers embarked from the Port of Cork. The tour recounts many interesting facts about the Titanic, the Titanic’s history and it’s association with Cobh, from when it departed on its last fateful journey. www.titanic.ie/tours/the-titanic-trail 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Other activities that you might like to consider during your visit could include:

Historic Walking Tour of Kinsale – 1.5 Hours

Stroll and sit with Don Herlihy and Barry Moloney to enjoy a colourful story of Kinsale down the ages from Medieval walled town to the sinking of the Lusitania. Strategic naval base during the conflict for New World treasure when a pound of cloves fetched two head of cattle and the island of Manhattan was once swapped for a tiny one of nutmeg!

Beachhead for the last Spanish Armada leading to The Battle of Kinsale in 1601. Star Forts stronghold described by Charles II as ‘a place of Great resort for His Majesty’s ships of War’. Sailing port for Dampier and Robinson Crusoe and such a hub for fleets as to lead one 17th c. observer to describe Kinsale as ‘laying in the road of the Chieftest trade in all the Worlde’.   www.historicstrollkinsale.com

Golf at Fota Island Resort

The outstanding natural landscapes of Fota Island Golf Club offer a golfing experience that’s simply unmatched in Ireland, let alone Cork.  The golf club boasts three championship standard golf course configurations – the original Deerpark (Par 71), Belvelly (Par 72) and Barryscourt (Par 73). The championship Cork golf club was proud host to the 2001, 2002 and 2014 Irish Open. In 2011 & 2012, the golf club also hosted the PGA Europro Audi Cork Irish Masters. Play through our gorgeous woodlands and vistas across three traditional yet challenging courses, or sharpen your game with some practice at our Academy, then relax and eat in our uniquely designed Clubhouse. www.fotaisland.ie/championship-cork-golf-club