Cork is the capital of the South of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland’s second largest City region located on the banks of the River Lee. The County is a mix of rolling green hills and mountains but also has some of Ireland’s richest pastures in the Golden Vale in the North, with East Cork a region with gentle hills and beautiful beaches. To the south and west of the County, Cork boasts a wild and rugged coastline of rocky headlands, great bays and secret coves warmed by the Gulf Stream, forming an integral part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Cork City is steeped in history and culture since it was founded over 1000 years ago by St Finbarr.
County Cork’s history, landscape and culture is a popular destination, gaining a reputation as one of Ireland’s most attractive seascapes, hosting one of Europe’s hippest city and is cheerfully referred to as ‘the real capital of Ireland’ by locals.
Internationally County Cork is known as the gourmet capital of Ireland and is renowned as a thriving centre for artisan food and drink production. More than 50% of all Irish food and drink companies are located in the region employing approximately 15,000 people. Some of the better known products from the region include O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausages, Clonakilty Black Pudding, Ardsalagh and Gubbeen cheeses. Cork’s culinary flair along with its vibrant cultural scene, is home to places such as The English Market and Ballymaloe. Cork is dynamic; this is reflected in the contemporary buildings, the array of artistic and cultural centres. However Cork is still homely and welcoming with small traditional pubs and live music sessions and a hearty welcome from the locals.
This dynamism, fun and love of heritage and contemporary alike is reflected in the Cork Summer Show, it has been a summer highlight in Cork for over 200 years. Encompassing a creative mix of agriculture, food, music, home, garden, crafts, animal husbandry, entertainment, and retail trade stands, it guarantees to always be a great day out for all the family since 1806.

 

 

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The Clarion Hotel

The Clarion Hotel is Cork’s premier 4 star city centre hotel, superbly overlooking the river lee. The award winning hotel has 198 beautifully designed rooms on offer, a health & spa centre with swimming pool and wifi for guests. The hotel is within walking distance of the City Centre. The hotel is located just over 10 minutes from the Cork Summer Show venue.
The Clarion Hotel

The Blarney Hotel

The Blarney Hotel & Golf Resort is a 4 star resort in a world renowned location, one of the finest in Ireland. The hotel is set amongst 170 acres of the beautiful wooded Shournagh valley. The hotel is also close to the historic town of Blarney and less than 20 minutes drive to the Cork Summer Show venue.
The Blarney Hotel

The Rochestown Park Hotel

The Rochestown Park Hotel is a luxury 4 star hotel in Cork City which has long been recognised as one of Corks Premier hotels. The Rochestown Park Hotel is located near Cork Airport and the City centre. The hotel has 150 bedrooms and suites and an award winning leisure centre, thalassotherapy and beauty centre, restaurants and bars as well as complimentary parking and wifi for guests. The hotel is only 10 minutes drive from the Cork summer show venue.
The Rochestown Park Hotel

The Oriel House Hotel

The Oriel House Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in Ballincollig, with over 75 luxury guestrooms all with space, style & sophistication. The hotel has a range of rooms available to their guests including classic rooms, family rooms and suites. When you stay at the Oriel house you can expect spacious and comfortable beds, high speed wifi at no extra charge and free parking. What makes the Oriel house hotel even better is it is only 10 minutes drive to the Cork summer show venue and 5 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Ballincollig.
The Oriel House Hotel

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