Clarion Hotel Cork
Phone: (353) 21 4224900
Fax: (353) 21 4224901
The second largest city in Ireland, Cork is vibrant and full of color. With many places of interest here this city is a top destination and is well promoted and a tourist hot spot. Cork also boasts for a great gastronomical sense with the various restaurants and bars around. A city rich in culture there are many museums, theatres and galleries offering visitors a true sense of the culture and history of Cork.
River's Edge Fitness Center offers facilities to suit just about everyone. It's open seven days a week and houses an extensive range of fitness equipment. The center offers free of charge computerized fitness assessments, personal training and daily fitness and aerobic classes. For the girls, there is a private "ladies only" gym. And if that's not enough, this BUPA-approved center offers a Think Light weight management program. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Unlike what the name suggests, Douglas Street Cabs are not confined to metropolitan Douglas. Not only do they provide guided tours around Cork County but also tours of entire Ireland. Taxis range from lustrous corporate limousines to tourist vans. You can either go by the meter or opt for their hourly rates. Separate golf and fishing tours are also arranged.
Surviving the vagaries of time, Shandon is a historic suburb of Cork that still carries imprints of the events gone by. A walk through this area is sure to take you back in time. Filled with churches, museums and buildings like the Butter Exchange Complex and the Crawford Gallery. The tourist information offices provide brochures for self-guided walks through the area.
Be it inner city, traveling from destination A to B or entire tours altogether, Cork Taxi Co-Op is there at your service any time you want. Pick ups are available directly from the airport saving one's time. With corporate heavy-weights like Motorola Pfizer, Apple, etc trusting them for their efficiency, there is no shortage of recommendations.
Also famous as the North Cathedral, Cork Cathedral or North Chapel, the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne has a deeply-connected history with the city. It is located in the north of the city. Built in 1808, it is the present seat of the Bishop of Ross and Cork. In 1964, the cathedral was renovated and a tower was added to the structure. Later, in 1996, renovations and repainting were again carried out.
A part of Cork, The Lough is a small suburb in the South. There is a freshwater lake here called The Lough. It is an important nature reserve where one can find plenty of water birds. carp, eel, rudd and tench are the popular fish found in the waters. the area is a haven for bird-watchers and anglers.
The Glen is an affluent neighborhood of Cork, that used to be a glacial valley during the prehistoric age called Glen River Park. There was a large fertilizer factory also in the 1850s. Later, when the factory closed, the land was converted into a residential area. The suburb has dense woodlands and wetlands where one can spot many species of birds.
Mardyke near the city center is an important area of Cork. It is on the banks of the River lee and used to be an open area. The University college Cork, Cork Public Museum and Mardyke Cricket Ground are located here. The area used to be a marshland in the olden days. It was drained and then landscaped to form the suburb.
There are hardly enough adjectives to describe the luxury of this newest of complexes. You can sit in the outdoor hot tub admiring the Lee Fields, take a swim in the twenty meter pool, go for a work-out in the spacious gym and relax in the jacuzzi, all before taking silver service tea in the hotel proper. And if you're not done with pampering yourself, take time out to have your hair done, have a massage, get a manicure or whatever you fancy in the beauty salon. It's free to hotel residents, otherwise membership is required.
There's no excuse for not staying in shape at this center. Not only do they have a fully-equipped gym, aerobics sessions (morning, noon and evening), a sauna and plunge pool, they can also offer nutritional advice and create an individual program just for you. Fully qualified staff will discuss your needs and tailor a program to suit your lifestyle. Call to arrange a tour and consultation.
The largest livestock auctioneers in Ireland, Cork Marts organizes large scale auctions. A prominent co-operative establishment in the farming scene, cork marts has a member count of more than 10,000. A huge number of cattle is traded every year and they even export the cattle to other countries. The facility has been a helping hand for the farmers over the years by providing more trading opportunities and business scope.