Clarion Hotel Cork
Phone: (353) 21 4224900
Fax: (353) 21 4224901
Lapps Quay, Cork, IE
- Phone: (353) 21 4224900
- Fax: (353) 21 4224901
If you're stressed out and are looking for some way to escape the strain and just relax for a while, perhaps a visit here is what's required. It's possible to delve seriously into the philosophy of hatha yoga or simply reap the benefits of the relaxing atmosphere while learning and practicing your asanas under the tutelage and dulcet tones of the experienced teachers. It's a good idea to ring and book well in advance if you wish to do an advanced course. If you're just in town for a short while, there may be a weekend session to suit you, open evening classes take place each Wednesday during the summer.
The pitch and putt devotee will really enjoy a day out here. Douglas Pitch and Putt Club has a loyal and enthusiastic membership and offers friendly coaching to all members both new and old. The 18-hole course is both fun and challenging, with well engineered obstacles such as bunkers, mounds and trees. If you don't wish to become a member, green fees are available to the public at very reasonable rates.
Running parallel to the estuary, close to a wildlife sanctuary, this course offers a magnificent setting for a round of golf. The eighteen-hole course is open seven days a week from 8:30a until dark, so you can play all day long if you like. If you didn't bring your clubs to Cork, not to worry, as all necessary equipment is available for hire. Visitors are also welcome to avail of the other facilities, including a full bar and restaurant. Access is possible from all main routes including the recently opened Lee Tunnel.
With AIRE and Bord Failte approval, Hop Island Equestrian Centre offers an unparalleled experience. All ages and levels are welcome to enjoy the facilities, which include floodlit indoor and outdoor arenas. Qualified instruction is available to help you improve your show jumping or dressage skills. For the bold and the brave, there's a very challenging cross-country course or, if you prefer, leisurely beach rides are also possible.
This is probably one of the finest mature parkland courses in the region. It's an 18-hole course with some interesting and challenging water features on the back nine. There's also a club hire and caddie service. The dress code is smartly casual. It gets rather busy, so booking is advisable particularly on Tuesdays and weekends. Snacks, lunch and dinner are available from 10a onwards.
Greybrook offers an excellent service to the equestrian enthusiast and is both AIRE and AIRC approved. Whatever your level of ability, there are activities to suit everyone. There are indoor and outdoor arenas, as well as a cross-country course for the more adventurous. If you wish to improve your show jumping techniques, you couldn't find a more suitable venue, Greybrook specializes in this area. Qualified instruction is provided, and there is also the opportunity to join the Adults Riding Club. The school is closed on Sundays for competitions.
Just a few minutes' drive from Cork city, in the heart of a 780-acre estate, sits Fota Island Golf Club. It's a traditionally styled par 71 championship course; the natural beauty of the woodland setting is woven into the design of each hole. After you pick up your ball on the final green, you can make your way to the clubhouse and enjoy a cool drink in Spike Bar or something more substantial in Nibbicks Restaurant. Green fees varies by season. Named Course of the Year by the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA).
This highly regarded riding school has both AIRE and Bord Failte approval to recommend it. There is a wide range of facilities including floodlit indoor and outdoor arenas, a full set of showjumping fences, and a cross country course for the more adventurous. Livery facilities can also be availed of. Disabled riders, adults and children are all catered for. The staff are fully qualified and eager for you to enjoy your visit.
With over thirty years of experience, this shop is the one to approach for all fishing necessities. Whether on-shore or off, you'll find what you're looking for here can help out. It's possible to hire a boat, tackle, and safety clothing here. There's a full accessory service; they can also supply you with bait. Whatever you and your party decide, you'll have the back up of a mobile personalize support unit plus a few choice tips on how to actually catch a few fish!
Any better way to spend some quality time with your friends!? Enjoy yourself karting in Ireland's largest outdoor facility. There's no need to worry when it gets dark either as the course is floodlit. It's open seven days a week and could be the perfect venue for an office party or a stag night. There are even special rates available for group bookings. Safety equipment is provided and there are qualified instructors on hand to tell you where the brakes are, as if you'll be needing them!!
Established in 1720, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is one of the oldest in the world and has a fine tradition behind it. Situated at Crosshaven, just inside the mouth of Cork Harbor, it enjoys a mild temperate climate due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The port facilities include marinas, moorings, fueling and supplies. The club itself is involved in all branches of sailing activity, with members competing at the highest levels. The clubhouse has a bar and restaurant, while the club office offers phone, fax, e-mail and mail holding facilities.
Cork Powerboat and Waterski Club is ideally located just a few miles from Cork city in the Lee Valley. For the beginner or expert, there are plenty of opportunities to weight board or slalom ski on picturesque Dripsey Lake, which is also an international tournament site. Contact Barry or Eileen to make an appointment. Professional equipment in the form of Correct Craft Skiboats are available and professional coaching is given by friendly and attentive staff.