Clarion Hotel Cork
Phone: (353) 21 4224900
Fax: (353) 21 4224901
Kennedy Park in Cork was named after President John F Kennedy who visited the park in 1963. It is used by locals for walking in the morning and evenings. Trees have been planted to provide shade and conserve nature. There used to be a children's area that was removed due to security threats. Plans are underway for reconstruction of the play-area.
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.
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.
Richard Beamish Cricket Grounds or the Mardyke Cricket Ground is located in the Mardyke area of Cork. Built in 1874, it is a historic stadium. Sir WG Grace was a well known cricketer who played here. It is used by the Cork County Cricket Club. There are practice nets, a cricket pavilion as well as spectator's area with an overhead shade.
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!