Cork town guide
Cork, the European Capital of Culture in 2005, is situated down in the south west of Ireland, and is washed by the warming waters of the Gulf Stream. Many tourists pass through here on their way from Rosslare or Dun Laoghaire to The Ring of Kerry and beyond. It annually features film and jazz festivals.
Nearby Cobh a pretty town on a hill above the harbour was the last port of call for the doomed Titanic in April 1912.
If you have a rental car you can easily drive to Blarney Castle where kissing the Blarney Stone by tradition brings good and the Irish gift of conversation. Further afield, the great mountains of MacGillycuddy's Reeks draw the traveller to the west coast.
Follow the old distillery trail and learn all about whiskey production at the Jameson Heritage Centre.
Near the southern coast, the West Cork Model Railway Village depicts life as it was in the 1940's.
Back into Cork, the Fota Wildlife Park and Arboretum offer exotic wildlife in open, natural surroundings.