Top Things to do with your other half in Cork

22 June, 2017

Visiting Cork for Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular this July? Make sure to explore and enjoy the delights that 'Ireland's real capital' has to offer.

Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular is proud to be at the maritime gateway of Ireland’s Ancient East path. 

It is this special union of times gone by and story-telling that creates true magic for the ultimate unforgettable experience. Ireland’s Ancient East offers tourists a chance to peel back the layers of time and experience 5,000 years of European history in a compact area, all starting in Cork. Read more about Ireland's Ancient East here

To aid you in your Ancient East discovery and make sure you have the best experience in Cork possible, Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular has put together a ‘Top 5 Things’ for you to see and do with your other half during your stay in Cork.

1. The Oliver Plunkett - The quirky side of Cork


The Oliver Plunkett is a traditional Irish Pub, located on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City. If you are looking for great live music in Cork then the Oliver Plunkett is the place to be! A go-to destination bar for interesting and quirky historical and current facts about Cork and Ireland. The walls are lined with poems, pictures and paintings ranging from Michael Collins to John F. Kennedy’s visit to Cork in the 60', to Rory Gallagher and Johnny Rotten to name a few.


2. Movie Junction- A night at the Drive-in


Looking for  that nostalgic 1950’s drive-in cinema experience? Then Movie Junction awaits you under the stars seven nights a week just minutes from Cork City. A cheap and cheerful way to spend date night watching the latest movies from the comfort of your own car and treating yourself cinema treats!



3. Ballycotton Lighthouse - Ballycotton Bay and beyond!


Visit the picturesque Ballycotton Lighthouse to round off the day. A 10-seater passenger ferry will transport you to the unspoilt and previously inaccessible Ballycotton Island on a magical visit to one of the only two black lighthouses in Ireland. Guides will accompany you up the lighthouse tower and onto the bright red lantern balcony to enjoy breathtaking views of Ballycotton Bay and beyond!


4. SailCork- Set sail on the Cobh


Cork Harbour is an amazing location for watersports. It is the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney Harbour in Australia) So why not go sailing in the picturesque East Ferry near the historical town of Cobh. SailCork is ran by Eddie English who has been teaching sailing since 1969 and is one of the most experienced instructors in the sport. Whether you choose kayaking, yachting, powerboating or dinghy sailing, there’s plenty to keep you both enthralled and entertained! The water awaits you, find out more


5. Cork Midsummer Festival - Embrace your creativity


Cork's largest arts festival takes place in venues and unusual locations across the city and county. Enjoy a summer explosion of exciting arts events on the banks of the Lee!

It provides high-quality arts events, both national and international, for audiences of all ages and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Don't miss the enormous range of site-specific performances, art installations, workshops, club nights, lectures and readings, and much, much more, it’s truly one-of-a-kind!


That wraps up our top ‘5 things to see and do with the other half’ on your visit to Cork. For more information and ideas for things to do go to and to plan your amazing trip to Cork and it’s fabulous City.