be careful leaving your car in cork airport car park, rates are a rip off! ive been caught once or twice, leave your car in the long term car park , not the short term!
expect to pay anytjing up to 35- 40 euro for leaving your car for 2 to 3 days , you have been warned!
Unique Suggestions: ask for parking daily rates, long term versus short term car park rates e.t.c
Fun Alternatives: get a hackney(cheaper form of taxi) to and from the airport , their numbers can be found in the yellow pages
The ferry terminal for Cork is 10 miles south, next to a small village, Ringaskiddy. It is a large waiting area lounge with a TV.
There is NO currency facilities, the Bureau de Change closed for good and the nearest cashpoint machine is 5 miles away in the next town. So if, like me, you arrive with no Euros, things look bleak!
However, what the staff at the desk don't tell you is that the driver of the coach to Cork usually accepts British money too!! In my case, the taxi driver told me this when we were already well on our way to Cork!!!
Unique Suggestions: Ask the driver of the special Cork bus if s/he will take other currencies.
Fun Alternatives: (a) Walk five miles with your luggage to Carrigaline for the cashpoint.
(b) Steal a boat and row the couple of miles to Cobh
(c) Stay for the duration of your holiday in a remote TV lounge with no food
Taxi Drivers rip you off if you are from the US - Check out the cost from the Airport to the City !!!!!!!!!!!
Unique Suggestions: DO NOT TAKE YOUR CAR THERE !
THE CITY STREETS ARE A DISGRACE TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITY !
DO NOT DRIVE TO PASSAGE WEST - THE ROAD CONDITION IS SO BAD THAT IT IS A DEATH TRAP !
Fun Alternatives: Visit Bagdad !!! At least after the war the roads are in better condition.
Off the Beaten Path: Most of what Ireland has to offer is 'off the beaten path.' That is Irelands charm. But with the new Irish economy the CELTIC TIGER as its called is changing the entire fabric of the country. High tech jobs are somewhat abundant and americans are actually moving back to the 'auld sod' in record numbers. Its looking to be an incredible future for the Emerald
don't wear a I love Dublin shirt while in cork lol.
Cork people and Dublin people enjoy a heathly rilary.
lucky for us when we got to the blaney stone it was early and was no trouble getting get a snog with the rock.between you and me i faked the kiss .I decided to many other lips had been there and i didn't want to cheapen my self lol.
Just ask teevee or mick_rules I already have the gift of the gab.
While the Hayfield Manor was a tad bit more expensive than we like to spend, one gets what one pays...more
(formerly Vienna Woods Hotel), Glanmire, County Cork, Ireland
Good for: Families
Good modern Irish four star hotel that opened for busines in 2005. I stayed here a good few weeks...more