Ireland
Cork

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  • Day31

    Never at a loss for what to do.

    November 15 in Ireland

    So after getting a nice nap in, I can say I'm quite grateful for being able to sleep anywhere, and it was so easy to find my hostel this time around; I'm even in the same room as last time. I thought, although highly unlikely as it is an English treat, I would ask about treacle tart again. Once we got over the hump of explaining what it was, I was on my way to M&S, a high end market, and if I found it would bring it back to share the experience. They actually had it! I couldn't believe it, and just barely restrained myself from hugging the woman who helped me. I rushed back, grabbed some forks and plates, and we dug in. Aside from being pure sugar, it was sticky sweet, melt in your mouth delicious. Only wanting a slice, as well as to save myself from having more than I should, I gave the rest of the tart to the staff of the bar... I think they appreciated it. Because it was only three, and still light out, I had to squeeze in another attraction. Of the ones recommended, two were close enough for a comfortable walk, and one was still open. It made for an easy decision, and I was able to navigate through Cork to Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, seeing a sign along the way for a newly closed Starbucks, as well as taking a detour through a park. My God (pun intended) was this place stunning. After soaking in this building, over 150 years old, I decided to look through their small souvenir shop. As it was the same person working the till for entry and to buy anything, we struck up a conversation, talking about my trip and being from California he walked around the shop that reminded me of tidying up... but what he did was buy me a stone cross, for safety and protection. I was so touched. We spoke a bit longer, and I even did their labyrinth, which was for meditation, rather than trapping a minotaur. From there, souvenirs in hand (how could I not buy something and support the Cathedral after that?), I headed back. Getting hungry and having it be my last night, I decided to treat myself, because I'm still worth it, and now is no time to be stingy. I headed to Gallagers Pub, for an insane burger with all sorts of things on it, including a treacle onion jam. Totally satiated I headed back to my lodging for a pint, since it was also a pub, I knew there was a reason I stayed here again. Miraculously I was tired half way through my drink, and knowing I had to be up early, just headed upstairs. It is one thing to miss your tour, it is another to miss your flight home. So that's it, my last night. It wasn't crazy and wild, but really neither was much of my trip, so it all worked out.Read more

  • Day44

    Cork, Ireland

    September 15, 2017 in Ireland

    We traveled to Cork City which used to be Europes main seaport.
    The highlight today was a guided tour of the Old Middleton Jameson Irish Whiskey Distillery which is still in use today. This excellent, detailed visit included three original pot stills. One of these copper stills is the largest in the world holding 31,000 gallons.
    We ended the tour in the tasting room where we sampled their Irish Whiskey.Read more

  • Day3

    Blarney Castle

    October 18 in Ireland

    After a nice bus ride (that has wifi, they all have wifi!!) I found myself somewhere in Blarney next to a petrol (gas) station, and a little bit hungry. Now, when I think of gas station food I think of sad hotdogs and a bag of chips, but that is not at all how food is there. Fresh fries, made to order sandwiches, fried chicken, and much more. Plus, they were really nice. There was a man, Paul, behind the counter who suggested I get the chicken curry with rice and a side of chips (fries), said it would be perfect to warm me up on a chilly day. Boy was he right. When I went back to the counter for some water I was able to thank him for his recommendation, and we got to talking about Blarney Castle; my next stop. He suggested, after I saw the castle and kissed the stone that I make my way around the back to see the poison gardens, but especially the Blarney House, and that I would love it. So I made my way over to the castle (there were surprisingly few signs), finally found the entrance, and made sure to get a book on Blarney right there, before I even went inside. It was only 3€ and even the guy who sold it to me said it was the best one, which I thought was nice. Once I finally made it inside, I was truly in awe of the castle, not to mention the grounds. After admiring the rooms, and winding my way up very narrow staircases, I was at the top... and only slightly out of breath. What I ended up realizing as well as daring to do, is that to kiss the blarney stone you have to essentially lean yourself off the side of the castle into a gap head first, all the while hoping you don't look down and that the man holding your legs has a good grip. I felt a little like a badass. After that I wound my way down the stairs again and headed to the poison gardens. Honestly, if there weren't signs everywhere, I could have easily mistaken this garden as something run of the mill, but it was very special and informative. Upon exiting the gardens you're let out on a path that leads directly the Blarney House. Unfortunately, the house was closed, but it was very lovely to look at as well take photos. Leaving through the gift shop, and without buying anything more, I was able to get myself on the right bus back to Cork, but that's not my final destination of the day. Asking around, I was able to find a bus that goes directly to Dublin, and hopefully I'll make it to my hostel by the time I said I'd check in. I may have only gone to one site today, but I had a really great time.Read more

  • Day66

    Cork, Irland

    June 13 in Ireland

    Heute bin ich die letzten Kilometer nach Cork gefahren. Am Samstag werde ich dann die Fähre nach Roscoff nehmen. Bis dahin werde ich mich irgendwo irgendwie in Cork rumdrücken. Ich hoffe ja auf einen host über Couchsurfing zu finden.
    Heute allerdings hat es das erstmal geregnet seit ich in Irland bin, was schon ziemlich außergewöhnlich ist für Irland.

    Strecke: 64,09
    Fahrtzeit: 2:11
    durchschnittl.-Geschw.: 20,14
    max. Geschw.: 51,10
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  • Day137

    Mums visit!

    August 11, 2015 in Ireland

    Today is the day!!! Mum and Joanne have finally made it all the way to Ireland!!
    After months of waiting long phone calls and letters back and forth they have finally arrived!
    On there first day in Cork they checked into there lovley first hotel with a waterfall out the back! Put there bags away and took to the streets to venture out into Corks busy city center! I took them to the famous Pennys which they fell in love with! Walked them up and down St Patricks street checking out the shops and finally to Skoozies for lunch and a much needed wine and chat! Before heading home for the night!Read more

  • Day10

    Cork City Center

    October 18, 2015 in Ireland

    Beim Spaziergang in die Innenstadt zeigte sich uns die andere Seite des Stadtbildes. Recht groß & hübsch hergerichtet, allerdings nicht gemütlich Irland-like. Wir haben beim durch die Straßen tingeln ein einziges Pub mit Musik gefunden und sonst war irgendwie nix los. Es hätte fast die Münchner Innenstadt sein können. Dafür hatten wir zum ersten Mal leichten Nieselregen.
    Eine Dose konnten wir finden & dann ging es auch wieder Richtung Hotel, zum leckeren Abendessen. Grade trinken wir unser Gute-Nacht-Guinness und dann ist auch wieder so langsam gut für heut.Read more

  • Day10

    Ambassador Hotel, Cork

    October 18, 2015 in Ireland

    Ab heute sind wir in Cork auf Station und dieses Mal wurden direkt zwei Nächte gebucht. Aus dem einfachen Grund: uns geht die Wäsche aus und der Wäscheservice lässt sich bei nur einer Nacht schlecht nutzen.
    Wir haben ein Zimmer, aus dem man bestimmt locker hätte zwei machen können - aber kann uns ja nur recht sein so.
    Die Stadt Cork hat uns bei der Herfahrt bisher nur ihre nicht so hübsche Seite gezeigt (graubraun und ungepflegt). Wir werden später evtl noch Richtung Innenstadt tingeln und hoffen, dass es noch eine hübsche andere Seite gibt (und Cork uns bisher nur etwas veräppelt hat, so wie Galway anfangs).Read more

  • Day11

    Ambassador, Teil 2

    October 19, 2015 in Ireland

    Anne wäre mir am Rock of Cashel beinahe verloren gegangen - im Kofferraum; aber ist nochmal Alles gut gegangen. Zurück im Hotel nach einer tollen Tagestour: Auch heute wieder, den besten und letzten Parkplatz direkt vor der Türe ergattert, läuft! Diesmal lachte mich die Badewanne an, doch musste das Wasser erst noch mal laufen gelassen werden, um den restlich-braunen Schmodder aus der Leitung zu lassen. Danach ging's - nur die Heizung nicht...
    Na ja, wir gehen erstmal essen; in Schlumpihosen (Jogginghosen für Nichtwisser) - so wie von den Iren gelernt und auch, obwohl hier grad niemand so angezogen ist. Wir wollen einfach mal nen Kontrast bieten, zu Kleidchen, Schühchen, Blazer und Jackett. Ne, das war gelogen - heute war es uns einfach Wurscht, wir haben ja Urlaub ;).
    Das Essen ist, wie gestern, viel zu gut! Da sind das Zimmer und die Schnattertanten von Nebenan erstmal zweitrangig.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cork, كورك, Горад Корк, Корк, Korkig, Corcaigh, Corc, Κορκ, کورک, Cork - Corcaigh, Corkee, קורק, Կորկ, ORK, コーク, კორკი, 코크, Corcagia, Korkas, Korka, कॉर्क, คอร์ก, 科克

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