Fota Wildlife Park:
Fota Wildlife Park was opened in 1983. Located in the south of Ireland, in County Cork, the park is set on 75 acres, and is home to nearly 30 mammal and 50 bird species. Many of the animals roam freely with the visitors, such as the ring-tailed lemurs and squirrel monkeys. The larger animals, including the giraffe and bison, live in spacious paddocks with unobtrusive barriers. This allows visitors to enjoy an up close and personal experience with the animals.
The museum exhibits have 3 themes i.e. the History of the Barracks, Michael Collins and Peacekeeping with United Nation Missions. Although the core collection has a wide range of memorabilia associated with Michael Collins, it also boasts displays from donated private collections e.g. uniforms, weapons etc. The exterior layout presents a Shaker cannon from the 1550s, a rare mobile ordnance workshop, a 2 pounder 1940s field artillery piece and a Panhard Armoured Personnel Carrier.
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Everyman Palace Theatre - located 100m from the hotel
The Everyman theatre located on MacCurtain street on Cork. Originally opened in 1897/98, it is the oldest purpose built theatre building in Cork. The Everyman has undergone many changes, through its days as “Dan Lowrey’s Palace of Varieties” (hosting Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin), life as a cinema, periods of disrepair, and reinvigoration as a modern theatre in the 1980s.
City Limits Comedy Club - located next door to the hotel
Southern Ireland’s premiere venue for the best in Irish and international concerts, comedy, drama, dance, family fare and opera, performed in a 1000-seat venue, located in the heart of the city and only a few minutes walk from our Hotel
Local Festivals in Cork City and County
Contemporary Summer Arts Festival in Ireland featuring Theatre, Performance, Dance, Music, Comedy, Visual Art
The Cork Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Cork City, Ireland in late October every year since 1978.The Festival is Ireland’s biggest jazz event and attracts hundreds of musicians and thousands of music fans to the city each year. Renowned as Europe’s friendliest Jazz Festival, the event has hosted many of the jazz ‘greats’ in its history
Bus Eireann (National Bus service) Parnell Place Bus Station located 200m from the hotel)
Rail services Cork Kent Train Station located about 800m from the hotel
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