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.
Cork Guide - guide on things to do, getting around and places to visit while exploring Cork City and County.
Discover Ireland - http://www.discoverireland.ie
WhazOn - for information on things to do and what's currently on in Cork City
Spike Island - In the last 1300 years Spike Island has been host to a 6th century Monastery, a 24 acre Fortress, the largest convict depot in the world in Victorian times and centuries of island homes. The island's rich history has been attracting tourists from all over the world!
Ireland Car Hire -http://www.irelandcarhire.com/
Hertz Car Hire - https://www.hertz.com/
Q - Park -
Parking is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days per week at Q-Park Carroll’s Quay at a discounted rate for the guests of Ashley Hotel.
Take a ticket on entry to the car park and you can obtain a discount ticket with instructions on how to use the ticket at hotel reception on checkout.
For more information on Q-Park Carroll’s Quay, please visit:
Carroll's Quay Q-Park offers also 2 Electric Charging Points at their location.
For other locations of Electric Charging Points visit: https://chargemap.com/map
Cork International Airport located 6km from the hotel
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
Cork City - Information on events & attractions in Cork City
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
Cork Opera House: 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