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Jazz and Film Fever Infects Cork

November 9, 2011

Hello readers! I’m Kathrin from Germany and I’m working as a trainee in the Marketing Department at Fota Island Resort since September. Since my arrival in Ireland at the end of August I have heard everyone around me talking about the world renowned Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which took place…

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Preparing for Winter Golf

September 19, 2011

Well it’s that time of year again when the evenings are getting shorter and the last strands of summer begin to disappear with that Autumnal chill taking prominence. Autumn gradually leads us into the winter months and often a lot of amateur golfers tend to hibernate their clubs. Depending on…

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What to do in Cork City on a Sunny Day

August 3, 2011

Officially, the summer is over, however Ireland often gets some of its best weather in the autumn. Cork is undoubtedly a beautiful city to visit and some of its main attractions are perfect for a sunny day. Here is a list of our favourite activities that are particularly enjoyable on…

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Activities Ideal for a Rainy Day in Cork City

July 21, 2011

When on holiday in Cork City, you will find that there are many activities to keep you entertained. If you encounter rain during your stay however, don’t let it dampen your spirits (excuse the pun!). The following is a list of our favourite activities which are ideal for a rainy…

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Golf & Nutrition

July 18, 2011

The key to staying energised and focused on the course is to make sure your snacks combine high-fiber carbohydrates, lean protein and a healthy fat. By filling your golf bag with high-protein, high-fiber snacks, you’ll maintain energy and focus needed to sink your putts when it counts. And by staying…

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Golf vs Athleticism

July 14, 2011

There is no doubt that golf has progressed into an era of power, athleticism and fitness. Golf’s precise synchronized movements, its mental demands and the training required to master repetition under pressure mirror the very essence of athletics. Even athletes of other sports appreciate the athleticism required for golf at the…

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Live at the Marquee 2011

June 15, 2011

Aiken Promotions are proud to present a stunning line up of acts for this summers ”Live at the Marquee Cork 2011”, an annual music festival which takes place in the Docklands, Centre Park Road, Cork. This year marks the Marquee’s 7th year running with an array of impressive acts such…

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Who Should Plan the Big Day?

May 12, 2011

The programme ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ has only recently started on Irish television; however it is quickly becoming one of the nation’s most-loved shows. Yet I question whether or not I could ever have enough faith in letting the groom plan my wedding. Perhaps I am a little biased however….

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The Royal Wedding – Kate’s Dress

April 27, 2011

The Royal Wedding, the wedding event of the decade is fast approaching and I am sure there are many questions on everybody’s lips. ‘How will Kate cope with the pressures of royalty?’ ‘Will the marriage break down like so many other royal couples?’ and ‘Will the big day go off…

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The Great Island of Cobh

April 21, 2011

Take advantage of the sunny Cork weather and explore the Great Island of Cobh, where an array of hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered. Attractions include St.Coleman’s Catheral, an outstanding Gothic revival which boasts the 49–bell Carillon, the largest of its kind in Ireland and Britain. Spike Island, renowned…

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Mum’s the word….

March 30, 2011

Mother’s Day is a special occasion and the ideal opportunity for you to show your mum how much you care and appreciate her. What better way to show your thanks than treating her to the luxury she deserves, a Mothers Day Pamper Package at Fota Island Resort Hotel in Cork….

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Simply Pastry Wowed….

March 22, 2011

Fota Island Resort is very excited to introduce ‘Simply Pastry Wowed’, a series of scrumptious cookery demonstrations by Executive Pastry Chef Rachid Zaouia, that is sure to bring out the hidden chef in you & leave your taste buds tingling for more. Taking time out of the busy kitchen in our Fota…

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