October 30, 2018

CHRISTMAS IN CORK

With Santa’s countdown well and truly underway, let us take the stress out of your Christmas list!  For shopping, shows and festive fun, nowhere beats Cork at Christmas. Nowhere does it better than the 'real capital'. We have put together a list of wonderful experiences for you to enjoy during your time with us at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel.

For many people the countdown to Christmas truly begins with the switching on of the Christmas Lights, in Cork City this is no different. This year the switch on will take place on Sunday, November 18th on St. Patrick’s Street. The celebrations will run from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and large crowds are expected at this wonderful and very popular event for all ages. From Friday, 30th November to Sunday, 22nd December take a short  10 minute drive to ‘Glow’  which is a Cork Christmas celebration.  Soar high above Cork city on a giant ferris wheel and indulge in the festive market and entertainment on the Grand Parade this Christmas,for more information, please click here While you are there, explore the English Market. At the heart of the city this is one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Its many varied stalls have attracted millions of visitors, amongst them the Queen of England.

If you are feeling adventurous, how about some ice skating?  Wrap up warm and get your skates on!  Cork On Ice is one of Ireland’s longest-running winter events and has become a tradition for many in the Cork and the greater Munster area since opening in 2007.  Cork On Ice is located 20 minutes away on the grounds of Mahon Point Shopping Centre from November to January each season, with free onsite parking. For more information, please click here

For those possible rainy days, fear not enjoy an afternoon or evening showing of this year’s panto. Choose from Cinderella playing in The Everyman Palace,  click here or Aladdin in The Cork Opera House.  click here for more information.

If you and your young elves are hoping to seek some magic this festive season, then seek out the magic at Fota Island Resort this Christmas. Visit Santa at home in his grotto and stroll through the fairy tale market. ‘Seek’ Christmas experience is open from Saturday 24th November until Sunday 23rd December, for more information & to book tickets click her. Or would you prefer to sit back & relax with a Christmas movie? The Montenotte Hotel’s in-house hotel cinema ‘The Cameo’ is showing Christmas themed movies for the entire month, prices start from €35.00 per person for a two course meal and entry into ‘The Cameo’. To view the full film list click here , pre booking is essential.

To make a reservation please call 021 453 0050 or click here to view our special offers. We look forward to welcoming you this festive season!
 

Special Offers
Follow us... our blog, what's going on in Cork
ST PATRICK'S DAY

The Montenotte blog

ST PATRICK'S DAY

ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION AT HOME

For the second time we will be celebrating our national holiday in a lockdown. The nation’s favourite bank holiday normally brings out young and old, flags of tricolour in hands, dressed in green, faces painted in green, white and orange, marching in parades big or small, loud music playing, oh the thrill of being Irish but this year we just need to all this at home and in our back gardens.

The national flag of Ireland is intended to symbolise the inclusion of and the aspirations for unity between people of different traditions of this island, in 2021 more then ever the unity to fight the pandemic is stronger than ever. It has been such a long road but let’s be hopeful that soon we will be able to hold friends and family close again and get back to doing what we love.

Read more
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

The Montenotte blog

THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

ANN DALY, THE HEAD GARDENER AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL, AWAITS SPRING'S ARRIVAL

Ann Daly, Head Gardener at The Montenotte Hotel, spoke to us about the her work on our Victorian Gardens and Woodlands.

Ann discusses the Beauty of Nature’s change, the Rebirth of the Garden, her top recommendations on what to do in your garden right now to prepare for Spring's long awaited arrival and where we buy our plants and seeds...

Read more
RELAXING VALENTINE'S AT HOME

The Montenotte blog

RELAXING VALENTINE'S AT HOME

TIPS FROM OUR BELLEVUE SPA MANAGER JENNIFER TO CREATE A ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S AT HOME

Take the opportunity this year to connect with nature and try something new and really be present with your loved one this Valentine's Day.

Top 3 recommendations by Jennifer, the award-winning Bellevue Spa Manager, to help deepen our connections to our partners, with a focus on overall health and mental well-being.

Read more

Follow Us