Easter Break in Cork City
12th-27th April 2019
Here in Ireland, Easter is considered an important holiday, as it is a celebration of new life in all its forms,. Many people therefore choose this time to travel for new adventures, or to be closer to family, both of which are a great opportunity to get outdoors and partake in some fun activities.
With Cork City being voted as the third friendliest city in the world in 2018, so, one thing for certain is there will be so much fun activities for all ages this Easter. We can already hear the sugar-filled kids running around, loving break from school. Little legs seems to carry a lot of energy and if, you’re in search of new and simple ways to keep them entertained, then this is where we at the Montenotte Hotel can help. To view our Easter family breaks, please click here. and for a sneak peak of our spacious family bedrooms click here.
Here are our some of our top reasons to take an Easter break in Cork.
1. Egg Hunt in Cork City Gaol
We all love an Easter egg hunt! Have you tried the annual Easter egg hunt in one of Cork city’s most prominent and historic landmarks, the Gaol. Although once a home to 19th century prisoners, this magnificent castle is now a major visitor attraction. Can you think of a better place to hunt for eggs than throughout this historical and beautiful Gaol, and in its accompanying courtyards and fields?
This year the Easter Egg Trail will take place on Monday 22nd April to Friday 26th April inclusive from 9.30am-5pm. Normal admission rates apply.
2. Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens
Celebrate Easter amongst the flowers, plants and gardens that are in full bloom during this spring season? Fota House is not only a regency style great country house restored for tours and history, its home to an abundance of community events for Cork City visitors to partake in. Fota hosts an annual Easter trail that brings the beauty of Cork City’s natural landscape and wildlife to the forefront as children search for their own personal chocolate egg.
4. Fitzgerald’s Park and Playground
Fitzgerald’s Park is one of Cork city’s greatest parks makes for a perfect home for a spring getaway or an Easter Picnic. Situated a short 15 minute drive from the Montenotte Hotel on 18 acres, it’s great for the kids as it offers a fantastic playground, large open fields, tall trees, wildlife, and a pond. For the adults, it offers many riverside benches to take in Cork city’s natural landscaping, a cafe, and a free museum. What the entire family won’t want to miss is a walk over Cork’s infamous “Shakey Bridge” which stretches from the park, across the river, to Sunday’s Well. You get quite a bit of bounce with your walk, and the brave even attempt some jumps to really get it moving!
5. Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral
One of the oldest and most divinely adorned architectural church buildings in Cork city is the Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Having been home to services since 606 AD, this sanctuary displays murals on the church ceilings, colourful stained glass windows, as 46 foot high Bishop’s throne and a 1870 church organ that has 3012 pipes! A beautiful, majestic cathedral, and a must see when on an Easter break in Cork city!
6. The Donkey Sanctuary
If you fancy a day trip outside of the city you can visit the Donkey Sanctuary. This free donkey sanctuary located 45 minutes’ drive from The Montenotte Hotel, in the beautiful countryside of County Cork has been home to more than 5,200 donkeys rescued from all over the country. Often times, this is the first time they have felt loved and cared for. It is an extremely heart-warming experience for all ages, and offers a great way to teach the important lesson of compassion during this special time of the year.
Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island a mere 20 minute drive from The Montenotte Hotel. It has an annual attendance of 440,000 visitors and is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster. You will have a wonderful time on your visit to Fota Wildlife Park, and you can spend plenty of time relaxing as you explore the park at your own pace. During your egg-stra special stay in the beautiful Cork County make life long memories and enjoy a special animal adventure and book a behind-the-scenes tour!
There is so much of our beautiful city and county to explore, a member of our team will always be happy to plan your #PureCork experience. All you need to do is book your #StayUnique luxurious experience at the award-winning The Montenotte Hotel where you, our customer is our priority.