May 22, 2019

A brillant mix of mix of urban and country, there is an endless supply of things to do in Cork this Summer season, whether you prefer the outdoors, or would rather sit down and watch the world go by with your favourite aperitif.

This Summer sees Cork alive with festivals throughout the city and county.  To help you plan your #PureCork experience at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel we have compiled a list of wonderful events and attractions for you to enjoy during your time with us.

Of course, Cork city is an obvious place to visit! This historic university city, is one of the largest cities in Ireland, is full of great shops, lively pubs and a very welcoming atmosphere from the world’s voted third friendliest city, by Conde Nast Traveler. There is a variety of things to do for visitors for all tastes, from history fanatics, to foodies.

2019, is an exciting year of entertainment for Cork city and county with Rod Stewart performing in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the home to Cork GAA. Enjoy a pre-concert aperitif while taking in the views of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork city and beyond. Live at the Marquee kicks off in June, celebrating 14 years of great music in an incredible ‘Big Top Marquee’ which takes place over multiple dates.  This years’ acts include Aslan, The Academic, Tommy Tiernan, David Gray, Jenny Greene & The RTE Concert Orchestra, Christy Moore, Nathan Carter and many more! Cork Midsummer Festival takes place from 14th to the 23rd June and is one of Ireland's leading international multi-disciplinary arts festivals. It is an annual festival which transforms the city of Cork for two weeks every June with a programme of local, national and international events including theatre dance, music, opera, visual arts and street arts, as well as ambitious participatory projects and an extensive programme of free events.

Take a short stroll to the world famous English Market, this 18th Century Market is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Selling only the best of local produce, from fruit, pastries, cheese and fish, it is a beautiful place even just for a walk through. Wander through the colourful and decorative stalls, all surrounded by elegant columns and covered over by a wonderful ceiling. If you are a fan of the movie or TV show ‘Young Offenders’, you can check out the fish stall where they film, and have their signatures upon the wall beside it!

Irish Independent Parkhas been the home of Cork Rugby since the 1940’s, however, in 2019 this historical Cork Stadium will open its gates to International concert acts. The line-up includes George Ezra, Walking On Cars, The Coronas and Hozier! Later this summer and celebrating 26 years in July this year is The Cork Pride Festival. This is a vibrant, fun filled occasion and a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend, taking place from 28th July to the 4th August 2019.

It’s fair to say that the award-winning Panorama Bistro & Terrace at the unique and iconic Montenotte Hotel is the envy of Cork, with its uninterrupted views out over the river Lee and city beyond. But it’s not just the scenery that attracts diners. As “Corkionans” we are an extremely proud people and this can be seen from the local produce and ingredients used in our menus. Our chefs have worked hard to deliver inspired menus with due regard for provenance. So, if you’re kicking back with a craft beer and some local tapas or watching the sunset with a cocktail on our cantilevered terrace, Panorama is truly a unique dining and social experience.

Take a day and relax with us, pamper yourself with a spa treatment in our boutique Cork city spa, Bellevue Spa. Treat yourself to the indulgent delights of Panorama Bistro, including a decident afternoon tea. Take a dip in Motion Health Club. Enjoy a stroll through Ireland's only hotel Victorian Sunken garden. Watch a movie in Cork's only in-house hotel cinema, "The Cameo" and end your day with a cocktail on our spectacular terrace. 

There truly is something to everyone, all you need to do is book your stay.


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With lockdowns a thing of the past (here’s hoping), it is time to let the good times be-gin. Whilst we were closed during the lockdown at the start of the year, our amazing Food & Beverage team worked tirelessly behind the scenes with Blackwater Distillery to create our very own Montenotte Gin inspired by our Victorian gardens.

Having our own gin was an idea our team has spoken about for a long time, but with the reopening of the hotel on the horizon as well as opening of our new stylish rooftop bar, The Glasshouse in August, it was possible to plan again and the Montenotte Gin was born…

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Continuing with our long-standing heritage and commitment to supporting the arts and creating memorable experiences for our guests, we are delighted to announce that the latest Artist in Residence ‘checking in’  at the hotel, is a collection by the renowned contemporary artist Peter Dee who is showcasing his first ever solo exhibition here at The Montenotte Hotel.

The exhibition will take place in the hotel until January 2022 as part of our Artist in Residence programme, in association with The Gallery Kinsale which is now in its fourth year running. The programme aims to support local Irish artists by offering a six month tenure to showcase at the hotel, where guests and visitors can peruse and enjoy at their leisure.

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The Numbers That Matter to Us

Well hello 2021, 6 months in……………as we reflect back on a the first 6 months of a year like no other, which will in time be a “moment in history”… we had a look at the NUMBERS THAT MATTERED to us. As the old gameshow was 15 to 1, we have gone with 20,000 to 1 in our look back on the first 6 months of 2021 for all things The Montenotte Hotel as we prepared to reopen the hotel again to the our valued guests on the 2nd June.
We refurbished..
We introduced new services..
We welcomed new team members..
We won awards..
We continued to innovate and engage..
We prepared and planned..

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