Spend a long weekend playing rugby, visiting the authentic Irish pubs of Cork and Kinsale, visit famous Blarney Castle and Queenstown Harbour and watch the mighty Munster at home
Thursday & Friday: Arrival & free time in Cork
Upon arrival at Cork Airport, those tourists arriving on Thursday will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to Quality Hotel, Cork, where you will stay for the duration of the tour on a bed & breakfast basis. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure, allowing you to explore the city. When the rest of the touring group arrives on Friday you will all spend the afternoon and evening at leisure, with pre-arranged activities available (dependent on the age and size of the group), such as dinner, bowling, a visit to the cinema or a night out in Cork.
Saturday-Monday: Two rugby games, a visit to Kinsale, Blarney Castle & Queenstown Harbour
After a large Irish breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Musgrave Park, where you will play against Sunday Wells RFC. Lunch will be provided at the club and the bar will be open all afternoon. Afterwards, you will watch Sunday Wells First XV play at the club or Munster, who occasionally play at Musgrave Park. In the evening, you will return to the hotel and have the evening at leisure.
After another hearty Irish breakfast on Sunday morning you will be transferred to Kinsale on the south coast for a morning match against Kinsale RFC. Lunch will be provided at the club and you can either watch Kinsale First XV at the club or go to the beach for the afternoon. There will be a tour dinner in Kinsale afterwards and you can either wander around Kinsale afterwards or return to Cork for an evening out in town.
On Monday you will be able to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone, which is meant to give you the Gift of the Gab for life! Then dinner in town.
Info: Quality Hotel & Cork
Quality Hotel is located in the heart of Cork’s city centre and is less than a five-minute walk from Cork’s Patrick Street, the city’s main shopping area. The hotel boasts 100 upgraded and unique guestrooms, a steakhouse, bar and extensive meeting room facilities. All bedrooms are en-suite and have multi-channel TVs and all guests have access to the hotel’s leisure centre, which includes a pool, sauna and a massage room.
Cork’s reign as European Capital of Culture 2005 may have come to a close, but Cork is still without a doubt one of the hottest city break destinations in Ireland. Delve into this perfectly sized urban hub, and you’ll be rewarded with an astonishing array of excellent restaurants, chic bars and lively pubs, a strong local flavour and great festivals.