Ireland’s Ancient East
Over 5000 years of history just waiting to be discovered.
For those intrigued by ancient culture, an immersive journey of discovery through 5,000 years of Europe’s history is the perfect for you. Journey through a land of legends, through lush green landscapes and experience the magic and mystery that Ireland’s Ancient East offers.
Cork International Hotel is situated near some of the Ancient East’s most popular and pivotal points, allowing you to explore what this region has to offer.
Cork boasts some of the finest features of Ireland’s Ancient East. It is home to some of the most spectacular medieval castles and iconic Irish heritage features such as The Jameson Distillery, Fota House, kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and visit The English Market, which is a hub for fresh and local produce.
Head to Cork’s magnificent natural harbour Cobh, an Ancient East area which is steeped in history and is just 30 minutes from this Cork Hotel. Visit the Titanic Experience museum in Cobh which is located in the original White Star Line Ticket office. This was the departure point for the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic, and the museum gifts an immersive experience to relive the journey of the Titanic passengers.
Trace your ancestors at Cobh Heritage Centre which is situated in a fantastically restored Victorian Railway station. Cobh Heritage Centre shares stories of passengers that departed from Cobh for America, as well as sharing a vast amount of Irish naval and military history including the history of Spike Island; which was once Ireland’s answer to Alcatraz. While in Cobh you can also catch a boat to Spike Island and revel in what was once home to monks and monasteries along with sinners and saints over the last 1,300 years.
The Annie Moore story (there is a statue attributed to her in Cobh) is a prominent feature of the Ireland’s Ancient East area of Cobh. She was a passenger who set off from Cobh in 1892 and was the very first person to pass through immigration on Ellis Island.
Cork International Hotel is located at Cork Airport, just 15 minutes from Cork City and is the perfect place to begin your Ireland’s Ancient East adventure.
If you’re looking for great packages and deals for your Ancient East adventure this Cork Hotel is a great option.