When to fly
Many take flights to Cork during the months of July and August as a lot of schools are on their summer holidays.
The winter months usually comprise Cork’s quietest period of tourism, as this is when the weather is coldest and wettest and this results to finding accommodation deals and cheap flights to Cork. However, the months immediately surrounding the July and August peak months (May, June and September) often enjoy favourable weather but are outside the high season’s crowds and price increases.
An exciting time to book your flights to Cork is on St. Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Festival is one of the biggest events held in Ireland which provides free family-fun madness throughout the city’s streets. The centre is transformed into an extravaganza of colour, sound, parades and activity. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this three day festival from puppet shows and storytelling, to live music and circus walkabouts. The parade is at the forefront of the festival and features an array of wacky and brilliant displays from street theatre companies, inflatable floats, tractors, puppets and live bands.
Take a cheap flight to Cork and visit Republic of Ireland’s second-largest and third most populous city, Cork is nevertheless second to none in the eyes of Corkonians, who refer to the city on the River Lee as the “real capital of Ireland”. County Cork, which takes its name from the city, is sometimes known colloquially as “The Rebel County” in reference to its role in the Irish War of Independence and even today its inhabitants are known among their countrymen for their pride and sense of identity.
In recent decades, Corkonians have gained another reason to sing the city’s praises as the county has become renowned as a foodie mecca, with excellent local produce and top eating establishments such as the restaurant of Shanagarry’s famed Ballymaloe House gaining international acclaim for their mastery of traditional Irish cuisine.
When your flight to Cork touches down, you will have the opportunity to visit sights like the historic Cork City Gaol, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, St Anne’s Church in Shandon, the medieval Red Abbey Tower and St Finbarre’s Cathedral. For a charming glimpse of bygone Cork visit Princes Street Market, also known as the Cork English Market. The market has been rebuilt since its construction in the 19th century and retains its original Victorian design and character. Other attractive County Cork holiday destinations like Cobh, Oysterhaven, Kinsale, Mallow, and Midleton. Nearby Blarney Castle, home of the famed Blarney Stone, can also be easily visited.