Our Trip to Cork, June 2005
Day 1: Dublin to Cork
Day 1: Checking out the Nightlife in Cork Day 2: Cork to Blarney
Day 2: The Midleton Jameson Distillery
Day 2: A Visit to Historical Cobh
Day 2: Night out in Cork City
Day 3: Cork City Gaol
Day 3: Fota Wildlife Park
Day 3: Homeward Bound - Cork to Dublin
After an enjoyable few hours at Fota we were homeward bound. We drove back in the direction of Cork city to get on to the N8 for Dublin. The traffic was quite light so we were able to cover a lot of ground. As we were passing through Horse & Jockey, we decided to check out the Horse & Jockey Inn near Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
They had a very nice lunch menu - a range of speciality sandwiches that were served with chips and a side salad. I opted for the toasted cashel which was an open sandwich on homemade brown bread, baked ham, a thin slice of blue cashel cheese and a good spread of cranberry sauce - very tasty! Clodagh had the triple decker and there wasn't a peep out of her until it was all gone, a good sign for sure! Elaine had a toasted chicken sandwich and said it was delicious.
While we were there we also had a look at their restaurant menu. It was an extensive menu and indeed, was very busy for that time of day. We'll be sure to stop there again in the future.
.....back in Dublin
We got back to Dublin around 7.30pm - hot and tired but happy after a wonderful weekend sampling all the delights Cork has to offer. If you have read this far, well done! We highly reccommend a visit to Cork if you are travelling to Ireland, or if you are just looking for a weekend getaway break. We have excellent deals in a number of hotels in Cork .