Cork and Blarney

Just 30 minutes from Youghal is Cork city , the 2nd largest city in the country and designated as European Capital of Culture for 2005. Cork is major city and for shoppers its a full days trip. All of the major stores are present in the compact city centre, but surrounding them are hundreds of smaller specialist stores that you will find nowhere else. The English Market should not be missed, its an old covered market full of fresh local produce and exotic foodstuffs. full of shops set right on the border between counties Cork and Waterford, and a trip to the Waterford city shouldn't be missed. When you tire of shopping just travel north for a few miles and come to the famous Blarney Castle . Kiss the Blarney stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', explore this fascinating old fortress, walk in the beautiful gardens or shop at the Blarney Woollen mills on the same site.