At the recent world holiday show in the RDS, it was all about highlighting the perfect holiday options that are available both here and worldwide for people looking to plan their next holiday. Mixing it up with representatives from major tourist areas around the world were local branches from our part of the country south and east cork, on hand to highlight to visitors the untapped tourist potential of the Ring of Cork.
When it comes to touring cork, West Cork may be the more famous for its scenic attractions, but the south and east cork is its overlooked equal in terms of scenery and cultural attractions. The Ring of Cork is a tourist region of east cork which includes our own Fota Island along with the neighboring areas of Youghal, Midleton, Cobh, Ballincollig and Carrigaline and has a huge range of scenic, cultural and family family delights to rival the west. At the RDS representatives from South and East Cork Tourism including people from FotaWildlifePark, Cork Greyhound Stadium, CarrigalineCourtHotel, the Quality Hotel Youghal, Cobh Tourism and Cobh Heritage Centre were all keen to showcase these various visitor attractions to a wide audience.
With famous heritage centres in Cobh and Midleton, a famous wildlife park, golf resort and the arboretum all located here on Fota Island not to mention beautiful scenery featuring remote scenic coastlines and sandy beaches, seaside towns, a greyhound track, the famous ballymaloe cookery school and towns of note, the ring of cork more than matches its more famous rival west cork and a strong showing at the world holiday show highlighted this fact.