My Wife and I are flying into Cork for 3 nights to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and my 30th birthday which happen to be on the same day. We arrive into Cork on Sunday 17th Aug and leave on the morning of the 20th Aug.
We both enjoy beautiful scenery and small picturesque towns and villages that we can wander around stumbling upon a good pub to eat at and for me to have a beer as my Wife is expecting our first baby and she will be the designated driver!
We basically have two full days and we were thinking about visiting the Blarney Castle but would also like to drive a nice coastal route and see places such as Kinsale, Cobh, Clonakilty and maybe Kilkenny.
We enjoy pubs with traditional music followed by a meal in a nice small cosy restaurant. Near to where we live there is a small family run Italian which my Wife loves so something similar would be great for our anniversary/birthday meal if anyone can recommend anywhere.
Seeing as it's my birthday also a romantic tour of a brewery would be a suitable attraction but I don't think Monday and Tuesday are good days for a tour?
We are stopping on Summerhill North, St. Luke's which is about a 5 minute walk into the centre of Cork city.
We were thinking about hiring a car from a company at the airport but not sure what we will be able to fit into our 2 days. We would like to explore the city on foot at some point also.
I did think about booking a Bus Eireann tour and one day doing the half day open top tour of Cork and Blarney then the full day Ring of Kerry tour but it’s the lack of flexibility that puts me off.
Some sort of itinerary of what we can fit into two days would be fantastic along with any other suggestions or advice.
Many thanks, James