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Blarney Hotel or Cork

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Blarney Hotel or Cork

We will arrive in cork around noon. We would like to see Cork Univ. and Blarney Castle, which would you visit first? Also, would you stay in Cork or at the Blarney Castle Hotel?

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Depends on what you want to do and see in Cork. If you are staying for a day or two, the university is very central. There are many B&Bs along the Western Rd, same road as the university. The nearest hotel is Jury's Hotel (not Jury's Inn), which is less than 100m from the University. But you can walk to the Uni from any city centre hotel.

You might be as well to go and see Blarney first. If you are taking public transport there will be a bus from the airport to the bus station (every half hour I think)which will take about half an hour or less. From the bus station there will be buses to Blarney. I'd say the bus trip takes about 45 min allowing for city traffic. Check out bus timetables on www.buseireann.ie.

I would recommend you stay in Cork; there's more to see and do. You can see Blarney village in a short visit. There's good shopping in Blarney Woollen Mills in the centre of the village. The village green is picturesque. Blarney is in a rural setting, although only a short drive from the city.

If hotel facilities are what you prioritise then you may get more in Blarney than in a city centre one.

Hope this helps,


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