It’s been some time since you all got together, had a good catch up and some fun. Now it’s time to get excited, get the girls all together for a good catch up and some fun. With Cork City as your destination, you can be rest assured that there’s be something for everyone.
From our ideal location just a stone throw from the city, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs offers complimentary parking, spacious comfortable rooms, tasty food, an extensive cocktail menu, plus access to a modern leisure centre. Ensuring that you can truly relax knowing you will have a great girly getaway in Cork.
Here are some ideas on how to make the most of your girls’ getaway in Cork.
Food Tour of Cork
Cork is renowned as the culinary capital of Ireland, with an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients in the many eateries you will encounter along your travels. Check out Cork’s iconic English Market, for a tantalizing range of Irish culinary delights to buy as a gift or a treat just for you. Get the most of your visit to the English Market by joining a Culinary Tour, where you can get to sample, chat with the traders and finish off your tour with a tasty lunch.
Who does not like to shop? Well, when you are in Cork you have plenty of options to choose from independent chic boutiques to high street stores to high end. Located in the heart of the City, you will find Brown Thomas on Patrick Street, where you will find a wide range of luxury brands and on over to Opera Lane, you will be spoilt for choice with your favourite high street stores from Next, River Island and many more. If you are looking for something a little different and more niche, then head to many side streets where you will find excellent boutiques, craft and gift shops.
For those who like to experience the buzz of markets, check out the Marina Market on the banks of the River Lee, where you will find an array of stallholders from art, craft, street food and enjoy a flat white and take a break from all that shopping.
Afternoon Tea & Bubbles
After an active morning of discovering all on offer in Cork City, why not treat yourselves to a leisurely afternoon treat and book in for an Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s lounge.
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a selection of savoury treats, homemade scones and pretty pastries to feast on over countless cups of tea. You could always add some flutes of Prosecco or your favourite cocktail, we won’t tell.
Ardu & Picnic in Fitzgerald park
Pick up your picnic hamper from the hotel reception team and head out for the day of exploring the city. Looking to get those steps in? while injecting some colour into your day. Check out the super colourful Ardú Street Art trail. Take in 7 vibrant murals on your self guided audio tour, located at key city-centre locations. Great way to discover the city while enjoying some fantastic contemporary street art.
Head then towards Fitzgerald Park, located along the banks of the River Lee, walk through the tree-lined paths, meander through the beautiful flower & rose beds, admire the many sculptures and check out Dermot Gavin’s Sky Garden, which won gold in the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show back in 2011.
After all this exploring, it is time to enjoy a lazy afternoon, catch up on the chats all while tucking into your well-deserved picnic.
Take in a Show
Cork is known for its culture and strong arts and theatre scene. You’ll be spoilt for choice with two great theatres to choose from, with Cork Opera House and The Everyman Theatre. These venues host a fantastic range of shows both musical and theatre throughout the year.
If it’s music that you’re looking for check out Live at St Luke’s, less then a 10 minute drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. The former church hosted several concerts throughout the year, with a bring your own drink policy. We recommend you bring a cushion for the pew seats!
Make sure its a night to remember with a pre show Cocktails and dinner with us in our Gallery Restaurant and Tivoli Bar.