Cork has a range of sporting activities to suit all interests, from high intensity outdoor activities to lower intensity spectator sports, the rebel county has it all.
With its location on the south west of Ireland, the start of the famous Wild Atlantic Way, Cork has a range of water sport activities for all to enjoy. Cork’s coast and harbour are renowned country wide for their fishing – both Cork Harbour and Ballyhass Lakes are great options if you are interested in angling.
Cork beaches of Inchdoney and Garrettstown are popular surfing spots in the county of Cork – not only are they consistent surf spots, but they also play host to the beautiful coastal scenery that Ireland is known for. Sea Kayaking is also a popular sport, with many options available near Clayton Hotel Silver Springs.
If you want to stay on dry land, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails is a popular spot for those interested in mountain biking. Cork also has a range of popular walking trails including the Beara Way and Sheepshead Way.
Cork is a popular spot for golfing trips in Ireland and plays host to a range of golf courses suitable for all levels. Clayton Hotel Silver Springs is located just 15 minutes drive from Fota Island Golf Resort, which is one of the best golf resorts on offer in Ireland.
Rugby, GAA and Racing
If you’re a fan of sport, there are a number of venues in Cork City which are home to popular sports. Irish Independent Park (formerly Musgrave Park) is home to Munster Rugby in Cork and plays host to a series of matches throughout the year. If you’re interested in horse racing, then Cork Racecourse Mallow has both national hunts and flat racing which takes place throughout the year. And finally, if you’re looking for a night at the dogs, Curraheen Park is one of the finest greyhound stadiums in Ireland.
Ironman Triathlon 2019
The iconic triathlon will take place on the 23rd June in Youghal, East Cork just 40 minutes drive from Clayton Hotel Silver Springs. Thousands of participants will tackle a race course around the hills, coastline and villages of East Cork. The end of the race will be marked by the marathon through the ancient streets of Youghal. For more information visit Ironman Cork.LESS INFORMATION