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Friday, 18 February 2022

Things To Do during a Long Weekend in Cork

Looking for ways to experience all that our incredible city has to offer during a long weekend in Cork? Then check out this sample itinerary that is packed full of activity ideas for you and your partner, friends, or family to enjoy.


Traverse the gates of the luxury oasis that is The Maryborough Hotel, enter our charming 18th Century Mansion and check in with our convivial Reception Team. Take sometime to explore the hotel and it’s surrounding gardens or spend some time relaxing in your room or on your balcony soaking up the sun (weather permitting of course!)

Visit our in-house Bellini’s Restaurant on Friday evening to delight in our glorious gourmet menu. Experience the culinary delights of Head Chef Michael Deg with our new Spring Fine Dining Menu. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, friends or all the family, we have a dedicated menu designed to meet your needs.

For the wine connoisseurs among you – we have an incredible Wine Menu available to compliment your meal of choice! As an added treat, why not try some of the delightful creations from Bellini’s Cocktail Menu – you’re sure to enjoy!


Wake up bright and early this morning and get a head start on your day with a complimentary Full Irish and Continental Breakfast at Bellini’s. Afterwards, head into the hotel’s surrounding gardens for some fresh air. Follow this up with a walk down to the local Douglas village where you can visit Douglas Farmer’s Market (Saturday mornings only) or do some browsing in either of the shopping centres located in Douglas.

Looking to explore some more? Hop into your car and travel further afield to explore the Irish coastal walks and beaches such as Monkstown, Crosshaven or Kinsale. There’s always something more to see and do along Cork’s spectacular coastline. The glorious seascape is peppered with historic forts, lighthouses, and stunning views around every bend. Check out this map to find a list of nearby towns and villages you can visit during your stay in Douglas, Cork. For more ideas on things to do in Cork visit Concierge Cork.

Return to the hotel to freshen up before heading into Douglas town or Cork City Centre to enjoy a delicious dinner in one of Cork’s many restaurants. Ask our Reception Team for recommendations on where to visit and they will be happy to order you a taxi to your chosen destination. Tired after a day of adventuring? Stay in the hotel and visit Bellini’s Restaurant once again to try another mouth-watering dish from our A La Carte Menu.

Looking forlive events during your weekend in Cork see here for information on local festivities.


Enjoy a Sunday morning lie in with breakfast in bed thanks to The Maryborough’s 24-hour room service. Afterwards don your luxurious Maryborough robe and visit The Maryborough’s ESPA Spa to enjoy your pre-booked massage or facial with one of our highly trained ESPA therapists. Before your treatment, spend some time detoxing in our guest-favourite Thermal Suites. Experience bliss in our Vitality Pool, sweat out all the previous night’s toxins in the Rock Sauna, Saunarium or Laconium or lie back and unwind on our heated loungers. Post treatment, relax and unwind in our Relaxation Suites.

Once you’ve freshened up post massage or facial, pop down to Bellini’s to enjoy a scrumptious Sunday Lunch in Cork. This incredible menu offers a range of gourmet delights sure to make your Sunday even more special. Afterwards, pop into your car and explore more of the incredible coastal walkways Cork has to offer. Enjoy a relaxing evening in Bellini’s Bar this evening, cozy up with a cocktail and some decadent desserts. Or call a taxi and head into Cork city centre to enjoy some of the long weekend nightlife. Visit Concierge Cork for ideas on which bars and restaurants to visit during your stay. 


Visit Bellini’s this morning to indulge in a well-deserved nutritious breakfast. Visit ESPA before checking out to use the Thermal Suites for one last period of relaxation. Explore the hotel gardens before heading to our Garden or Drawing Room to enjoy a delightful Afternoon Tea with your friend, partner or all the family. Our Afternoon Tea Menus are sure to delight adults and children alike. For those not driving – add a glass or prosecco or champagne as a special treat!

Before heading home, explore more of Cork’s hotspots or coastal towns and villages.