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Picnics in Cork

There is no better place to enjoy a picnic than gorgeous Cork. There are numerous options for a superb Al fresco eating experience. 
With The Maryborough Hotel's 300-year-old mature garden on your doorstep as our first choice for guests who want to order their picnic and plan a day visiting the rebel county,
 we've compiled a list of our top picks in Cork City & County. 
 
Fitzgerald's Park in Cork City is a beautiful mature garden with a children's play park and is home to the Cork Public Museum. 
The park is located on the Mardyke, close to Cork city centre and University College Cork. There's plenty of room to select your own picnic place!
 
Kinsale is a charming village about 25 kilometres from Cork city, with plenty of locations and beaches to have a luxury Maryborough picnic on a sunny day with spectacular views.
 Dock Beach, with its white sand and ancient cliff trails, is a team favourite in Kinsale.
 
Make a trip to West Cork's Inchydoney Beach for that golden sandy beach where you may hide within the sand dunes and enjoy on your gourmet picnic.
 You will be spoiled for choice of beaches and gorgeous settings. 
 
Youghal is an East Cork seaside tourist town. The town is a former military and economic centre located on the estuary of the River Blackwater. 
The town is located on the brink of a steep riverbank and has a long and narrow layout with a lengthy coastline,
 providing you several alternatives for where to open your Maryborough Picnic and enjoy the day. 
 
Drake's Pool a tranquil inlet where yachts lie scattered across the water tie to their moorings. Drakes Pool sits near the Royal Cork Yacht Club and on the Carrigaline -Crosshaven Walk, 
Steeped in history as a former railway line and in 1589, St. Francis Drake moored his ship there and evaded a Spanish fleet, more recently called Rabiits island sits looking over Drakes Pool
 
Bell's Field, located in Cork City, has long been recognised by locals but gained immense popularity after being featured in The Young Offenders.
 This picturesque spot provides the most exquisite views of the Shandon skyline, showcasing the iconic Four Faced Liar.
 
Farran Woods offers a small park with several activities and features. Located on the southern coast of Inniscarra Lake, this location provides wonderful views of the reservoir as well as the 
native red deer that live at Farren. For the more adventurous, visit Zip It and zipline through the trees! 
 
*Please Note Picnic Orders can only be placed by hotel resident guests only *
 
Roll out a blanket, pop a bottle of something cool, unwrap your Maryborough picnic, and watch the summer sun set over one of the most beautiful locations in Cork.
To reserve your bespoke picnic experience, email: reception@maryborough.ie or contact our friendly Team +353 21 436 55 55 who will be more than happy to assist you.