The Irish Open Golf Tournament is back at Fota Island Golf Resort. After a gap of over 12 years the Open is being held in Fota in less than three weeks time. With Rory McIlroy featuring a lot in the news lately and after his success at Wentworth his presence at Fota is much anticipated, as are a host of other international star players including Shane Lowry, John Daly, Padraig Harrington, Graham McDowell and many more.
Shane Lowry recently came to Cobh during the visit of the liner 'Brilliance of the Seas' to officially launch the 2014 Open. This video, courtesy of the Europeantour.com, recorded the visit.
The sun starts to set behind the Commodore, with a liner moored on the quays beyond
Welcome to our blog! We hope to keep you upto date with things that are happening in the Hotel and in the surrounding area of Cobh.
As you can see by the above two pictures we are right by the sea in a stunning location, overlooking Cork Harbour, the second largest harbour in the world.
Many of the world's largest cruise liners visit the harbour and berth, as you can see above, within a stone's throw of the hotel. Some of these ships are truly massive and the sight of them navigating up the harbour towards the quays is indeed impressive. The main shipping channel passes right in front of the hotel and is only 100yds away!!! 63 liners are expected for the 2014 season and for a full list of which ships are arriving and on what dates have a look here.