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Sporting Activities

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, and the end of Ireland’s Ancient East, 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 Inchydoney (located just 45 minutes from Clayton Hotel Cork City) 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 and Atlantic Sea Kayaking operate from boardwalk alongside Clayton Hotel Cork City for beautiful city kayaking tours.

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, Sheepshead Way and the Fuschia Walk in West Cork.

Cork is a very popular spot for golfing trips in Ireland and plays host to a range of golf courses suitable for all levels. Clayton Hotel Cork City is located just a 15 minute drive from Fota Island Golf Resort which is one of the best golf resorts on offer in Ireland. You might also like to visit the Old Head in Kinsale.

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. We are proud to be the official sponsor of the Munster Schools Junior & Senior Cup for the 2016/2017 season as part of Clayton Hotels.

Páirc Uí Chaoimh is home to Ireland’s native GAA which includes Football and Hurling and is located just a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The site in undergoing a major refurbishment at present but is due to open in mid-2017 and is only a 10 minute walk from Clayton Hotel Cork City.

If you’re interested in horse racing, then the Cork Racecourse Mallow has both national hunts and flat racing which takes place throughout the year including the huge Racing Home for Easter Festival every Easter. If you’re looking for a night at the dogs, Curraheen Park is one of the finest greyhound stadiums in Ireland and is only a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

The Mardyke, also referred as the Mardyke Sports Ground, is the sport and fitness facilities used by sports team representing University College Cork (UCC), and is open to the public also. It is based in the Cork district of Mardyke and is only a 10 minute taxi drive from the Clayton Hotel Cork City.

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