Mushroom magic at Longueville House

While not of the magic variety, you can be sure the taste will be magical for any mushrooms you find on your guided hunt around Longueville House estate. Experts will guide you on your forage and  lunch will be part of the day this Oct 6th and again later in the month in Mallow.

Longueville House hosts a Harvest & Cider Making Tour to mark the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain on Oct 27th.

So eat, drink and be merry. If that’s not enough of the rebel county to satisfy you, check out some more festivals on offer Lesside and further afield this Autumn.

You shall have a fishy on a little dishy this weekend if you BYOB, that’s Bring Your Own Boat me landlubbers to the Whitegate Small Boats Festival where you get to compete against fellow anglers in a friendly fishing competition.

At its showcase, Macroom holds its Food Festival on the last weekend of this month where you can eat and drink your fill of craft food and drink. Merriness is optional.

Pose and click your way through the Celtic Challenge Photography Festivals with trips to beautiful Gougane Barra, Garnish Island and Cobh this month.

You can warm your cockles ahead of the chillier evenings at the celebration of Irish Whiskey this week at the Youghal Whiskey Festival. Whiskey flavoured food, whiskey drinks, talks on whiskey and of course,  tasting the amber nectar.

For one last blast of clear west Cork air before the onset of darker evenings, check out the Baltimore Walking Weekend at the end of September with guided walks for all abilities along the coast, up and down hills and around local islands.

For an evening of stars in your eyes, check out the festival first Friday at the Castle event in Cork city with free entry to everything you wanted to know about galaxies and the cosmos but were afraid to ask this October.

It’s folk and trad music galore at the Cork Folk Festival being held in the city at the Traditional Culture Festival from Oct 10th to 13th.

Think gourmet food. Yes, it’s got to be Kinsale. The Gourmet Festival takes place mid Oct and this colourful seaside caters for palates of all tastes and ages.

For hardier souls, the Global Open Water Swimming Conference takes place mid Oct in Cork city while Cork Rebel Week takes place between October 14thand 20th as part of the Gathering.

Youghal hosts a Youghaloween Spooktacular festival with all sorts of ghoulish events to scare you and the kiddies out of your wits over the last weekend in October

Skibbereen Vintage Day takes place a day later with vintage cars & tractors, trad music, threshing, pig racing & much more at the end of October

And of course, October would not be complete without the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, a Lee-side favourite and music packed event throughout the many great venues in the city

And when you’ve had your fill of merriment in the rebel county, enjoy the splendour of one of our 5 star luxury hotels.

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