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Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Gets GREEN Light

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Gets GREEN Light Organisers have confirmed that the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will take place over the bank holiday weekend from October 22nd-25th 2021. The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, one of the biggest and longest running events on the Irish music calendar, has been given the green light to go ahead …

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The Metropole Hotel Celebrates 124 Years in Business

Our iconic hotel first opened its doors to guests in 1897. The Metropole Hotel Cork is celebrating 124 years of excellent hospitality and warm service. Our hotel, which is located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter in Cork’s City Centre, celebrated this important milestone on June 21st. Our iconic hotel, which is part of …

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Celebrating 100 Years Charlie Chaplin style in Cork

Sheila McCarthy from Gardiners Hill in Cork celebrating her 100th birthday with a special nod to Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin.   Sheila’s father Cornelius McCarthy was the first concierge at The Metropole Hotel and worked there from 1902 to 1946. Among the many stars that her father welcomed was comic actor Charlie Chaplin. He retired …

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The Future of Meetings

The Future of Meetings  As the we all adjust to the new normal & changes to our working life, it is important for us to remember, the show must go on. Meetings, events & conferences will continue to take place, whether it be in-person, virtually or a mix of both. Looking ahead to the future, our Conference & Events Sales …

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Culture Edit | Play It By Ear

Culture Edit | Play It By Ear In this month’s Culture Edit, we recommend a virtual trip to the theatre withThe Everyman Cork. Enjoy a slice of theatre at home with their brand new MADE IN CORK: PLAY IT BY EAR series  If you are missing the glamour and atmosphere, recreate it at home this …

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Jazz Halloween Quiz Answers

ANSWERS SPOILER ALERT – if you haven’t seen he quiz questions, check them out HERE first.  _____   ROUND 1 – PURE JAZZ 1. What city is considered the birthplace of jazz?  New Orleans 2.Who coined the term “jazz”?   baseball player – The earliest written record of the word is in a 1912 article …

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Jazz Halloween Quiz

This year’ Jazz has been postponed, but here’s a fun Jazz quiz for you to enjoy over zoom with your friends! 5 rounds including Jazz, Halloween and Cork trivia. HOW TO PLAY Choose one person to be your quiz master. This person will be responsible for downloading the answers at the end of the rounds! …

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Breakfast on Pluto at The Metropole Hotel Cork

Movies come to The MET for Cork Costume Trail.  Fans of Liam Neeson, Ruth Negga, Cork’s own Cillian Murphy and the cult movie Breakfast on Pluto will go wild this November. As part of the 65th Cork International Film Festival this November, The Metropole Hotel has been chosen to join this year’s Cork Costume Trail …

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Cork Midsummer Festival 2020 Reimagined {Schedule of Events}

We recently asked our guests what they missed the most about visiting Cork and they answered almost unanimously – our festivals and events! So we have exciting news for you… this year, Cork’s best loved Summer Festival – Cork Midsummer Festival will be going virtual with Midsummer Moments. The Festival is working with Cork partners, …

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