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Experience Ireland's biggest jazz festival in style

10th September 2010 Print
Cork Jazz Festival

Discover the delights of County Cork this autumn and experience Ireland’s biggest jazz festival from 22nd to 26th October with leading musicians from across the globe performing in this cosmopolitan city.

To make it really memorable, why not treat yourself to a weekend of luxury at the stunning Castlemartyr Resort for £270 per room per night, based on two sharing, with full Irish breakfast and a gourmet dinner in the Bell Tower restaurant.

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, now in its 32nd year, features headliners including Grammy award-winner Herbie Hanock, jazz legend Maceo Parker and a host of other favourites such as The Brand New Heavies, Steve Winwood, Apes & Babes, Robert Glasper Experiment and Omar Sosa. Performances will take place across Cork city in more than 80 top venues, including Everyman Palace Theatre and The Savoy Theatre, and admission to most events is free.

Jazz fans can also take part in the exciting fringe programme which offers master classes, exhibitions and workshops and there are plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants for all to enjoy during their visit this vibrant city– named by travel experts as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010.

After a day of jazz, soul, blues and more, guests can relax at the stunning five-star Castlemartyr Resort, just half an hour from the city centre and the festival action, yet set amidst 220 acres of breathtaking countryside. The stylish manor-house hotel boasts 103 rooms and suites, dining in the elegant Bell Tower or the contemporary Clubhouse and a fashionable bar.

During their stay, guests can unwind with a round of golf on the Ron Kirby-designed inland links-style golf course or enjoy the fabulous spa and wellness centre with seven individual treatment rooms, a hairdressing salon, spa pool and a yoga and Pilates studio.

For bookings visit:

Guests can fly direct to Cork from 13 regional departure airports with deals from just £19.99*, or take the ferry to Cork, or alternatively Rosslare, with family prices from £59**.

* See for details.
** Price for travel from Swansea to Cork with For deals to Rosslare visit

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Cork Jazz Festival