The historical city of Midleton has its origins based in the XII century and is situated 22 km from Cork and 250 km from Dublin. It’s called Midleton (Middle Town) due to its strategic location between the cities of Cork and Youghal, it is an energetic town with lots of cultural activities. It is also famous for its distilleries which date back to 1825. The actual building has been restored and is now the prime location for visitors to the Jameson Heritage Centre, here you can find the biggest alembic (distillery) in the world with a capacity of 140,000 l.
Midleton College was founded by Elizabeth Villiers, the governess of William III of England in 1696. Midleton College has a prestigious reputation in the UK’s educational world; it is a modern and well recognized college with many famous players of the local sport Hurling who studied there. They have large well equipped classrooms, with computer rooms, TV rooms, table football, sports centre, hockey pitch, tennis courts and a swimming pool.
The students will reside in Midleton College with full-board: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The building has bedrooms with 4 to 12 beds with shared bathrooms.
Activities and half day excursions
Situated on the west coast of Ireland, Cork is one of the most beautiful cities in Ireland. In 2005, it was selected as the European capital of culture. As one of the biggest cities in Ireland there is a lot to see in this tranquil city.
Kinsale is a traditional port village found in the South West coast of Ireland. With a harbour filled with sailing and fishing boats, it’s a beautiful sight to behold. You can expect to meet some amazing people along with incredible food that you would want from any seaside town.
Known as the second largest natural harbour in the world, Spike Island is an incredibly fascinating place that has been shaped by history. Only recently opened to the public, this island has been host to a monastery of monks, a fortress and even a prison. It is now an intriguing place to visit that has its own natural beauty along with great historic value.
This is an incredibly picturesque castle that came from the 16th century in the heart of Cork city. As it resides on the river, it was used to fight off pirates and other invaders from attacking the harbour. Now used as an observatory, it is a stunning place to visit with lots of history.
Saint Fin barre’s Cathedral
An old Victorian cathedral built in the 1800s, it is part of the church of Ireland in Cork City. This amazing building stands in the middle of Cork city as a stunning piece of architecture and craftsmanship.