The Muckross Lake Loop

We love Killarney with all the activities it offers – kayaking, swimming, mountain climbing, hiking, cycling and walking to name a few. We would highly recommend the Muckross Lake loop. We parked at Muckross House and started the walk by the lake. There are signposts for the lake walk near Muckross House. This walk takes about 2 hours to complete and is approximately 10km in length. It brings you around the picturesque Muckross lake and you can admire the views all along the way! (more…)

Cork’s hottest summer spot ‘The Montenotte’

Here at OnTheQT, we are excited to give you a look at the new botanical Panorama Terrace at The Montenotte. It is set to be Cork’s hottest summer spot for al fresco fun! We also want to congratulate The Montenotte as they were awarded as Best Boutique Hotel by the Irish Hotel Awards last week.


The Wild Atlantic Way

Sometimes the places on our doorstep are as beautiful as the places we travel abroad to explore. Did you know that the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest coastal tourism route in the world? It is waiting for you to explore it. The Wild Atlantic Way is a road trip on many people’s travel bucket list when they visit Ireland so I think it is time we started to appreciate the beauty that lies on our doorstep.


Support Local

It is a hard time we are all going through at the moment but if we can, we should try and support local during these tough times. We have teamed up with the Ring of Cork to share with you local gems you can support along the Ring of Cork. Whether that is supporting local by buying local produce, taking an online course or sending an encouraging message online to a business you love. This blog post is all about how you can support our fabulous Ring of Cork members during this hard time. That can be supporting a business still open for deliveries, a shop open online or even by showing support on social media. Here is a list of fabulous things being offered along the Ring of Cork at the moment.


Mother’s Day Celebrations

Mother’s Day is coming up and we will all be celebrating a little differently this year. One thing is certain though, we need to celebrate all the wonderful mothers in Ireland. In this blog post, we are going to give you a taste of some experiences, activities and ideas you can do to treat your mother in a safe way this Mother’s Day. Always remember to keep hand washing/hand sanitising and note that social distancing is key in everything we mention below.


Ski Season Essentials

Ski season is here! This time of year, we get lots of messages asking us where the best place to buy ski gear is before heading off. There is so much choice and it can be very expensive so we decided to put together a list of great deals we found on ski gear, without compromising on quality. We love buying our gear from Regatta as it is reasonable and very good quality. There are great deals at the moment on ski deals with some items having up to 50% off. You dont want to be spending a fortune on the ski gear you will only be wearing for a week or two but you also want to look stylish and most importantly warm on the slopes! Below are a few options we picked from the Regatta website to help you get all the gear you need to hit the slopes.



The Ring of Cork is full of experiences that won’t cost you a penny and will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy the breath-taking views, unforgettable beaches, dive into the history, take picturesque walks and go on fun family adventures. In this blog post, we are sharing 20 things you can do along the Ring of Cork that won’t cost you a penny. It is said that the best things in life are free and after compiling a list of these gems along the Ring of Cork, I cannot help but agree.