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Cork Airport has welcomed a new year-round Cork to Lisbon route.

The new year-round service from Cork Airport to Lisbon, operates twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.

With this news J. Barter have teamed up with Cork Airport,Turismo de Lisboa and Aer Lingus to give away 2 amazing package holidays to one lucky winner & the 2nd place contestant!

Love Story


On a Flight from Cork to Lisbon, James Barter met Maria a portuguese girl who was travelling to meet her family and friends. James didn't have the courage to ask her out on a date when they were in the plane but got a 2nd chance when he found her in a cafe inside the Lisbon airport. Maria then stole his suitcase. Now James needs your help to find Maria to retrieve his suitcase and finaly ask Maria out!


Cheerful, calm, and vibrant, Lisbon is a capital like no other. The city has a lot going on with events, exhibitions, flea markets, and shows scheduled practically around the clock (at least that’s how it feels), but it also offers a peaceful and relaxing environment where visitors can stroll off the beaten path and revel in nature or wind up in a historic neighborhood where time seems to stand still.



► It's one of the world's oldest cities predating the likes of London, Rome and Paris by hundreds of years. You can feel its antiquity clinging to every corner, especially in the district of Alfama. This makes Lisbon a veritable banquet for history-hungry visitors. It was very nearly destroyed entirely by a massive earthquake in 1755, but was (thankfully) patched together and revived.


► Portugal’s national drink, port or porto, is in abundance in the city. If you’re not a fan of supping the rich fortified wine, it’s almost as much fun to simply peruse the walls and walls of bottles, all labelled in a classic, stencil style.


► Lisbon is as proud as punch of its role in the Age of Discovery, with the city being the starting place for dozens of exploratory voyages around the globe, including Vasco da Gama’s expedition to India in 1497. Padrão dos Descobrimento, a large monument on the north bank of the Tagus, celebrates this: it features statues of early navigators peering out to sea, led by Henry the Navigator.


► The city still supports century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars that lurch up and down the narrow streets. Is exemplary of Lisbon’s nostalgic character.


► Make sure to stop by Bertrand, which holds the Guinness World Record as being the world's oldest. Lisbon is also home to one of the world's smallest bookshops: Livraria do Simão, at just under four square metres in size.


► The custard tarts at Pasteis de Belém are world-famous and that’s why queues for the sweet, rich, perfectly crisp treats often stretch along the pavement. Only four men know the secret recipe, and it's never been written down.









Cork Airport is the international gateway to the South of Ireland and is uniquely positioned at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East.

It is the country’s second largest and best connected international airport with more choice of routes than any other airport outside of Dublin.

More than 2.2 million passengers travel through the airport this year, flying to 50+ top destinations across the UK and throughout continental Europe. Cork Airport’s customer service (as voted by passengers) has won national and international awards.





THE LISBON TOURISM ASSOCIATION  was established in 1997 and its main objectives are the sustained tourism development in its area of intervention; the promotion of Lisbon as a tourist destination in leisure articles; the promotion of Lisbon as a venue for congresses, fairs and as an incentive trip destination and the provision of Information and support for visiting tourists.

It is the Regional Tourism Promotion Agency for the Region of Lisbon since 2004, maintaining international tourism promotion as its main activity,  for promotion and tourist information of Lisbon and it collaborates in the organization of events in the city of Lisbon.






For over 77 years, Aer Lingus has flown people to and from the island of Ireland. To many people Aer Lingus remains the Irish airline. In fact, its company logo (a three-leafed shamrock) is derived from an ancient story told of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick. 

It was during an Irish summer – May 22, 1936 to be exact – when Aer Lingus Teoranta was founded and that shamrock calling sign first entered the skies. Just five days later, on May 27, captain Eric Armstrong made Aer Lingus’ first flight from Dublin to Bristol. The aircraft that made the crossing was the first the company ever purchased – a DH 84 Dragon christened ‘Iolar’ (‘Eagle’ in Gaelic). 

Irish aviation history was made.



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