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Sunday, April 20th in Cork for lunch - Where???

by djoslin

I have a day in Cork, but it's a Sunday. What's open for a pub lunch, perhaps with music?

Re: Sunday, April 20th in Cork for lunch - Where???

by cafank

Can't remember the name of the pub but we had a great time one Sunday at a pub in Oliver Plunkett St. - how can you forget that name? From memory there were quite a few pubs along the street which did have local music.

Re: Sunday, April 20th in Cork for lunch - Where???

by Ekaterinburg

I've just checked the listings in this month's Whazon.

Seems like some pubs do lunch on Sunday, some do music but I didn't spot any which claimed to do both.

Charlie's Bar in Union Quay, is a very traditional Cork bar and they are open from 12.30 on Sunday and have a live music session that starts at 3.00. But they don't mention food. Counihans, on Pembroke Street ( near the GPO ) is another great pub and they also have live music every Sunday from 12 noon.

I'll make some enquiries and get back to you but you can check all the listings for Cork in April, on .

If it's a nice day maybe you could get out of town to Kinsale, Blarney or Cobh. Fitzgralds Park and the UCC Campus would be good for a walk but Sunday isn't the best day of the week as most things, like the public museum and Art Gallery are closed.

I hope you enjoy your day in Cork:))

You could always have lunch first in one of Cork's great restaurants and then hit the pub.

Re: Sunday, April 20th in Cork for lunch - Where???

by djoslin

Thanks for the information. We'll be docking in Cobh, and will walk through the town. We plan to take the train from Cobh to Cork. We hae a long day (9:00 to 19:00), and hope to get around both places.

Travel Tips for Cork

We travelled through Cork,...

by Sazza

We travelled through Cork, stopped off there to shop on the way back, we were going to Lisdoonvarna for a fieldtrip as part of my degree. Apparantly Lisdoonvarna is quite a world renowned place for the festival they have there each year - wouldn't mind to go!!! Up on one of the beaches on the west coast there was a dead whale which had been there for about 5 years - it smelt real bad - is it STILL there?

Read WhazOn and Know What's Happening

by Ekaterinburg

WhazOn is free, published monthly and available all over the city in shops, restaurants, libraries etc.
It provides full entertainment listings for each months as well as as a directory of pubs, restaurants and shops This is how we check up on gigs etc., so you will find it very useful also.

Cork NAval Base

by AusPinay

I put this on the off the beaten track as it is not a tourist spot yet picturesque from the cruise ship as we sailed towards the port of Cork. It had medieval type of buildings and it was an interesting sight we could view for free!

It is located at Haurbowline , Cork City, Cork, Ireland

The fine buildings of the Haulbowline Naval Base were constructed by the Royal Navy in 1806. The adjacent basin and dock - The Royal Alexandra Yard were opened in 1822. Unfortunately the buildings have become dominated by the now closed Irish Steel works which opened between the Royal Navy's withdrawal and the establishment of the Irish Naval Service.

The steel works closed at the start of the 21st Century and during autumn 2005 demolition was in progress.

when I say off the beaten...

by ombre

when I say off the beaten track ,its not really that but the costal town of cobh is well worth a visit famous as being the last place the titanic docked at before it when on to be made made into a over rated film lol.
we got ther by train and the trip its self takes in some amazing views of the west coast of ireland.
the trip it self is roughly about 35 mins from cork city........................
this is a post card pic of the town

Pubs are really popular in...

by zorlack

Pubs are really popular in Ireland. There are many pubs and clubs in Cork. At night, the streets are usually empty, but the clubs and pubs are jamin with lots of young energic people. There are also quiet and laid back pubs were more mature crowds hang out at. Lots of other business are closed by eight o'clock in the evening. So, all there is to do is to go pubbing in Ireland.
Pubs are usually made from old houses. Many of them are historical buildings. They have a bit of attention with their historic appearences. Many serve the same drinks and beers. Others on the other hands, brew their own kinds of beers. People in Cork are really friendly to visitor from all over the world. There are no dress codes at many of the clubs or pubs in Cork. Some people dress to impress and others dress causal.


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