Cork Things to Do

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  • 1. St Finbar's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In a country like Ireland, you would expect he most splendid church building to be Catholic. However, the Gothic Revival period – one of the most chraracteristic in British history – coincided with a...

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  • 2. Blarney Castle

    Southwest Ireland is considered one of the most visited regions in Ireland, and anyone passing through there can understand why. This is thanks to the extraordinary combination of monuments, quiet...

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  • 3. Shopping / Streets / Areas

    I forgot all about the English Market until we came upon it wandering around and regrettably we had already had lunch. But I did stop and get a few chocolates from the Chocolate Shop which purchases...

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  • 4. Cork City Gaol

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Poverty-related crime in 19th century Ireland became a key issue in the counry's history and is well explained in the former City Gaol. The history of the prison and the building complex is put into...

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  • 5. Kinsale

    A lovely day trip to the colorful harbour city of Kinsale is a must do. It is only a 40 minutes bus trip from Cork city (25km). Kinsale is a pleasure for gourmet but not only... a walk around the...

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  • 6. Hugenot Quarter

    A nice area of Cork which is known for its cafés, bookshops and an alternative style of life. However, you will quickly notice that it is also pretty small, comprising only the three pedestrianised...

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  • 7. Fitzgeralds Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It was a brillant day out for me and my friends because there was this very nice man who showed me around and told me about differnt things around the park . For my firends and I we loved it we got...

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  • 8. St Ann's Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    St. Anne's Church was first mentioned in 1199, but surely much older. However, the present building barely dates from 1772. The bells of St. Anne's Church have been immortalized in a poem. Today's...

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  • 9. Cobh....

    Next to Blarney, a trip to Cobh is the other popular day trip destination from Cobh. This cute town has been Corks gateway to the sea - as well as the gateway to the world to svereal millions of Irish...

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  • 10. Blackrock Castle

    No mediaeval town could do without a fortified castle and Cork was no different. Cork's Blackrock Castle is located where the River Lee flows into Lough Mahon. Built for defensive purposes, to protect...

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  • 11. Off the beaten track

    A nice neogothic church which stands out by the use of red sandstone as a building material. Construction started in 1851, severe storms damaged the construction site in 1853 so that the church was...

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  • 12. University of Cork

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Of all the University campuses I have visited in Ireland UCC has to come out in the top two. Trinity College Dublin is magnificent and probably tips ahead of UCC, but the sense of serenity and space...

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  • 13. Information on the city

    Bishop Lucey park is right in the centre of the city. It's a perfect place to sit and recharge your batteries while sightseeing and somewhere people come to at lunchtime to eat their sandwiches or...

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  • 14. Markets

    One of Cork's top addresses for food and a real experience: The English Market is the place where you get fresh vegetables, meat, fish, cheese and many more. Coffee stalls and bakeries round it up....

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  • 15. Cork Opera House

    Saturday night, after our meal at Market Lane Restaurant, we followed Katherine (Ekaterinburg) into the cold and rain. Winding across town, we arrived outside Cork Opera House! I wasn't quite sure why...

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  • 16. The Old Midleton Distillery

    This distillery houses one of the three Irish Whiskey Visitor Centres where the making of Jameson's and other Irish whiskeys is explained. There are very interesting daily tours, and the whiskey...

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  • 17. Shandon Tower

    Though not as vibrant as the city centre, the area of Shandon has its quiet charm. Situated on a hill overlooking the River Lee, it sometimes opens onto the city centre as you walk along its narrow...

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  • 18. Macroom Castle

    Sight seeing is one thing you should really do. I visited The Macroom Castle. It still has it's construction well built. It has a great guided tour throught out the castle. The Macroom Castle is one...

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  • 19. Crawford Art Gallery

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery is the venue of permanent and temporary art exhibitions. Their permanent collection includes paintings by Irish and international artists from the 17th century to...

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  • 20. Racing

    Going to the dogs is the Cork way of describing a night at the Greyhound track at Curaheen Stadium. Greyhound racing is really popular in Ireland with major tracks accsessible from most locations. In...

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  • 21. Art gallery

    The Glucksman, Cork's newest Art Gallery has already in its short lifetime won many architectural awards. Though extremely modernist in design it blends seamlessly with its more mature companions on...

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  • 22. Cork Walks

    Cork's larger and smaller sights can be found in the Cork Walks. These are recommended routes that can be used as a self-guided city tour. Each tour lasts for...

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  • 23. St. Patrick's Day in Cork

    With St. Patrick's Day becoming more and more popular with non-Irish as well, many people (including me) visit Ireland to celebrate the Irish Patron Saint in...

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  • 24. Church of the Holy Trinity

    The church of the Holy Trinity is the church for the Capuchin Friary and one of the most beautiful neogothic churches in the city. It was designed in honour of...

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  • 25. Red Abbey Tower

    Long ago, many priories and abbeys were located within the boundaries of Cork City. One of them was the Augustinian Monastery, founded in the 13th of 14th...

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