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Jameson Experience in County Cork
"Make you own way to the old Midleton Distillery which is located in Midleton around a 15-minute drive from the city of Cork. Between April and mid-October there is a public bus service from St Patrick’s Quay.Begin by watching an informative video that will introduce you to the story of Jameson. The long-standing brand has been producing Irish whiskey for more than 230 years. After getting up to spe talk a walk through the old distillery in the company of an expert guide. Some of the buildings here date back as far as the late 18th century and although the distillery is no longer functioning much of the equipment and features have been carefully preserved and restored.As you walk through the historical buildings see old kilns
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Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin
"Leaving the city of Dublin behind you'll set off on board a luxury air-conditioned coach and watch the landscape change from Dublin's urban cityscape to the rolling green hills that typify the Irish countryside. Your day trip will drive through several areas of interest including the Galtee Mountains and the Curragh in County Kildare which is home to Ireland's National Stud Farm and is famous as a sporting region.Passing south through County Tipperary your tour will reach Blarney Castle by late morning. This beautiful medieval castle is home to one of Ireland's best loved treasures - the fascinating Blarney Stone
From EUR56.00
 
Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Known as Ireland’s second capital Cork is rich with old historic churches and houses that have been around for hundreds of years. This audio tour will immerse you in its historical quays and pathways that will lead you to its famous St Patrick’s Street it's enchanting English Market and the charming church of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. You’ll see an abundance of traditional Irish pubs restaurants and hear traditional music as you walk through the magical city of Cork. Be sure to bask in the charismatic lifestyle of the Irish! You will also see the Queen's Old Castle French Church Street the famous Cork Butter Museum
From $20.00

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Huguenot 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 streets between Paul Street and St. Patrick's street. Nice to walk through and to have a coffee, but don't expect too much. Especially if you are looking for remains of the French Church or anynthing which remembering you of the Huguenots, you will be disappointed.

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Airpunk
Jul 06, 2013

Quaint and charming

The Huguenot Quarter of Cork is the area around French Church Street and Carey's Lane.
The Huguenots were French Protestants who fled from religious prosecution in the 17th and the second half of the 18th centuries. Over 300 of them came to Cork, where they established their own church, now no longer there. Yet, their graveyard apparently still remains somewhere between these two streets. Pity I learnt about it too late.
Update: I have just learnt from another VT-er that there now is a Memorial to the Huguenots, and their graveyard with some original 17th century tombstones has been cordoned off so it must be easier to find. Thank you, heypaulo.
The Huguenots played an important role in the life of the city, serving it as Sheriffs or Mayors of Cork, merchants and textile manufacturers as well as some of the best gold and silversmiths.
The area where they lived is now a charming district of narrow pedestrianised lanes full of little restaurants, cafes, interesting specialized shops and small galleries. Just walking along them window-shopping is pure pleasure. And if you add to it a cup of hot chocolate from O'Conaill's chocolaterie, you will know what bliss is.
P.S. You will get more hot chocolate as a take-out than if you had it on the spot.

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evaanna
Apr 04, 2011

Hugenot Quarter Pedestrianised Streets

Paul Street in the Hugenot Quarter is another great street to wander along on a Saturday or any day. Nice cafes, lots of buskers and continental vibe.

A new addition to Paul Street is the sculptural monument to the great Rory Gallagher. To many, Rory was the greatest rock and blues guitarist of his generation and if you want to check him out just google and get hold of some of his music. In Cork he is revered and the small square that holds this tribute to him is known as Rory Gallagher Plaza. This is outside the Paul Street Shopping centre and especially on Saturday afternoons is thronged with people just hanging out and enjoying the buskers and whatever else is going on.

Paul Street runs from the Crawford Gallery right up to the Coal Quay where there is an outdoor market on Saturday. Fom here you can access the Patrick Street's Waterstones and browse the bookshelves. Two very charming pedestrianised sidestreets which connect Paul Street to Patrick Street are Carey's Lane and FrenchChurch Street. Loads of cafes with outdoor seating here and trendy shops. A thouroughly enjoyable area for browsing and getting a feel for the city.

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Ekaterinburg
Apr 04, 2011

huguenots area

this area is noted for its chic bars ,bookshops ,trendy boutiques Paul street the most liveliest area in cork .
in the 18th cent huguenots french protestents settled here and became merchants exporting butter ,shop keepers and setting themselves up as brewers

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Chilling Relaxed Area to Hang Out

Lotsa little cafes and restaurants around here. Great selection of food.

Also nice crafy shops, books, homecraft etc in the general area surrounding.

Nice place to people watch for a while. There is a square type area directly in fron of the Paul Street shopping center if you'd like to sit and chill.

There is a car park to the rear of the said shopping centre.

bobyn
Apr 04, 2011

Wandering through the streets of Cork

Well, it is very enjoyable to walk at leisure through the little streets between Paul street and Patrick street, the Hugenot centre of Cork. The place is always full of people and very colourful, there are buskers playing music, and the atmosphere is great. There are plenty of nice eating places and shops to satisfy everyone. Just around the corner there is the Crawford Gallery, Cork's main art gallery, very interesting and recently enlarged.
I have seen some great exhibitions there.

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Apr 04, 2011

Hugenot Quarter

Unknown to me beforehand, the last time I was in Cork, I came across lots of signs for "Cork's Hugenot Quarter". There are some interesting plaques on the walls about the history of the Hugenots in Cork but otherwise all you will see there is groovy cafes and vintage clothes stores.

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