Activities

Cork has something for everyone.

The centre of Cork with it's magnificent main street, St. Patrick's Street is a shopper's paradise. The pedestrianised area between St. Patrick's Street and Paul Street, also known as the "Hugenot Quarter", has a multitude of cafes, restauraunts and quirky little shops.

Oliver Plunkett Street and it's many side-streets offer some great night-life - ranging from big "superpubs" to smaller, more intimate "drinking dens". Make sure to sample some of the local brews. Dublin has Guinness but Cork has Murphy's and Beamish - infinitely superior! Not to mention Cork's very own microbrewery; The Franciscan Well.On a similar theme; the world-famous Jameson Distillery is located a few miles away in Midleton. There are ttours every hour as well as the opportunity to sample some of that "water of life" !

 

Old English Market

No visit to Cork could be said to be complete without a visit toThe English Market, located just off of St. Patrick's St. Dating from the 1700's, it is unique in Ireland. offering a thriving mix of tradtitional greengrocers and fishmongers right through to stalls selling local cheeses, handmade breads, gourmet coffees and handmade chocolates. Want to know why Cork people are so cheerful? It's because we get our grub here!

Don't forget to ring the famous "Bells of Shandon". and while you're there, visit Linehan's Sweet Factory - still making old fashioned favourites like Bulls Eyes and Clove Rocks. Yumm!

Blarney Castle

Top 10 things to do in Cork
  1. Kiss The Blarney Stone
  2. Visit The English Market
  3. Ring The Bells of Shandon
  4. Drink a pint of Murphy's
  5. Drink another pint of Murphy's
  6. Watch a game of hurling
  7. Climb St. Patrick's Hill
  8. Visit Cobh - last port of call for the Titanic
  9. Head down to Kinsale for some amazing seafood
  10. "Do Pana" and "lamp de feens and beors" (we'll explain when you get here)
Top Things NOT to do in Cork
  1. Drink a pint of Guinness
  2. Tell people how great Dublin is
  3. Complain about the hills
  4. Eat tripe and drisheen
  5. Climb St. Patrick's Hill
  6. Ask the locals if they are speaking English.
  7. Tell people your family came from Dublin
Lose yourself in our beautiful countryside
The beautiful coastline of West Cork and The Ring of Kerry are all within easy driving distance. The drive from Cork to Killarney via Inchigeela, Gougane Barra, The Beara Peninsula and The Healy Pass is one that you will never forget! There are amazing blue flag beaches all along the coast by Clonakilty in beautiful West Cork! For avid walkers, there are beautiful harbour walks from Cork city, all the way to the historic port of Cobh - last port of call for the Titanic.

West Cork