Charming Mid-size Town
Cork is a very quaint mid-size city. Small enough to travel by foot, it was much more convenient (and cheaper) than Dublin. We loved walking around Oliver Plunkett Street and checking out the vintage stores. The night life was alright. Much of the population seemed to be in their late twenties, early thirties. Just a short bus ride from Blarney Castle, I strongly recommend that anyone who visits Cork not miss out on exploring the castle and lands. It was a great one-night stay.
Insider Tip:Make sure to visit Blarney Castle while you're in the area.