In Cork city centre, the action is generally centered around St. Patrick’s Street. This shopping area is popular with visitors and locals, and can get very busy, especially at weekends. The surrounding streets provide a wide range of places to eat and drink, catering to most tastes and budgets.
Many of the main attractions are within walking distance of the city centre, from St. Anne’s Bell Tower in Shandon to Fitzgerald Park. There are also a lot of fun and interesting places to visit just outside the city. A short trip will take you to the suburb of Blackrock and then a little further afield there’s the village of Blarney, home to one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, the Blarney Stone.
Throughout the year, Cork’s various festivals attract a large number of visitors with huge crowds of people descending on the city for various events from St. Patrick’s Day in March to the Cork Film Festival in October. This bustling contemporary city has something for everyone and will keep you coming back again and again.