Cork Pocket Guide

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As well as being Ireland's second largest city, Cork is the capital of the 'Rebel County' and is a great choice for a short break or a longer stay. Located on the banks of the River Lee, this city provides visitors with an impressive selection of things to see and do, along with entertaining nightlife and friendly Corkonians.

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  • Cheap Eats Here you'll find information on some of the best places to eat in Cork, whether you're looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Don't Miss Kissing the Blarney Stone is just one of the things you have to try while in Cork. Learn more here!
  • Budget Tips Many of Cork's main museums are free of charge. We've got all the details, and more, right here.
  • A Day in Cork... Learn how we spent the perfect day in Ireland's second largest city

Cork City Reviews

  • 80%


    Amazing City in a Great Location of Ireland

    Cork itself is a nice Irish city that is much different from Dublin. The size of it isn't overwhelming and there are amazing places to eat and cool little gems within the city.

  • 90%


    Cork is definitely a younger, funner, more hip scene than most of Ireland. There's a lot more to do and see and shop than most other cities, minus Dublin.

    Insider Tip:Wander the side streets and back streets often. They are charming and under-rated, especially when exploring dilapidated churches and cathedrals.

  • 70%


    You'll probably get lost.

    The 'city' of Cork had a small town feel to it, because everything is so centrally located. Check out the high-street, and the market, and don't waste your time buying a hop-on-hop-off ticket, everywhere is within a 15 minute walk! We planned to spend 2 full days in Cork, but fit almost everything into one, so if your planning to stay a while, I would rent a car / go to Paddiwagons Tours.

  • 80%


    Nice for a day

    Cork doesn't have that much to offer, but it's a great location for doing trips to other towns close buy

    Insider Tip:The college was wonderful. If you like to go for a delicious home-made cake, go to Tara's Tearoom

  • 80%


    Cork - Must see in Ireland

    Great place to see Southern and Western Ireland. We liked it way more than Dublin. It was a great jumping off point for tours to other parts of Ireland. I thought it was a way more authentic part of Ireland.

    Insider Tip:Don't waste your time on the English Market if you don't have time. If you're looking for an early breakfast (not from a convenience store) hit up Costa Coffee. It's the only place that opens are a reasonable time. We took tours through the Paddywagon company (excellent) and it was the best option for coffee/food. Take the Rock of Cashel tour through the Paddywagon company. Get to see South/Central Ireland and it's at a relaxing pace. Take the #215 Bus (30 minutes) from Parnell Station for Blarney.

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