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

  • 90%


    A city with soul and character

    A city that is not too huge, but not too small either. People in cork seem to be all super friendly and helpful and the city itself has a lot to offer from parks to castles (Blarney).

    Insider Tip:Go to Kents train station and take the 15 minute ride to Fota island wildlife park! Low price but with super good value!

  • 60%


    Cork Review

    I loved visiting Cork as I've heard from everyone that Dublin isn't a good impression of Ireland. My friends and I walked around the city a bunch and had a great time. Watch out for some creepy people as we had a couple encounters on the street with some strange men that just wanted to talk to us.

    Insider Tip:The wind is very strong and the hills are very steep! An umbrella isn't going to work, so make sure you have a hood and raincoat!

  • 80%


    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.

  • 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.

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