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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%

    Anonymous

    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%

    Anonymous

    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.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Cute and hilly

    Cork is a small but enjoyable city. The more tourist sites do not take much time to get to our see but they are worth doing. Cork also offers some great day trips to the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park if you don't have a car or want to drive yourself.

    Insider Tip:Things close early during the week, so if you want to go out to eat plan to go before 9pm. Weekends are crowded with hen/bachelorette parties, so plan for rowdy crowds.

  • 80%

    chrissiju1834

    nice city

    it's a nice city. not that big as dublin but with lots of things going on. as well you can go shopping quite well. make sure to go to an open mic night, especially if you are a musician .. ;)

  • 60%

    Jmcaleen

    More industrial than anything else..

    My friend and I had just come from places like Dublin, Kilkenny, Cashel, Wicklow, etc before arriving in Cork, so we'd seen a good variety of Irish sites and scenery. Cork was mildly disappointing at first..not as pretty as other cities, the atmosphere was a bit more apprehensive than say, Dublin. We warmed up to it though...there are some nice churches around, some great bars and shopping areas..not a lot of major historic sights, but it's cheap to bus out to Blarney if you want.

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