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%


    Visit Blarney Castle

    I spent most of my time in Cork visiting Blarney Castle, and yes, I kissed the Blarney Stone. Definitely worth the trip, because the entire grounds of Blarney Castle and the castle itself were beautiful. You can easily spend the entire day walking around the grounds, climbing the castle, and enjoying the beauty that is Blarney.

    Insider Tip:The stone is actually difficult to kiss, hopefully you aren't afraid of heights!

  • 70%


    Cork, Ireland

    Not much places to visit. There is a cathedral that is really pretty and you can hunt around the city centre for some traditional irish food. Visit the English market for hot choco from the choco shop. really gooey and thick. a small cup for 1 euro. English market is where you should head to in order to get really cheap and fresh food to cook. Check out the pastries there too.

    Insider Tip:Really small town so you can easily walk around the city area and to local attractions

  • 90%


    Weekend in Cork

    I was in Cork Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, saw the local sights and went on a trip with PaddyWagon to the Cliffs of Moher, Limerick and other great spots.

    Insider Tip:Head straight for the tourism office to book a tour - so worth the money, I went with PaddyWagon, the coach driver was really nice and knew so much about the history of the places we visited. There are also different maps available which outline different types of walking tours you can do around Cork

  • 90%



    Generally I love Ireland, but ive decided im madly inlove with cork, I have to quickly find another reason to stop by. The people are nice, they speak to you with a smile on the face..;they are NOT in a crazy hurry for "i dont know what"...the service is off the hook.Goodnesss me I live in a the wrong place :-)

    Insider Tip:Leave your problems behind and go unwind in Cork

  • 50%


    Not my favorite, but alright

    The city of Cork is worth a stop - maybe - but you're not really missing anything if you don't. It's a big ghetto city. However, this is an excellent location for traveling to other places on tour buses (I used Paddy Waggon and loved it). The other side of the bridge (where the university is) is a much better part of the city.

    Insider Tip:If you have to stay here, I stayed in both Shielas hostel and Bru bar - both are pretty lousy hostels to say the least. Pick Bru bar if you have to though - trust me, it's much better than the other one, even though its still an attic and gross. I'd try to find something on the other side of the bridge. Lots of buses come through cork, so its a great place to connect and plan outings.

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