Things to see and do - Cork
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Cork Travel guide
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Third city of Ireland after Dublin and Belfast, Cork is an important trading centre, county town of County Cork and also a university town. The northern suburbs, including the solely residential Montenotte district, are located up above the flat city centre, which is built on drained marshland. The River Lee flows through the city, extending into a network of channels on its way. Its estuary forms the largest natural harbour in Europe.
Tourist attractions Cork : Things to see and do
IRL - Blarney
At the castle's heart is its huge keep, a fine example of a fortified dwelling. The main draw is the Blarney Stone just below the parapet at the top of the building, which reputedly gives the gift of the gab to those who kiss it. Easier said than don..
Summer Cove IRL - Kinsale
This fort was built in the 17C during a campaign to fortify the bay. Its star-shaped layout is reminiscent of Vauban's citadels. The fort has two enormous bastions facing the sea and forms a circle around a real town. It remained occupied by the Engl..
Church St. IRL - Youghal
The first church on this site, a wooden construction, may well have been built by the disciples of Saint Declan of Ardmore in c 400. The current building, from the early 13C, was considered «one of Ireland's most impressive churches» by Claud Cockbur..
South Mall IRL - Cork
Located in the very heart of Cork city, The Imperial Hotel is less than a minute’s walk from Cork’s main shopping district. It boasts spacious rooms and the luxurious Escape Spa. Rooms at the Imperial feature power showers and baths. Guests can rela..
Coburg Street IRL - Cork Cork
This friendly hotel with excellent service has a prime city-centre location near shops theatres, galleries, vibrant bars and restaurants. Bustling St. Patrick's Street is just around the corner. Ashley Hotel is within a mid -19th-century house and h..
Lapps Quay IRL - Cork .
Prix Prices from : 120 €
Facing Cork City Hall, the Clarion Hotel Cork overlooks the River Lee. It offers beautifully designed air-conditioned rooms, a health and spa centre with pool, and 2 fine restaurants. Decorated in light modern colours, many rooms have floor-to-ceili..
16 Lancaster Quay, Western Rd IRL - Cork
They have been serving creative, satisfying vegetarian dishes at this stylish restaurant for over 20 years now - and it's as busy and as popular as ever. Service is bright and friendly and the atmosphere, intimate yet lively. The spacious, modern bed..
Market St IRL - Kinsale
Simple little wine-bar-cum-bistro run by a keen young couple. Cooking has Mediterranean influences; go for the small plates - three plus dessert should suffice. Dishes are tasty, carefully prepared and often have a playful element. The bar serves pro..
English Market (1st floor), Princes St IRL - Cork
Popular, long-standing eatery above a bustling 200 year old market; turn right for self-service or left for the bistro. Daily menus use produce from the stalls below and are supplemented by the latest catch. Dishes are hearty and homemade.
Western Rd. IRL - Cork
Pier Rd IRL - Kinsale
Friendly, informal restaurant that's something of a local institution: dine in the spacious restaurant amongst 'fishy' memorabilia or alfresco on the small terrace. Concise, all-day menus offer well-prepared seafood dishes and interesting specials. T..
5 Sheares St IRL - Cork
Modest little bistro with whitewashed brick walls, closely set tables and a loyal following. Simple, flavoursome cooking offers light lunches and more substantial dishes at dinner; pop in for morning coffee or afternoon tea.
23 Oliver Plunket St IRL - Cork
Personally run restaurant with an intimate feel and friendly, helpful service. Honest regional cooking uses good quality local ingredients and has clearly defined flavours. In the evening, they also serve small plates in the wine bar.
17 Cook St IRL - Cork
Smart, contemporary restaurant which is proudly run by experienced owners - he cooks and she looks after the service. Accomplished dishes have a classic French heart and original Irish twists. The set menus represent good value.