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Top 10 Things to Do in Cork

Top 10 Things to Do in Cork

We are ideally located in the heart of Cork city, close to numerous attractions, for young and old. Click on the pins below to view all the details.  

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Blarney Castle

The village of Blarney is a must see for any visitor to Cork. Stroll through the stunning gardens of the Blarney Castle, and take the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, which will bestow you with the gift of eloquence.

Old Head

One of the most renowned golf courses in Ireland, Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale is set on a stunning peninsula that stretches out two miles into the Atlantic Ocean.  Nine of the eighteen holes on the 72 par course are played along the cliffs, with spectacular views all around.  Sea breezes and changeable weather ensure a golf experience to test even the most seasoned golfers.

Shandon Street (St. Anne’s Church)

A Cork institution, St. Anne’s Church on Shandon Street stands tall and proud over the city. A short walk from the main shopping district, Shandon Street is steeped in culture. Climb the 120 ft steeple to ring the bells of Shandon and gaze at the panoramic views of the city.

St. Finbarr’s Cathedral

Situated close to the heart of Cork, St Finbarr’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and interesting buildings in Ireland. St Finbarr himself is said to have founded this school of teaching in the 7th century. The building is rich in sculptures with over 1260 of them built into the building.

English Market

Voted one of the top ten best food markets in Europe by the Observer Food Magazine, the English Market in Cork is not to be missed. The atmosphere, sights and smells make the English Market a shopping experience unlike any other in the city.

St. Patrick’s Street for Shopping

The main street in Cork City, you can find almost anything you require, from books, music, arts and crafts, to sporting goods, jewellery and furniture. Large retail stores such as Debenhams and Brown Thomas are also to be found.

Jameson Distillery Midleton

The Jameson Old Midleton Distillery in East Cork is a wonderful, worthwhile excursion. Tour the distillery and learn how the world famous Irish Whiskey is made. Finish the tour with a whiskey tasting.


The Harbour town of Kinsale has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cork. Famed for it’s abundance of award winning restaurants & stunning Harbour views, a trip to Kinsale is worth the mere half hour journey from the city.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is not like an ordinary zoo. You will encounter animals that thrive in a free-range environment, which allows them to roam free while mixed with other species and with us human visitors.

Cobh Heritage Centre

The harbour town of Cobh is a popular tourist destination a short journey from Cork city, with a regular bus and train service to the town. The last port of call of the ill-fated Titanic, homage is paid to the 2.5 million Irish who emigrated in the Cobh Heritage Centre.

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