Book flights to Cork, and you’ll find plenty of people who will promise you that the Rebel City is Ireland’s real capital. Now, those people may all very well be from ‘The People’s Republic of Cork’, but that’s not to say they don’t know a good thing when they see it! Jam-packed with buzzing pubs, boasting fantastic galleries and museums, and an absolute mecca for serious foodies, Cork is an incredible city break destination – and, it’s right on the doorstep of Ireland’s incredible South-western countryside! Book flights to Cork with Ryanair, and see what the Rebel County has in store for you.
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Cork City Gaol & Radio Museum Experience

Experience bygone days in Cork, both inside and outside prison walls and also discover the impact radio has had since its invention at the Cork City Gaol and Radio Museum Experience. Located within earshot of the famous Bells of Shandon.

​Address: Sundays Well, Cork City, Co. Cork​Phone: +353 (0)21 4305022​Website:​Opening hours: 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. dailyTickets: Adults:€8.00 Child:€4.50
Cork Vision Centre @ St. Peter's

Watch the evolution of Ireland's second largest city, from the Lee Fields to Blackrock Castle, at the Cork Vision Centre. This arts & heritage centre, housed in a former 18th-century church, is located in the heart of the city on North Main Street

​Address: Cork City, Co. Cork​Phone: +353(0)214279925​Website:​Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm.Tickets: Admission is free of charge
Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Set in an award-winning building at University College Cork, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at the UCC campus, 1km from Cork city centre.

​Address: Cork City, Co. Cork​Phone: +355 21 4901844​Website:​Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 2 – 5 p.m.Tickets: Admission is free of charge
Crawford Art Gallery

The permanent collection of the Crawford Art Gallery, off St Patrick's Street in Cork City, comprises of over 2,000 works, ranging from 18th century Irish and European paintings and sculptures, through to contemporary video installations.

​Address: Emmet Place, Cork​Phone: +353 21 4805042​Website:​Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.mTickets: Admission is free of charge
Fitzgerald Park

The gardens play host to Cork Museum, Riverview Café, sculptures, a waterlily-bedecked pond, a variety of sculptures and even a skate park. Cross the "Shakey Bridge" (Daly’s Bridge) to Sunday’s Well. Be sure to jump up and down to feel the full affect!

​Phone: +353 21 4270679​Website:
The Jameson Experience

Located just 15 minutes outside Cork city, in the beautiful village of Midleton lies the Jameson distillery. Take a journey through history and see the old kilns, mills and malting, water wheel and old warehouses.

​Address: Midleton, Co Cork​Phone: +353 21 4613594​Website:
Cork Butter Museum

Churn up the history of butter making at this unique museum located on O'Connell Square, within earshot of the Bells of Shandon, in nearby St Anne's Church.

​Address: Shandon, Cork​Website:
Bishop Lucey Park

Bishop Lucey Park is a small City Centre green space sandwiched between large buildings on Cork’s showpiece street, Grand Parade. Immediately inside the gates you will see a portion of the old city walls which have been excavated and restored.

​Address: Cork City
Elizabeth Fort

Built in the late 16th Century and converted into a prison in 1835. A portion of the fort is open to the public, and commands fine views of the city from its walls.

​Address: Barrack Street, Cork City
Lavit Gallery

The Lavit Gallery is the oldest established gallery in Cork City. It boasts 800 square feet of exhibition space over two floors and showcases the work of well-known and emerging artists in a variety of media, painting, print, sculpture and ceramic.

​Address: Father Mathew Street, Cork City​Website:
Lifetime Lab

The multi award winning Lifetime Lab visitor centre, located in the tastefully restored Victorian waterworks on the Lee Road in Cork city, offers a unique way to learn about water and renewable energy.

​Address: Lee Road, Cork​Website:
Red Abbey

The tower of the Red Abbey provides a link to Cork’s medieval past, as it is the city’s only structure remaining from that time period. Considered a National Monument, it stands on the site of an Augustinian abbey thought to have been founded in the 13th or 14th century.

​Address: Red Abbey Street, Cork City
UCC Visitor's Centre

UCC Visitor's Centre is located at the heart of the main campus of UCC. It is the main information centre in the University, the starting point for regular walking tours at the university and it also sells a wide range of UCC merchandise.

​Address: Cork City, Co. Cork​Website:
Fota House and Gardens

Fota House is a special place that offers visitors the chance to discover one of Ireland’s most interesting ‘big houses’. From the grand rooms with their exquisite plasterwork to the beautifully preserved service wing, charming nursery and delightful boudoir, Fota House gives visitors an intimate look at how life was lived in the past, whether as a servant or as a member of the gentry class

​Address: Fota Island, Cork​Website:
Lusitania Monument and Graveyard

The sinking of the Cunard Liner the Lusitania on May 7th 1915 resulted in the deaths of 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard. It was torpedoed off the Old Head of Kinsale County Cork, by the Germans during World War I.

​Address: Cobh, Co. Cork
Blackrock Castle Observatory

Reach for the stars at the 16th Century Blackrock Castle, a former watch tower now combined with an award winning observatory for budding astronomers and scientists. Blackrock Castle overlooks the River Lee on the outskirts of Cork City harbour

​Address: Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4357917​Website:​Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00-17:00 Saturday | Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11:00-17:00Tickets: Adults: €6.50 Students, Seniors and Children (5-14 years): €4.50
Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park, Ireland’s only wildlife park, is located just 10 miles from Cork City and has more than ninety different species of animals from the four corners of the world where they roam freely in open surroundings

​Address: Carrigtwohill, Cork​Phone: +353 21 4812678​Website:​Opening hours: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m each dayTickets: Adults: €14.30 Children (Under 16) €9.20
St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

Situated near the heart of Cork, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral is the most recent ecclesiastical site located where the saint is believed to have founded his monastic school in the 7th century.

​Address: Bishop Street, Cork City​Website: http://+353 21 http://4963387​Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9:30-17:30 Sunday 12:30 – 17:00 (April-November only)Tickets: Adult €5.00 (Children & Students with I.D. €3.00)
Triskel Arts Centre

Housed in the restored Christchurch building and surrounded by its beautiful grounds, the centre is now home to exhibitions, concerts, a new art house cinema, Plugd record store and Gulpf Café.

​Address: Grand Parade, Cork​Phone: +353 21 4272022​Website:​Opening hours: Christchurch guided tours take place on Tuesdays at 12.00 & Thursdays at 14.00.Tickets: The Tour is: €3.00
Cork’s tradition of using very fresh local and seasonal produce makes eating in this city a treat.
Jacques Restaurant

One of Cork City’s favourite restaurants, Jacques serves consistently good food in a stylish hospitable atmosphere. The restaurant has been around for 30 years, which has enabled them to create a great network of suppliers, to always ensure the best quality of ingredients.

​Address: Phoenix Street​Phone: +353 21 4277387​Website:​Opening hours: 6pm to 10pm from Monday to Saturday

Atmospheric modern restaurant serving a combination of international influences and Irish traditions at affordable prices, located at the Hotel Isaacs.

​Address: 48 Mac Curtain Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4552279​Website:

Very popular restaurant just as well suited for the family with children as for the young couple in love. The staff serves homemade pizza, pasta, burgers and salads in large portions.

​Address: 314 Winthrop Avenue​Phone: +353 21 4275077​Website:
Liberty Grill

This American style grill restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner in a busy and vibrant atmosphere. The food is prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. On the menu you will find dishes like Mojito Chicken Salad, Grilled Maple Pork Chops and Filet Steak.

​Address: 32 Washington Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4271049​Website:
El Vino

With International cuisine El Vino offers something for everyone. On the menu you will find mouth-watering Tapas, Pan Seared Duck Breast and Thai Red Curry. There is also a good selection of wines which you can enjoy in a charming and cosy atmosphere.

​Address: Eglinton Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4318530 ​Website:
Market Lane

This award winning Irish restaurant and bar is located in the very heart of Cork city centre. The two floor restaurant offers great dishes like Spaghetti with pan-fried tiger prawns and Roast marinated chicken breast with herb mash. You will definitely find something good to fill your hungry stomach.

​Address: 5/6 Oliver Plunkett, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4274710​Website:
Les Gourmandises

When this French restaurant opened its doors it became an instant success and celebrated by both critics and food writers. It is well known for only using the best French and locally sourced products and remains to offer fine French dining at the highest of standards.

​Address: 17 Cook Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4251959 ​Website:
Café Mexicana

Travel to Mexico without ever leaving Cork City by dining at Café Mexicana, an authentic restaurant serving Mexican-style meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes.

​Address: Carey's Lane, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4276433​Website:
Cafe Paradiso

A multiple award-winning restaurant, Cafe Paradiso is a Cork City institution. The restaurant is celebrated for bringing quality vegetarian cuisine to the public and since it opened in 1993, it has published four cookbooks.

​Address: 16 Lancaster Quay, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4277939​Website:
Nash 19

With a restaurant, cafe and shop, Nash 19 is a must-visit for any gastronome. Located in the heart of Cork City's business district, Nash 19 focuses on using local and artisan ingredients on its always changing menu.

​Address: 19 Princes Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4270880
Zaks Restaurant

Zaks Restaurant take great care in choosing locally sourced Irish quality assured ingredients for all dishes. Good cuisine served in a warm, friendly and relaxing environment.

​Address: 4 Marlboro Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4905692​Website:
Amicus Restaurant

Amicus Restaurant offers new world cuisine in a contemporary setting at the heart of Cork City's historic Huguenot Quarter. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a lounge where patrons can enjoy drinks and tapas.

​Address: Paul Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4276455​Website:
Bombay Palace Restaurant

Bombay Palace is an Indian restaurant that sits in the very heart of Cork City on Cook Street. It is a cosy locale, with a colourful and comfortable interior. Menu options include early bird, special dinner, a la carte and take away

​Address: 14/15 Cook Street Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4273366​Website:
Fenn's Quay Restaurant

Tucked away in Cork City, Fenn's Quay is an excellent, family-run restaurant that prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients that are prepared with care and attention. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

​Address: 5 Sheares Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4279527​Website:
Cork is right at heart of the country’s food revolution with stacks of exceptional artisan producers, excellent cafes and enthusiastic diners.
Farmgate Café

This lively café overlooks the busy English Market, serving excellent traditional dishes with very fresh local produce. Very good value for the money. Open Monday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch.

​Address: Grand Parade, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4278134​Website:​More info: English Market, off Oliver Plunkett street and Grand Parade
Crawford Gallery Café

Run by members of the Allen family of Ballymaloe House, the Crawford Gallery Café serves excellent quality food in pleasant surroundings. A popular meeting place in Cork.

​Address: Emmet Place, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4274415​Website:​More info: Crawford Gallery
Idaho Cafe

No reservations. No phone. Just great food and friendly service!

​Address: 19 Caroline Street, Cork City
Bookshelf Coffee Shop

The Bookshelf Coffee House is a comfortable and relaxed experience where you can come and enjoy some home baking and great coffee with friends.

​Address: 78 South Mall, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 239 2576
Butlers Chocolate Café

Experience two pleasures together, delicious coffee and mouth-watering luxury chocolates at your nearest Butlers Chocolate Café.

​Address: 30 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4278866​Website:
Narrow streets and laneways filled with unique pubs, clubs and live music venues make up the landscape of Cork, Ireland’s second city, after dark. With students making up a third of its population, the city is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene. These include:
The Mutton Lane Inn

Dark and comfortable venue with candlelit tables and traditional music every Monday night. Good selection of beers, both local and foreign.

​Address: 3 Mutton Lane​Phone: +353 21 427 3471​Website:​More info: First turn after Burger King
An Bróg

A favourite among diverse groups of Corkonians, An Brog is a bar open late seven days a week and provides live music. Gets very packed during the student year.

​Address: 72 Oliver Plunkett Street​Phone: +353 21 4270074​Website:​More info: Off Grand Parade

A large converted warehouse with whitewashed walls, wooden floors, exposed beams and rotating exhibitions. One of the busiest weekend spots. -"The Bodega @ St. Peter’s Market is Cork’s most elegant venue for eating, drinking and dancing, Housed in the St. Peter’s Market building in Cork’s historic Coal Quay, the Bodega has timeless appeal."

​Address: 46 Cornmarket Street​Phone: +353 21 427 3756​Website:
The Hi-b

A tiny room up old creaking stairs, the Hi-b attracts all sorts and is friendly and welcoming to newcomers. Be prepared for intimate conversations with strangers! Live jazz piano on Wednesday nights.

​Address: 108 Oliver Plunkett Street​Phone: +353 21 4272758​More info: Off Grand Parade
An Spailpin Fanach

Atmospheric old looking pub with lots of nooks and crannies. Good place to catch a spontaneous trad session. Are open seven days a week.

​Address: 27 - 29 South Main Street​Phone: +353 21 4277949

Located on Cork’s main thoroughfare, the Savoy attracts a mellower late night crowd than some of the other clubs. The décor maintains the feel of its original function as a cinema with dim lighting and plush red curtains.

​Address: Patrick Street​Phone: +353 21 4274299​Website:​Opening hours: Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.​More info: Admission varies. No dress code.
Franciscan Well

The Franciscan Well Brewery was founded in 1998 on the North Mall in Cork City and is built on the site of an old Franciscan monastery and well, dating back to the year 1219. Legend has it that the water from the well has miraculous and curative properties and people would come from afar to drink it.

​Address: 14B North Mall, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4393 434​Website:

Conveniently situated on Washington Street, Reardens is the cornerstone of the Washington street strip. This very eclectic and traditional bar is full of quirky corners and seating areas.

​Address: 26 Washington Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4274445​Website:
The Castle Inn

The Castle inn is a delightful pub on North Main street, close to Washington street that has a famous little snug in front of the bar and has an old world Irish country feel to it.

​Address: 99 South Main Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4277485
The Pavillion, Carey’s Lane

The Pavilion is located just off Patrick Street, on Carey's Lane, in Cork's Huguenot Quarter. Late bar 7 nights a week, with DJs and/or live music.

​Address: Huguenot Quarter, Carey's Lane, Cork City​Phone: 00353 21 4276230​Website:
Suas Bar

Suas Bar is located on South Main Street in the centre of Cork City. Its stylish decor and ambience makes Suas the perfect place to enjoy a night out. The star feature of Suas bar is the heated rooftop veranda

​Address: 4-5 South Main Street, Cork City​Phone: 353 21 4278972​Website:
Sin É

Sin É is one the best pubs for fiddle players where, on an average night, up to 10 could be performing. If you arrive on a quiet night (you may just be too early) try the Corner House next door.

​Address: 8 Coburg Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 4502266
Crane Lane

A city institution and an exceptionally versatile live music venue in Cork with a beer Garden, live music and a DJ seven nights a week.

​Address: Phoenix St, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 427 8487​Website:
The Oval

Located on the corner of historic South Main Street and Tuckey Street, the Oval is named for its stunning interior ceiling – a central feature of this particular premises – and is one of the most popular pubs in Cork.

​Address: South Main Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 427 8952​Website:
Cork is the perfect place to indulge in some serious retail therapy and pick up memorable gifts for family and friends. Most (if not all) of the leading retailers can be found in the city centre - and as the city is so compact, you’ll find it easy to explore on foot.
Cornmarket Street Market

Grab a cup of rich aromatic coffee and let yourself get lost amongst the stalls at the Cornmarket Street Market. Held every Saturday on Cornmarket street, the market brings together the best local producers

​Address: Cornmarket Street, Cork City​Phone: +353 21 7330178
Opera Lane

Cork's Opera Lane, Here in Opera Lane you will find a number of well know high street shops, such as H&M, Topshop, Gap, Topman, Next, River Island, Kuyichi, New Look, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.

​Address: Off Patrick Street
Merchants Quay

There’s a wide range of department stores including Debenhams, Dunnes Stores and Marks and Spencer in addition to restaurants, and smaller retailers contained within this indoor Mall.

​Address: Patrick Street, Cork City
French Church Street

French Church Street has a number of little shops hidden away, ranging from clothes, shoes, chocolate shops and cafés

​Address: Off Patrick Street
Shopping outside of the City

Stretching out a little from Cork City are many more large shopping centres in Blackpool, Mahon, Douglas, Carrigaline, Bishopstown and Wilton

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Cork Airport

Cork Airport is located approximately 4 miles (6 km) south of Cork City. There is a regular bus service from the airport to the bus station at Parnell Place in Cork city centre. Taxi are available outside the airport. Vehicle Hire is readily available, but advance reservation is recommended particularly during main holiday periods. If you are intending to hire a vehicle please ensure you have a current driving licence.

​Phone: Airport Information: +353 21 4313131​Website:
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