About Cork

Cork, a thriving metropolitan city, renowned for the warm welcome you receive and its picturesque location on the River Lee. It provides all the conveniences you would expect to find in a major city while maintaining a leisurely and relaxed feel.

Cork City

Cork City has a great buzz all year round. Its celebrated arts and culture scene, and wide selection of entertainment mean there is something to suit all tastes. Take a wander down Patricks Street, known locally as “Pana” and explore the narrow winding streets of this medieval city. Sample the culinary delights of the world famous English Market, Ireland’s most distinguished covered market, which has been serving the people of Cork since 1788. Cork University Business School is a five minute walk from the city centre which itself is compact and easily explored by foot or bicycle. 

Cork County

Rural Cork is equally as exciting as the city centre and is very accessible. Many of Cork’s most famous attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle and Spike Island are all just a short train, bus or car journey away. Want to venture further afield? The busy market town of Midleton, on the city’s doorstep; take a daytrip to the picturesque town of Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic; or spend an afternoon wandering around the narrow streets of Kinsale, the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland’.

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St. Patrick's Bridge, Cork City
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Sunset over the River Lee
Colourful houses in Cobh
Blackrock Castle, Cork
Just outside Cork City, features a restaurant and observatory
Sherkin Island, Baltimore
Old stone wall in West Cork
Footbridge across the River Lee, Cork City
Baltimore Beacon
a white-painted stone beacon at the entrance to the harbour at Baltimore, County Cork.
On the road again... a country road in County Cork
City Hall by night
Cobh, Co, Cork
The harbour town of Cobh is a short train ride away from Cork.
Cork coastline
Lighthouse at Roche's Point in East Cork
City Hall, Cork
Cork City Docklands

Cork City: An Ireland Tour and Travel Guide

A guide to Cork City from Expedia.

Videos of Cork

Cork Science Festival - November

Cork Science Festival is a week long festival of science events taking place across Cork this November. From the 13th to the 20th November, a program of free public engagement events, community talks, exhibitions, shows and school workshops are available to enjoy.