Port of Cork

About Cork, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Cork, County Cork, Ireland)

A town typified by its vibrancy and laid back atmosphere, Cork is a historic city rich in Irish charm and well situated for exploring the scenic West Cork countryside.

Visitors will find both natural and manmade attractions on offer in Ireland's second biggest city.

What to do in Cork

There's no shortage of notable landmarks and places of interest worth adding to a sightseeing agenda, especially since the town has a history dating back to the first millennium. Shopping is fairly decent and there are some nice canal side strolls and city parks. If the weather in miserable you can do as the local do and step inside one of the many pubs.

If sightseeing isn't your thing, then head for the town centre and immerse yourself in the charms of Irish culture at one of Cork's highly hospitable pubs. You will find the Guinness flows as freely as the conversation and live music is a regular evening feature.

Tourist Attractions

The remains of the old city walls in Elizabeth's Fort and St Finn Barres Cathedral are a must for sightseeing tours. The epic adventure exhibition of the 1796 Armada is a popular attraction, as are the old Cork City gaol, Desmond Castle and the English market. By travelling a little out of the city, you'lll find nearby attractions such as the world famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, the pleasant seaside town of Kinsale, with the 17th century Charles Fort and the town of Waterford, famous for its crystal production.

Cork Port

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