Looking for things to do in Cork City?
Visit Cork City and explore historic buildings, narrow streets and lively markets in one of Ireland’s oldest cities. The Carrigaline Court Hotel is only a 15 minute drive from Cork City. There is also a 24/7 Bus route, just outside the hotel. Click here to view Bus timetable
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Cork Opera House
Cork Opera House is southern Ireland’s premier venue for the best concerts, comedy, drama, dance, family fare, and, of course, opera. Located in the heart of Cork City, the Opera House has been a Cork cultural institution for over 160 years and will continue to strive to present and produce both indigenous and international top class acts for the people of Cork and further afield.
Crawford Art Gallery
Crawford Art Gallery is a national cultural institution located in a significant heritage building in the heart of Cork city dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. For more information visit the Crawford Art Gallery page
Mahon Point Shopping Centre
Mahon Point Shopping Centre is one of Ireland’s largest shopping centre with over 60 stores including, Tesco, Zara, Rituals, Omniplex Cinema, Milano, Nandos and so much more! Other services include: Weekly Farmers Market, Free Style Advisor Service, Drop in Creche, Free Parking and Direct Bus Routes. For more information visit the Mahon point shopping centre page
The English Market
The English Market is, above all else, a place of Commerce and Trade and the continuation of successful trading is essential to ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy the experience that is the English Market. It is very much the privilege of the traders to play their part in having visitors enjoy the experience of the market.
To properly savour the experience of visiting the English Market, visitors need to have the space and time to walk its aisles, to view the stalls and to sit, sip a coffee, and enjoy the unique trading experience of the Market that has survived since the 18th Century.
Saint Fin Barres Cathedral
Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork (Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross), Cork’s Anglican Cathedral situated in the centre of Cork City, Ireland. Designed by William Burges and consecrated in 1870, the Cathedral lies on a site where Christian worship has been offered since the seventh century.
For more information visit the Saint Fin Barres Cathedral page
Visit St Anne’s Church – One of the oldest churches in the city build in 1722!
Climb 132 steps to see spectacular 360 views of the city at 120ft!
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Fitzgerald Park home to Cork Public Museum, it is just a short stroll along the on the Mardyke from Cork City centre and the University College Cork. Fitzgerald’s Park where the visitor and local alike can enjoy a riverside picnic on the banks of the river Lee.
Fitzgerald’s Park named after a previous Lord Mayor of Cork in 1901, Edward Fitzgerald, offers a quite retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, with its beautiful tree lined avenues, brimming flower beds and rose garden to its many statues and sculptures and the large central fountain, this 18 acre park is a wonderful treat
Blackrock Castle Observatory
Blackrock Castle is the oldest surviving structure still in use in the city of Cork. This historic castle has served as an Admiralty Court, a lighthouse, a signaling station and a gun battery, defending the river approach to Cork.
Plan your visit with an up to date list of the times of activities, tours and events at Blackrock Castle.
University College Cork (UCC)
An award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. The beautiful university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849 and now have a student population of over 22,500!
Visit the UCC website for more information!
Munster Technological University (MTU, formally known as the Cork Institute of Technology or CIT)
Munster Technological University is a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education and research. MTU has an extensive and impressive regional footprint with six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry, and a student body of 18,000.
Visit the MTU website for more information!
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