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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“My favourite park, and not forgetting the shaky bridge and stunning scenery and river views!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Always a lovely place to visit. Especially wonderful when there are markets and events on Emmet Place, e.g. the Midsummer Festival, Cork Jazz Festival etc. Get onto a free Sunday tour if you can - incredibly informative and enlightening. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Market
“In the centre of Cork city centre you will find The English Market. One of Corks top pics this is a place full of history and a huge range of fresh produce from meat to veg and everything in between. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“A part of Corks history, the Womens Jail in Sundays Well is a must if you want to explore Corks past!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Establishment
“The official, formal music venue. Ticketing in advance on line. Check their website. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
City Hall
“Cork offers a wide variety of shopping possibilities. Patrick Street in the city centre is the traditional shopping area, with a wide range of department stores. Cork is famous for its food too. Country markets and farmers' markets can be visited throughout the city and county. The English Market is an indoor market on Grand Parade in the city, and has been in operation since 1788. The mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from afar alongwith long standing family run stalls contribute to the unique appeal of this market.”
  • 26 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Pub
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“Great food, fab music, a huge magnet for tourists especially for the Irish dancing / traditional music some evenings.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Church
“The Shandon Bells are a part of Corks history and Shandon is a beautiful old part of Cork. You can visit and ring the bells! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Delicious fire oven pizzas, plenty of beers to taste, big outdoor space, swing jazz on Sunday night”
  • 30 locals recommend
Market
“Historical building, the English Market is famous for its produce and a favourite place to buy artisan food in Cork!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Church
“Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Gothic Revival three-spire cathedral in the city of Cork, Ireland. It belongs to the Church of Ireland and was completed in 1879”
  • 26 locals recommend
University
“Only a 10 minute walk from the city centre to the heart of the university, Stroll around the quadrangle, through the main building where a visitors centre is located on the ''stone corridor'' with ancient celtic Ogham Stones.. (book a fab tour if you can...so informative and so cheap) Go visit the Honan Chapel , with it's beautiful celtic carvings, stained glass windows and mosaic floors. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the campus...it's all free and a wonderful place If you have heard of Boolean Allegera , the basis of computer language, you may know of George Boole who was professor of mathematics way back in the 1850's. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Mahon Point Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shops, bars and cafes, a multi-screen cinema all within easy access of the Cork City centre. Anchor tenants, include Debenhams and Tesco who are joined by many leading retail names such as Next, Zara, Lacoste, Game, Champion Sports and many more! With over 50 leading shops and 2,000 free parking spaces, it is the largest shopping centre outside Dublin and the ideal shopping destination for the Munster region.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Premise
“If you are in Cork, you can't miss "The English Market", with over 200 years in the city, providing Cork with fresh local products.”
  • 16 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Restaurant
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“You can order great Irish meat or some fresh salad and both it will taste amazing. Everything is made with fresh ingredients. You need to go there and see if they have availability.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Premise
“Lovely park , only 10 minutes walk outside the city. Get a picnic in the Old English Market & enjoy the park”
  • 14 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience