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Best things to do in Cork

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“My favourite park, and not forgetting the shaky bridge and stunning scenery and river views!”
49 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. ”
36 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
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
Pub
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“ideal for tourists who want the irish dancing, music and food. check out their website for more details”
30 locals recommend
Establishment
“Cork City has a very lively Arts , Culture and Live Music scene. It also has an abundance of excellent restaurants including vegetarian and vegan. I'll always have a copy of What's On In Cork here for you. The Crawford Gallery and the Cork School of Music have lunchtime concerts many of them free. ”
21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Delicious fire oven pizzas, plenty of beers to taste, big outdoor space, swing jazz on Sunday night”
29 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
City Hall
“A must see little City, with Museums, brewery's, the famous English Market, visited By her Majesty Queen Elizabeth , on her state visit to Ireland in 2011. You can have a coffee, while taking in the comings and goings of this busy Market, known for its fresh produce. Half an hour from Bandon town.”
25 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
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
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
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
Pub
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“very very traditional pub, small and cozy. If you enjoy live Irish music, this place is a must go.”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hands down the best eggs benedict in Cork. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices and a great atmosphere means it gets busy but it is worth the queue.”
19 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