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Best things to do in Cork

Park
“Easy walking distance from the city centre beautiful gardens, summer festivals, located next to the River Lee. Great playground.”
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Market
“The English Market in Cork great shops to pick up food, try Dungarvan market on Thursday mornings and enjoy lots of great restaurants and coffee shops ”
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Art Gallery
“Crawford Art Gallery is free entry & the one of the Crawford family founded the gallery. Differed exabitions on different times of the year along with permanent ones. ”
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Pub
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“ideal for tourists who want the irish dancing, music and food. check out their website for more details”
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Brewery
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“Local cork brewery. Great pizzas and beers! Highly recommended. The terrace is a great place to be at any time of the year! IPA beer is great!”
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Museum
“The Gaol is a 10 minute walk. Head west on Blarney Street, turn left onto Strawberry Hill, then turn left onto Convent Avenue and the Gaol is on your left. www.corkcitygaol.com”
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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.”
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Church
“there has been a church here since approximately the year 500AD....this one built from 1856. This is the original site where saint Finbarr built a monastery and Cork City grew. A beautiful neogothic cathedral and the pride of Cork. There an approx €5 fee for going inside...so if you're interested in cathedrals it's well worth it...”
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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. ”
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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. ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“A civic space, a meeting place, a thoroughfare, and a bustling social hub of the city. With its variety of products, the pride of place accorded to small traders.”
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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.”
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Church
“Corks best known landmark and loved by The Cork people...even though we call it ''the 4 faced liar''. (this is because there are 4 clocks on its walls , and none of them tell the correct time...us Irish don't mind, it's a great excuse to be late) The best part is climbing past the bells and up onto the balcony where you have a great view of Cork City (the passages are narrow in places , and also if you have bad knees or hips it might be awkward)”
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Pub
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“very very traditional pub, small and cozy. If you enjoy live Irish music, this place is a must go.”
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Restaurant
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“ At Liberty Grill, they serve brunch, lunch or dinner. The restaurant uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to prepare dishes with mostly New England influences. From their all-day brunch serving classics like Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine, to their lunch and dinner menus with a choice of burgers, salads and steaks. The menus feature a selection of dishes suitable for vegetarians & vegans, along with seafood dishes sourced from the nearby Cork English Market which change regularly with the seasons. ”
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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Is vegetarian food, it could be a little bit expensive but the plates are incredible! Highly recommended!”
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