Cork is a vibrant and multicultural city located in southern Ireland. The compact city centre is surrounded by the waters of the River Lea. Visitors are encouraged to cross St Patrick's bridge and explore the intriguing enclosed alleyways. It's also worth visiting the numerous pubs, cafés and retail outlets in the heart of Cork. You might even schedule your holidays to coincide with one of the popular local festivals. Whatever your choice of activities, we're sure you'll enjoy the Irish craic in Cork!
History buffs are bound to be excited by the great variety of sightseeing opportunities in Cork. It might be tempting to commence the tour at the 18th century church of St Anne's in Shandon. You may ring the bells and then enjoy spectacular city views from the parapet. You could then relive some fond childhood memories at Linehan's historic sweet shop.
You'll be able to enjoy some retail therapy at the shops along Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett Street. Take your pick from designer clothes, traditional books and fresh local produce at the specialist stores. Then stop off for a warming coffee and a slice of Irish loaf at one of the charming inner city cafés.
There's every chance that the sun will be shining during your holidays in Cork. You might even be tempted to pack a picnic and enjoy a fantastic day of family fun at Fitzgerald's Park. Alternatively you could take a leisurely stroll through the Lee Fields. Sports enthusiasts can watch competitive hurling and Gaelic football matches at the major local stadiums.
You'll be absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to evening entertainment in Cork. You could book tickets for one of the spectacular musical performances at the Cork Opera House. Or perhaps you'll catch one of the great Irish bands at the Everyman Palace Theatre. If you're really eager to experience the evening delights then it would be worth taking the Cork City pub crawl. This organised tour encompasses the city's finest pubs and nightclubs. Just remember to drink sensibly if you want to make the most of your time in Cork.
With a range of famous sites to explore, from 17th century alleys to contemporary architectural wonders, our Cork serviced apartments provide the perfect base for a break in this historic city.
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