Cork Vacations

Cork is the third largest city in Ireland and self-proclaimed capital of "Rebel County". This city of just over 100,000 is located on an island between two channels of the Lee River and has a surprising amount of diversity as a result of immigration from Western Europe (particularly France and Spain). The ethnic and cultural diversity is most ... Read more
notably seen in the music, theater, dance, film, and poetry that all play a prominent role in Cork daily life. The best way to see this hilly city and sample the flavor of its life and people, is to take the signpost Walking Tour. Visitors walking through the city are rewarded with an infinite array of surprises found in the alleyways and lanes around the central shopping district and other areas of this lively city. Some attractions in town are Cork English Market, Fitzgerald Park, and Elizabeth Fort.

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Cork things to do and experiences

  • Cork English Market
    9.112 reviews
    Shopping, Farmers Market, Market
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  • Fitzgerald Park
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    Outdoors, Park
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  • Blarney Stone
    9.36 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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  • Poison Garden
    8.37 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden
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New York City, New York State, USA

If you're looking for a city that represents Irish culture, look no farther than Cork. It has the cobblestone streets, hospitality, and culture of what everyone looks for in an Irish city. The people are friendly and you can't beat the local pubs and restaurants anywhere else. All types of travelers are welcome here. You minutes away from the Blarney Stone and a short drive to the Cliffs of Mohr. Cork is the city everyone should visit when traveling to Ireland.

Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesBackpackersHistory Buffs
Gyeongju, South Korea

Cork, the largest county in Ireland and one of the most vibrant and energetic cities of the country has much to offer between arts and culture, history and beautiful scenery and landscapes. The city itself is home to many theaters, museums and art galleries as well as top class hotels to pamper yourself for the weekend. It hosts annual festivals like the Jazz Festival and Live at the Marquee. Get out of the city and explore Islands, points of interest along the Wild Atlantic Way and stay at a relaxing seaside town in the countryside. You really have the best of both worlds. It's a beautiful part of the country that represents Ireland for all it's worth in the utmost of style.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers

we were at the Blarney castle watching the Irish step dancers it's much colder there than a NYC summer. They were amazing. Great cruise excursion. Those who can walk up narrow steps make sure to kiss Blarney Stone.

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London, UK

Most people come for the proximity to the Blarney Stone, but a city in its own right. Seat of radical politics. Nice vibe, but some of you may decide to give it a miss. Better than Waterford though.

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Local from Cork

The real beauty of Cork lies in the surrounding areas like Cobh & Kinsale. The English Market is definitely also worth a visit!

New York City, New York State, USA

Cork is a great town in southern Ireland, but then I tend to think that about all towns in Ireland.

Lincoln, UK

Managed to spend a few hours in Cork during the annual jazz festival. I'm not a jazz fan but I enjoyed the great and lively atmosphere that was created around the city centre.

Local from Cork, Ireland

Cork is a fantastic place. its smaller than Dubin so much easier to get around. Perfect mix of ancient and modern, cultural and cosmopolitan. Irish food is fantastic and Cork is the best spot to try Irish. The English food market, St Finbarrs Cathedral, Shandon Bells and the museums around Paul Street are fantastic. Cork has a rich history and a great night life, perfect for every type of weekend away. its also a great base for exploring other Cork attractions like the Blarney Stone. Flights to and from Cork Airport to many other European cities.

Istanbul, Turkey

been here during the jazz festival + Haloween night which turns the city into one big party town... Enjoyed it very much...

Brisbane, Australia

Charming city in south central Ireland. It is also a logical stopping point if you are interested in seeing the Blarney Stone