Steeped in history, CORK CITY is fast gaining a reputation as one of Europe's hippest cities. Like Venice, the city is built upon water, and the city centre is built on an island in the River Lee, just upstream of Cork Harbour. The two channels of the River Lee which embrace the city centre are spanned by many bridges, and this gives the city a distinctive continental air.
Exploring Cork is an enjoyable, multi-
Culture & Festivals -
The English Market
Opened in 1788 and influenced by the covered markets built in English cities, the
market was completely restored in the early 1980s. Today both tourists and locals
enjoy a diverse range of Irish food and culinary delights on offer -
The English Market is open to the public from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday
Red Abbey -
Cork Public Museum -
Crawford Art Gallery -
Bishop Lucey Park -
Cork City & County Archives -
Home to an extensive archive of various documents. These include record holdings relating to all aspects of Cork history.
T: +353(0)21 4505886
Shandon Church and Bells (Church of St Anne) -
South Mall -
Blackrock Castle Observatory -
City Hall -
T: +353(0)21 4966222
Fitzgerald Park -
Cork City Gaol & Radio Museum Experience -
Cork City Gaol is located 2km n/w from Patrick’s Street and while the magnificent castle like building is now a major and unique visitor attraction, this Gaol once housed 19th century prisoners. Visitors get a fascinating insight into day to day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage.
Cork Vision Centre @ St. Peter's Located in the heart of Cork's historic centre,
and within walking distance of the city's artistic commercial and visitor attractions.
Admission to the Centre is free. North Main St, Cork. Tel: 021-
Cork English College, Saint Patrick’s Bridge, Cork.
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Cork English College
is recognised by
ACELS (Accreditation and
a service of Quality
Ireland, for English
University College Cork (UCC) -
Cathedral Of St Mary & St Anne -
Cork Courthouse -
St Finbarr's South Church -
Cork Butter Museum -
The Jameson Experience, Midleton -