Overview

Located just inland of Ireland’s south-east coast, Cork is a city of rich historical and cultural background. Home to a wide array of sights and activities from the iconic Gothic spires of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral to the Blackrock Castle Observatory, this Irish city is bursting with attractions and exciting day trips, whether it be at sea or on land. Watch an entertaining performance of Irish song and dance, go diving off the coastline or enjoy dynamic nights out amongst Cork’s finest hotspots. Explore below our full list of things to do in Cork.

What's on in Cork

23 - 27 May
Fastnet Film Festival is a major showcase for Irish and International short film, focusing on the craft of filmmaking and is held in high regard on a local, national and international level.

15 - 24 June
Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration!

19 July - 26 August
Cork Opera House is delighted to announce the summer musical theatre production for 2018, The Wizard of Oz. Following on from the success of the SOLD OUT run of Annie in 2017, Cork Opera House guarantees another production of the highest quality.

Staff Recommends

Best Bar: Soho Bar (77 Grand Parade) is a sports bar by day with contemporary DJ's playing music late into the night.

Best Restaurant: The menu at The Cornstore (Coal Quay, Cork) has huge variety. You’ll have to book if you want a table here.

Best Shop: Home to the cream of Irish and international brands, Brown Thomas (Patrick Street, Cork) has everything from fashion and accessories to cosmetics and homewares.

Best Kept Secret: The English Market has various stalls selling fresh food with a café upstairs on Saturdays.

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