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.
See what Cork has to offer and book a city break
What's on in CorkJanuary 2020
- 6 Nations Ireland U20S V Scotland U20S ( Independent Park ) – 31st Jan
- Cork V Tipperary ( Pairc Ui Chaoimh ) – 1st Feb
- 6 Nations Ireland U20s V Wales U20s ( Independent Park ) – 7th Feb
- Guinness Pro14 - Munster V Southern Kings ( Independent Park ) – 14th Feb
- Cork V Limerick – Division 1 (Pairc Ui Chaoimh ) – 23rd Feb
- 6 Nations Ireland U20s V Italy U20s ( Independant Park ) - 6th March
- Guiness Pro14 - Munster V Benetton Rugby (Independant Park ) - 27th March
- Cork International Choral Festival - April 29th - May 3rd
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.