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 Cork

25 - 29 October
An exciting line up of world class Jazz greats has been announced for the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, regarded as one of Europe's most thrilling Jazz events, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend.

09 - 18 November
The Cork Film Festival is Ireland's largest and first film festival and one of Cork's most significant and popular annual cultural events. The Festival showcases the latest and best international and Irish features, documentaries and shorts, and includes programmes for schools, families, a focus on mental health, and specialist Industry Days.

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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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