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.
4 - 11 March
The French Film Festival screens 35mm feature films, documentaries, short films and educational films in French.
One of Europe's premier international choral festivals, Cork International Choral Festival is noted for its high standards, eclectic and wide-ranging programme, and the friendliness of its welcome.
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.
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.