Catherine's Guidebook

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Catherine's Guidebook

Sightseeing
Cork Harbour Boat Hire allows you to explore the vast depths of Cork Harbour on a fantastic boating adventure. Book online https://www.corkharbourboathire.com/
Cork Harbour Boat Hire
17 Westbourne Pl
Cork Harbour Boat Hire allows you to explore the vast depths of Cork Harbour on a fantastic boating adventure. Book online https://www.corkharbourboathire.com/
Enjoy a Cork Harbour boat tour, where the Wild Atlantic Way meets Ireland's Ancient East. https://corkharbourcruises.com
Cork Harbour Cruises
Enjoy a Cork Harbour boat tour, where the Wild Atlantic Way meets Ireland's Ancient East. https://corkharbourcruises.com
Saint Patricks Street has retained its title as Cork’s main shopping street since its inception in the early 18th century. Located a few minutes away from the city’s English Market, it is home to a number of department stores and high-street staples. During the summer months, the street attracts tourists as well as locals who tend to refer to it colloquially as “Pana”.  St. Patricks Street has undergone a series of changes over the years with a wide range of architectural styles built and rebuilt on several occasions throughout the past hundred years.
Saint Patrick's Street
Saint Patricks Street has retained its title as Cork’s main shopping street since its inception in the early 18th century. Located a few minutes away from the city’s English Market, it is home to a number of department stores and high-street staples. During the summer months, the street attracts tourists as well as locals who tend to refer to it colloquially as “Pana”.  St. Patricks Street has undergone a series of changes over the years with a wide range of architectural styles built and rebuilt on several occasions throughout the past hundred years.
Completed in 1879, Saint Fin Barre’s is a gothic cathedral located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. With the exterior structure built from Cork limestone and the interior walls built from Cork marble, the church is a true representation of Irish architecture. Its stained-glass windows and marble structures are ok also a sight to behold. For a small admission fee, it is open to visitors all year round and is just a 10-minute walk from one of Ireland’s busiest shopping hubs.
Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral Hall
9 Marguerita Villas
Completed in 1879, Saint Fin Barre’s is a gothic cathedral located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. With the exterior structure built from Cork limestone and the interior walls built from Cork marble, the church is a true representation of Irish architecture. Its stained-glass windows and marble structures are ok also a sight to behold. For a small admission fee, it is open to visitors all year round and is just a 10-minute walk from one of Ireland’s busiest shopping hubs.
Named after a former Lord Mayor, Sir Edward Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald’s Park is a lush green oasis located on the outskirts of the city. Home to a museum, café, skate park and pond, Cork’s most popular park is a great way to kill time in the city. Benefitting from approximately 12 acres of space and featuring an ornamental fountain built in 1902 at its core, it is also a great place to unwind from the stresses of the day. Admission to the park is free but those travelling by car may have to pay for parking.
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Fitzgerald Park
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Named after a former Lord Mayor, Sir Edward Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald’s Park is a lush green oasis located on the outskirts of the city. Home to a museum, café, skate park and pond, Cork’s most popular park is a great way to kill time in the city. Benefitting from approximately 12 acres of space and featuring an ornamental fountain built in 1902 at its core, it is also a great place to unwind from the stresses of the day. Admission to the park is free but those travelling by car may have to pay for parking.
If you are looking for a seaside escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the fishing village of Ballycotton should be high on your travel bucket list. Located just a short 40-minute drive from Cork, this coastal gem is home to sandy beaches that stretch for over 15 miles and some of the best sea views you will find in Ireland. There is a wide range of tours and excursions available for those unfamiliar with the area and looking to experience a slice of life on Ireland’s south coast.
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Ballycotton
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If you are looking for a seaside escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the fishing village of Ballycotton should be high on your travel bucket list. Located just a short 40-minute drive from Cork, this coastal gem is home to sandy beaches that stretch for over 15 miles and some of the best sea views you will find in Ireland. There is a wide range of tours and excursions available for those unfamiliar with the area and looking to experience a slice of life on Ireland’s south coast.
Daly’s Bridge is the only suspension bridge in Cork and is unique in Ireland as the only surviving pedestrian suspension bridge of its type and age. This is a quick walkthrough, exploring the famous River Lee bridge opened in 1927 to connect the north and south banks of the city in place of a ferry. Daly's Bridge got its nickname of the Shakey Bridge due to its tendency to shake as people walk across it.
Daly's Bridge (shakey bridge)
Daly’s Bridge is the only suspension bridge in Cork and is unique in Ireland as the only surviving pedestrian suspension bridge of its type and age. This is a quick walkthrough, exploring the famous River Lee bridge opened in 1927 to connect the north and south banks of the city in place of a ferry. Daly's Bridge got its nickname of the Shakey Bridge due to its tendency to shake as people walk across it.
Crawford Art Gallery is a national cultural institution located in a significant heritage building in the heart of Cork city dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary.  The gallery's collection comprises of over 3,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. Crawford Art Gallery is open daily and entry is free. All Welcome!
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Crawford Art Gallery
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Crawford Art Gallery is a national cultural institution located in a significant heritage building in the heart of Cork city dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary.  The gallery's collection comprises of over 3,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. Crawford Art Gallery is open daily and entry is free. All Welcome!
Colourful Cobh Walk around the historic port town of Cobh and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the place. Watch ships sail by as you stand in the shadow of St Colman’s Cathedral, one of Ireland’s tallest buildings. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic and is now synonymous with the town. Make the short crossing to Spike Island and learn about our most infamous prisoners, who were shipped off to distant lands. Plan a visit to the historic Cobh and discover this amazing port town. Approximately 25 mins drive from Cork City, the train goes by frequently. Cobh is also very famous for it's colourful houses known as the Deck of Cards houses, lined along a street with the impressive St Colman’s Cathedral in the background. https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/things-to-do-in-cobh/
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Cobh
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Colourful Cobh Walk around the historic port town of Cobh and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the place. Watch ships sail by as you stand in the shadow of St Colman’s Cathedral, one of Ireland’s tallest buildings. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic and is now synonymous with the town. Make the short crossing to Spike Island and learn about our most infamous prisoners, who were shipped off to distant lands. Plan a visit to the historic Cobh and discover this amazing port town. Approximately 25 mins drive from Cork City, the train goes by frequently. Cobh is also very famous for it's colourful houses known as the Deck of Cards houses, lined along a street with the impressive St Colman’s Cathedral in the background. https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/things-to-do-in-cobh/
Blackrock Castle is a castellated fortification located at Blackrock, about 2 km from Cork city centre on the banks of the River Lee in Ireland. Originally developed as a coastal defence fortification in the 16th century to protect upper Cork Harbour and port, the site now houses an observatory, visitor centre and restaurant. The castle's observatory houses an interactive astronomy center which is open to the public, and has exhibits including a "tour of the universe" and a radio telescope that beams messages composed by school groups towards nearby stars.
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Blackrock Castle
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Blackrock Castle is a castellated fortification located at Blackrock, about 2 km from Cork city centre on the banks of the River Lee in Ireland. Originally developed as a coastal defence fortification in the 16th century to protect upper Cork Harbour and port, the site now houses an observatory, visitor centre and restaurant. The castle's observatory houses an interactive astronomy center which is open to the public, and has exhibits including a "tour of the universe" and a radio telescope that beams messages composed by school groups towards nearby stars.
Five miles north west of the small city of Cork is the village of Blarney. Near the village, standing almost 90 feet in height is the castle of Blarney with its world-famous Blarney Stone. More than 300,000 people come to kiss the Blarney Stone each year, in the hopes of gaining more eloquent speech.
Blarney Stone
Five miles north west of the small city of Cork is the village of Blarney. Near the village, standing almost 90 feet in height is the castle of Blarney with its world-famous Blarney Stone. More than 300,000 people come to kiss the Blarney Stone each year, in the hopes of gaining more eloquent speech.
Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
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Cork City Gaol (Museum)
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Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. This exhibition fascinates visitors of all ages and nationalities and the tour is available in up to 13 languages.
Kinsale in County Cork is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast of Ireland. Famous for its harbour in Kinsale, the favourable mild climate and its safe harbour make Kinsale the ideal sport for yachting, sea angling, Dolphin & Whale Watching Trips, gourmet restaurants and golf. Approx one hour drive from Cork City. Busses leave daily from the bus station.
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Kinsale
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Kinsale in County Cork is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast of Ireland. Famous for its harbour in Kinsale, the favourable mild climate and its safe harbour make Kinsale the ideal sport for yachting, sea angling, Dolphin & Whale Watching Trips, gourmet restaurants and golf. Approx one hour drive from Cork City. Busses leave daily from the bus station.