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The main streets of Cork city, would you believe, were mostly covered by water at one time. The Grand Parade, St. The River Lee now splits the city center in two to create an island.

The list below is comprised mostly of things to do in Cork City. Keep in mind that this list is written from the perspective of someone who grew up in Cork City me! After you finish reading this list, you may also want to check out my other posts about Cork. Things to do in Cork City 1. You can visit the tribute to Rory Gallagher, the Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader at Rory Gallagher Place formerly St. Rory Gallagher Place, Cork image credit: Thursday through Sunday are probably the more livelier nights.

You can walk all the ways around The Lough in a matter of minutes. Stop in to the Cork City Library to read up on historical and current information on Cork. You can view old photographs of the city, pull out some historical maps of Cork and even read past editions of local newspapers. Great deals in Cork Take a minute to stop by GrabOne. They both have really great deals for things to do in and around Cork. It really is a great place for a family picnic, a couple hours fishing, or for a romantic stroll with a loved one.

Two birds, one stone. They have a night-time tour too, for those of you looking for something a little more spooky. I posted a whole host of pictures from the Gaol at the link above. You can catch a rugby match at Musgrave Park in Turners Cross. Take an afternoon walk in the Lee Fields. How many bridges traverse the River Lee? Try crossing as many of them as possible taking pictures as you go.

Trading as a market since , it pre-dates most of the other markets in Europe like it. Need to burn off a few calories from that heavy lunch? Then a hike to the top of St. Cork is full of them. Flick a coin in their guitar box or hat if you can spare it.

Looking for something nice to wear on your night out, or do you just want to grab a quick bite to eat? Do some haggling with the street traders in the Coal Quay a. Speaking of things to bring back home, I have some ideas for that here. Another popular Cork drink is also brewed in the city at the Beamish Brewery.

Again, no tour info available. They need to do something about that! Take in a play at the Cork Opera House. The Opera House has been operating as a theater in Cork since it was built in Destinations include Cobh , Dublin , Limerick , Kerry and more.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. An absolute must do! Pop on by St. The four clocks on the tower are renowned for never showing the same time. After many years of walking right past this amazing church, I finally ventured in last year. Check out my photos and video here. Catch a trad session Irish traditional music. Cork has some great spots to get an earful of great Irish music. Snap a photo of it, or better still, have someone take one of you with it.

The museum offers a diverse collection of medieval artifacts found in Cork. The last time I was there, admission was free. Fin Barres image credit: Have you ever wanted to visit a Butter Museum? Looking for a round of golf? You might want to look into Mahon Golf Club. Join a Cork City Walking Tour with an emphasis on taking photos. There are a few guided options available, but if you want to do it yourself then try my Cork City Historic Walking Tour.

Kinsale is a very famous town, particularly for its food, but be sure to get up to the Fort before you leave. Charles Fort, Kinsale Take a journey through history and see the old kilns, mills and malting, water wheel and old warehouses, with some buildings dating back as far as ! Visit the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills.

The visitor center closed a number of years ago, but you can still see some of the ruins of the old buildings.

Fota Wildlife Park get up close and personal with many of the animals at Fota. Kangaroos, Meercats, Monkeys and more will mingle with you as you stroll around the park.

The island has had various other uses over time, including being a monastic settlement in the 7th century, and it was a favorite spot for smugglers to ply their trade for some time. I mentioned earlier you can get a train from Cork city at Kent station down to Cobh.

Looking for a good place to do some fishing? Try the picturesque Inniscarra Reservoir. Visit the Blackrock Castle Observatory. Tons of fun, great for kids, educational, and perfect too for families, school groups and science enthusiasts.

Cork has that too. Curraheen Park Greyhound track is just a short distance from the city center. If you want to add a few of your own, please feel free to do so in the comments below.

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