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Travel Guide of Cork in Ireland by Influencers and Travelers

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, located in the south-west of Ireland, in the province of Munster. Following an extension to the city's boundary in 2019, its population is c. 210,000.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Cork


1 - Blarney Stone

   8 km away

The Blarney Stone is a block of Carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab. The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446.

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2 - University College Cork

University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland, and located in Cork.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Cobh

   14 km away

The tour begins with a pick up from the cruise liner terminal in Cobh, Cork Harbour, where your driver will be waiting for you to drive to Blarney Castle. Admission to the Blarney Castle and Gardens is included. Take a panoramic drive through Cork City, where your guide will point out the highlights of the southern capital. In the afternoon visit Kinsale and tour Cobh.

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4 - Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Gothic Revival three-spire Church of Ireland cathedral in the city of Cork. It is located on the south bank of the River Lee and dedicated to Finbarr of Cork, patron saint of the city.

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5 - Hillbilly's

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6 - Culinary Tour in Cork

   8 km away

Guests are introduced to the 'City of a Thousand Welcomes' with our experienced, local guides who share their passion and knowledge of their beloved city. Each experience is facilitated by a culinary host with luxury upgrade options. Our events are designed to bring people together, with a mission to deepen human connection through storytelling and food (and drinks, of course!) The tour wanders through Cork's famous food and beverage market, the English Market, in operation since the 18th century. Here guests get to meet and chat with local traders for a bit of 'the craic'( Irish for fun) Cork Culinary Tour takes in the very best the city has to offer. With artisan cheese from local award winning cheesemakers, mouthwatering seafood fresh from the Atlantic, local handmade Irish bread and gourmet handmade country sausage washed down with a creamy pint. The tour finishes in a relaxed gastro-pub where guests can enjoy a light lunch and a local beverage of choice.

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7 - Cobh

   14 km away

Cobh, known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbour and is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal.

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8 - St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh

   14 km away
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9 - Mountain Bike Tours in Cork

   8 km away

On this cycle tour, James Foley, a Cork native, will peel back the layers of time to reveal all of Cork’s charms. Cork boasts over 30 bridges and over 20 church spires. See how many you can count as you explore the city. Through the ages, Cork has produced many notable individuals. Hear of Cork’s most intriguing characters as you pedal around the city. Cycle through colourful streets, city parks, and riverside pathways and discover the evolution of Cork from its beginnings as a Christian settlement to its time as a Viking stronghold and then as the centre of trade for an Empire.

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10 - St. Colman’s Cathedral

   14 km away
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11 - Old Midleton Distillery

   21 km away
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12 - Bird Watching in Cork

   8 km away

Great opportunity to watch marine wildlife along this coastal stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way - it was designated a whale & dolphin sanctuary in the early 1990s. A beautiful rugged coastline with offshore islands and rock lighthouse called Fastnet. A stable twin-engined boat with bench seating with knowledgeable and experienced skipper. The full duration of the tour is spent at sea, looking for wildlife, to give all passengers the best opportunity to enjoy each trip.

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13 - Old Head of Kinsale

   31 km away

The Old Head of Kinsale is a headland near Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. A castle has been on the headland since at least the 3rd century, with the current iteration built in 1223.

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14 - Ballycotton

   34 km away

Ballycotton is a coastal village in County Cork, Ireland, situated about 25 miles east of Cork city. It is a fishing village that sits on a rocky ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and has a sandy beach that stretches for about 25 kilometres east to Knockadoon Head.

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15 - Bike Rentals in Cobh

   14 km away

Come discover the town of Youghal, local beaches, villages, cliff walks and woodlands by bike. Cycling offers you the option to make stops when and where you want, to enjoy the beautiful countryside and experience the warm welcome of the local people.

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