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Welcome to the “People’s Republic of Cork” - Ireland’s southernmost city. A spirited, independent place with cosmopolitan and creative vibes. An ancient maritime port, Cork has spent centuries trading with – and being influenced by – the wider world. Whatever time of the year you visit, you are guaranteed fun and craic.

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Cork City Gaol & Radio Museum

Explore this captivating Victorain prison-turned-museum and meet some of the famous inmates who were held there until the its closure at the end of the Civil War. The building was also Cork's first radio station and is home to a museum on the history of radios.
Adresse: Convent Ave, Sunday's Well, Cork
Telefon: +353 021 4305022
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-16.00

St. Peter's

This arts & heritage centre is housed in a former 18th-century church right in the heart of Cork city. The centre hosts a wealth of cultural events and offers insight in to the history and culture of the city.
Adresse: North Main St, Centre, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 427 8187
Åpningstider: Monday 9.00-15.00, Tuesday-Saturday 9.00-17.00, Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 11.00-15.00
Billetter: Admission is free of charge

The Glucksman Gallery

This ultra-modern gallery is an oasis of contemporary art and culture located in the historic grounds of University College Cork. The gallery also hosts regular events, workshops and courses for all ages.
Adresse: University College Cork, Cork
Telefon: +355 21 4901844
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 14.00-17.00

Crawford Art Gallery

The Crawford Art Gallery is home to more than 2,000 artworks, both Irish and international. The scope is broad, touching on everything from Greek and Roman sculptures to contemporary art. Many of the exhibits nod to Cork's history as a trading port, as well as the city's unique perspective and character.
Adresse: Emmet Place, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4805042
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Thursday until 20.00

Fitzgerald Park

This park hosts Cork Public Museum, Riverview Café, a waterlily-bedecked pond, a variety of sculptures, a playground, and even a skate park. Open-air events such as concerts and local festivals frequently take place here in summer. Cross the famous "Shakey Bridge" (Daly’s Bridge) to Sunday’s Well - be sure to jump up and down to live the full experience!
Adresse: Mardyke, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4270679

Jameson Distillery Midleton

Located just 15 minutes outside Cork city in the beautiful village of Midleton, the Jameson Distillery offers a glimpse in to the world of whiskey. You will see the process from start to finish, including historic kilns, mills and malting, water wheels and old warehouses. Make sure to end your visit by trying some authentic Irish whiskey straight from the source!
Adresse: Distillery Walk, Midleton, Co. Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4613594
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-18.00

Cork Butter Museum

This quirky museum explores the history, folklore and economics of butter, one of the most important Irish exports. Learn about the importance of agriculture in Irish society and even enjoy some freshly-made butter at the daily demonstration!
Adresse: Tony O'Reilly Centre, O'Connell Square, Shandon, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 430 0600
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-17.00

Bishop Lucey Park

Bishop Lucey Park is a public green area in Cork's city centre. Past the picturesque entrance archway, you can admire old city walls, assorted statues, and a bronze fountain commemorating the 800 years in which Cork was a chartered Norman town. With many local eateries nearby, this is an ideal spot to picnic or just take some time to relax.
Adresse: Bishop Lucey Park, Cork
Åpningstider: Dependant on season

Elizabeth Fort

For panoramic views of the city, look no further than Elizabeth Fort. Built in the 17th Century, the fort endured revolts, sieges, and civic unrest - it was even converted into a prison in 1835. This fortress is steeped in local history, and a portion is open for public tours.
Adresse: Barrack Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 497 5947
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 12.00-17.00
Billetter: Free entry

Lavit Gallery

A small, intimate gallery focusing on local and national artists. The two floors feature a variety of artworks, from paintings and sculptures to ceramic and glass works.
Adresse: Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 427 7749
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Saturday 10.30-18.00

Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks Experience

This tastefully restored Victorian waterworks facility offers a unique opportunity to learn about the city's industrial history, but about innovations in water and renewable energy today. The Lifetime Lab is an award-winning visitor centre and a must-visit for budding scientists.
Adresse: Lee Road, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 494 1500
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00

Red Abbey Tower

Considered Cork's oldest building, the Red Abbey was once part of a 14th century Augustinian Abbey. Today, it is the only tower left standing, but retains its red sandstone hue.
Adresse: Red Abbey Street, Cork City

UCC Visitor's Centre

One of the most beautiful buildings in Cork, UCC was established in 1845 and has become central to the city's landscape. This visitor centre organises walking tours of the historic grounds, which has no shortage or historical artefacts and statues. The building is also home to the world's largest collection of Ogham Stones - runes featuring inscriptions in the Ogham or Old Irish script.
Adresse: College Road, University College, Cork
Telefon: +353 021 4901876
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00, Saturday 12.00-17.00

Fota House and Gardens

Fota House offers a glimpse at life in a 19th century ‘big house’. Explore grand rooms with exquisite plasterwork, a beautifully preserved service wing, a charming nursery and even a delightful boudoir. The House boasts one of Ireland's most impressive landscape painting collections, as well as a Victorian Working Garden. Fota House gives visitors an intimate look at everyday life in the past, whether as a servant or as a member of the gentry class.
Adresse: Carrigtohill, Fota Island, Co. Cork
Telefon: +353 21 481 5543
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-17.00

Lusitania Memorial

This monument commemorates the lives of the of 1,198 people who perished on board the Cunard Liner Lusitania on 7th May 1915. Sunk by a German submarine during the First World War, this memorial pays homage to the often forgotten Irishmen who enlisted in World War One.
Adresse: 7 Casement Square, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, P24 KX99

Gougane Barra National Forest Park

Just 1 hour's drive from Cork, this serene National Park offers an escape from the busy city. A place of retreat and discovery, the park boasts 10km of nature trails, including a waterfall walk. The land is scattered with relics, including a 19th century oratory and an 18th century hermitage.
Telefon: +353 026 47069

Bantry Bay

Begin your Wild Atlantic Way journey in Cork and head west to the awe-inspiring beauty of Bantry Bay. This 35km bay is studded with several picturesque villages, including Castletownbere and Glengarriff. The Bay is associated with the Rebellion of 1798 and rich with local history.
Adresse: Bantry Bay, Cork, Ireland

Old Head Kinsale

Kinsale is a blissful seaside town known for its cuisine, architecture and local history. However a visit would not be completed without walking the Old Head. The circular walking route (6km) takes in most of the sight's of The Old Head and is gentler than other coastal walks. Beautiful spots such as the sandy Garrettstown Beach (surfing lessons are available in summer) offer a chance to lie back and relax as you bask in this spectacular coastal scenery. Golfers won't want to miss the 19-hole golf course also on the peninsula.
Adresse: Kinsale, Cork

Garnish Island & Gardens

A refuge of peace in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, Garnish Island is the result of a creative partnership of Annan Bryce and Harold Peto, architect and garden designer. The island's beautiful walking routes offer a chance to admire rare specimens otherwise unseen in this climate. There is also a Martello Tower, from which there are spectacular views of the Bay. The island is accessible via ferry, which also passes by Seal Island - where Atlantic Grey Seals can be observed in the wild.
Adresse: Bantry Bay, Cork, Ireland

Drombeg Stone Circle

Marvel at Ireland's most visited Stone Circle, a place of ancient magic and whimsy. Also known as The Druid's Alter, the circle consists of seventeen stones in the recumbent style. Stone circles date from the Bronze Age and are often the site of lively cultural festivals at times of year coinsiding with seasonal changes in the Pre-Christian calendar, for example the Winter or Summer Solstice, as well as Bealtaine (1 May) and Lúnasa (1 August).
Adresse: Drombeg, West Cork, Co. Cork

Spike Island

An island of 103 acres in Cork Harbour with a rich history. Originally the site of a monastic settlement, the island's strategic location led to its use as a fortress, and even a prison. Not least among its treasures is the intact star shaped military fortress that dominates the only entrance to the harbour.
Adresse: Spike Island, Cork Harbour
Telefon: +353 021 237 3455

Blarney Castle & Gardens

At the summit of this 15th century castle lies the world famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it those who kiss the stone will receive "The Gift of the Gab" - eloquence and charm! The lesser known Poison Garden features a collection of deadly and dangerous plants from around the world, while the Rock Close and numerous outdoor statues and artworks inspire a broader view of history. As well as this, you will stumble upon a fern garden with the atmosphere of a tropical jungle deep in the woods. The castle is a short bus journey or drive from Cork City and one of Ireland's most iconic landmarks.
Adresse: Monacnapa, Blarney, Co. Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4385252
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 9.00-18.00

Blackrock Castle Observatory

Stargazers will no doubt find inspiration at this unique observatory. The castle itself was built in 1582 and has been home to merchants, smugglers, and pirates, as well as researchers and scientists. While worldly exhibits focus on the history of the castle, there are plenty dedicated to the cosmos, and life in outer space!
Adresse: Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork City
Telefon: +353 21 432 6120
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-17.00


Just a short train journey from Cork City, Cobh, once known as Queenstown, is a seaside heritage town praised for its picturesque buildings and local cultural activities. Best-known as the Titanic's last port of call before its tragic sinking in 1912. To learn more, visit Titanic Experience Cobh, as well as Cobh Heritage Centre.
Adresse: Cobh Heritage Centre, Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork
Telefon: +353 21 481 3591
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 9.30-17.00, Sunday 11.00-17.00

Shandon Bells at St. Anne's Church

Situated in the heart of Shandon Old Town, the 18th century St. Anne's Church and Shandon Bells offer wonderful views of the city, as well as a chance to ring the bells for yourself!
Adresse: Church Street, Shandon, Cork
Telefon: +353 0214505906

Fota Wildlife Park

Go wild at Ireland’s only wildlife park. A short drive from Cork City and home to more than ninety different species of animals from the four corners of the world, Fota offers an immersive wildlife experience as well as exhibits on conservation and animal's native habitats.
Adresse: Fota, Carrigtwohill, Cork City
Telefon: +353 21 4812678
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 16.30)

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Neo-Gothic cathedral built in 1870 on a former monastic site. Legend has it the monastery was established by St. Finbarr of Cork, the patron of the city. The grounds' labyrinth offers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Adresse: Bishop St, The Lough, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4963387
Åpningstider: 09:30-17:30

Triskel Arts Centre

Housed in the restored Christchurch building and surrounded by its beautiful grounds, this centre is now home to an arthouse cinema which hosts exhibitions, concerts and other events. Also in the building is Plugs record store, and a café.
Adresse: Tobin St, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4272022
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 13.00-21.00 (box office)

Jacques Restaurant

Jacques Restaurant is a sophisticated establishment with more than 30 years of experience. Local farmers and cheesemakers supply ingredients for sophisticated and delicious specialities such as potato rosti cakes and seafood dishes.
Adresse: 23 Oliver Plunket Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4277387
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-21.30


Greened, located at Hotel Isaacs in the city centre, offers decadent modern cuisine crafted with local, seasonal and organic ingredients. For a local taste, try the Skeaghanore duck, hake fillet, pan seared scallops and wild mushroom risotto.
Adresse: 48 MacCurtain Street, Cork City
Telefon: +353 21 4552279
Åpningstider: Daily 17.30-21.00, Thursday-Sunday also 12.30-14.15


This wholesome family-owned restaurant caters to all tastes. Known for its pizza and pasta dishes, the restaurants also serves fish, chicken, burgers and salads in generous portions. Don't miss the homemade cakes and desserts.
Adresse: 2/5 Winthrop Ln, Centre, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4275077
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 8.00-22.00, Friday-Saturday: 8.00-22.30, Sunday: 12.00-21.00

Liberty Grill

This popular American-style grill restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner in a busy and vibrant atmosphere. On the menu you will find dishes such as crab burgers, grilled lemon chicken and filet steak.
Adresse: 32 Washington Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4271049
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday: 8.00-21.00, Friday-Saturday: 8.00-22.00

Market Lane

This two-floor restaurant in the heart of Cork City serves both international and Irish cuisine, sourcing ingredients from the nearby English Market so far as possible. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Don't forget to check out their lunch and early dinner offers.
Adresse: 5/6 Oliver Plunkett St, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4274710
Åpningstider: Monday-Wednesday 12.00-21.30, Thursday 12.00-22.00, Friday-Saturday 12.00-22.30, Sunday 13.00-21.30

Café Mexicana

Get a flavourful taste of Mexico right in the heart of City. This much-loved and very colourful restaurant offers cheerful Mexican specialities at reasonable prices.
Adresse: Carey's Lane, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4276433
Åpningstider: Daily 12.00-22.00


This multi-award winning vegetarian restaurant has published four cookbooks and received bountiful praise since opening in 1993. The menu constantly changes, but always includes unique dishes such as feta and pistachio couscous cake, corn pancakes of leek and vegetable sushi.
Adresse: 16 Lancaster Quay, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4277939
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 17.30-21.45

Nash 19

With the menu changing daily, Nash 19 never waiver from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Specialities include seafood, roasts and salads, but the restaurant also has a food shop with a selection of delicious local products.
Adresse: 19 Princes Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4270880
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 7.30-16.00, Saturday 8.30-16.00

Amicus Restaurant

Amicus Restaurant serves contemporary food in a contemporary setting (the building itself is a renovated warehouse). Dishes are inspired by both Irish and mainland European cuisine, with examples including find pulled pork, classic burgers, beef lasagne, caesar salad, pizza and fajitas.
Adresse: Paul Street, Cork City
Telefon: +353 21 4276455
Åpningstider: Monday-Wednesday 10-21.30, Thursday 19.00-22.00, Friday 10.00-22.30, Saturday 8.30-10.30, Sunday 11.00-21

Bombay Palace Restaurant

At Bombay Palace Restaurant you can enjoy authentic Indian food in the very centre of Cork. You can eat on the spot or take away, browse the a la carte menu or choose a convenient set meal offer.
Adresse: 14/15 Cook Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4273366
Åpningstider: Lunch Thursday-Saturday 12.30-14.30, Dinner everyday 17.00-23.30

Farmgate Café

Nestled inside the busy English Market, this busy café serves traditional Irish food made with fresh local produce. Stop by for a classic breakfast with bacon, sausage, fried egg and pudding, or come a bit later for tasty lunch options like fish chowder or lamb stew.
Adresse: The English Market, Princes St, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4278134
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 8.30-17.00

Crawford Gallery Café

The Crawford Gallery is not only a point of interest for its art, but also for its cafe. This institution has been serving breakfast and lunch to locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years and has recently started offering Sunday Brunch. Favourites include the full Irish breakfast and the spinach and mushroom pancakes.
Adresse: 1 Emmet Place, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4274415
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 8.30-16.00, Sunday 11.00-16.00

Idaho Cafe

This popular cafe in Cork's city centre serves Irish food and coffees. Pop in for a hearty breakfast, a light lunch or a sweet treat. They serve, among other things, waffles, porridge, salads, pies and pastries.
Adresse: 19 Caroline Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 427 6376
Åpningstider: Tuesday-Saturday 08.00-17.00

Bookshelf Coffee House

The Bookshelf Coffee House is located in the Old Cork Library. A minimalist and hipster venue with beautiful plants and modern artwork, the cafe offers light lunch, baked goods, and some of the city's best coffee.
Adresse: 78 South Mall, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 239 2576
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 07.30-18.30, Saturday 09.00-18.30, Sunday 10.00-18.00

Butlers Chocolate Café

Butlers Chocolate Cafés have been serving coffee and mouth-watering treats in Ireland and all over the world since 1998. Stop by their Cork location and order the signature hot chocolate with a croissants, scone, muffin or cookie.
Adresse: 30 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4278866
Åpningstider: Monday-Wednesday 7.30-18.00, Thursday-Friday 7.30-18.30, Saturday 9.00-18.30, Sunday 9.00-18.00


This cafe and brew bar features a rotating selection of coffee from the best Irish roasteries. If you're feeling peckish, you'll also find a selection of sandwiches and pastries.
Adresse: 19 George's Quay, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 455 0050
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 07.30-17.30, Saturday 09.00-17.30, Sunday 10.00-17.30

Cork Coffee Roasters

For a pure shot of caffeine, enter the Cork Coffee Roasters and try their strong and tasty Rebel Blend. All beans are hand roasted in house, and that's how they get their unique aroma.
Adresse: 2 Bridge St, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 731 9158
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 07.30-18.30, Friday 7.30-20.00, Saturday 8.00-18.30, Sunday 9.00-17.00

Union Grind Espresso Bar

The trendy area by the quays recently welcomed the Union Grind Espresso Bar, a friendly shop where artisan, locally roasted coffee is served, along with gourmet sandwiches and baked goods.
Adresse: 4 Union Quay, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 496 5605
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 07.30-17.00, Saturday 9.00-16.00

Alchemy Cork

Bibliophiles will enjoy reclining in its small coffee shop and bookstore featuring wooden tables, vintage chairs and colorful cups. Specialised in the art of lattes and smooth brews, this is a place for a long coffee break with a sweet treat and perhaps a good book.
Adresse: 123 Barrack St, Cork
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 8.30-18.30, Saturday-Sunday 9.30-18.30

Myo Cafe

This little coffee shop on the quays is an ethical cafe serving fair trade coffee and locally sourced bites.They also have a selection of loose leaf and herbal teas as well as pastries to accompany your hot drink.
Adresse: 34 Popes Quay, Cork
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 10.00-18.30, Friday-Saturday 10.00-19.00, Sunday 11.00-18.00

The Mutton Lane Inn

The Mutton Lane Inn is a historic pub with an intimate atmosphere - think dark, wooden and candle-lit. Part of the Old English Market, the interiors appeal to anyone with a love of history. Their stout is a favourite of locals. If you're lucky, you might walk in to find a live music concert
Adresse: 3 Mutton Lane, Cork City
Telefon: +353 21 427 3471
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 10.30-23.30, Friday-Saturday, 10.30-00.30, Sunday 14.00-23.00

An Bróg

A favourite among diverse groups of Corkonians, An Bróg is a bar that stays open late seven days a week and hosts live music sessions.
Adresse: 72 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4270074
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday17.00-2.00, Saturday 14.00-2.30, Sunday 16.00-2.00

Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega

In the Old Town of Cork you'll find Ireland's largest whiskey bar. The building is a cavernous converted warehouse with whitewashed walls, wooden floors, exposed beams and rotating exhibitions to add to its charm. In addition to the over 600 whiskeys on shelf, they also serve craft beers, pub food and Irish specialities.
Adresse: 46 Cornmarket Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 427 3756
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 11.00-12.00, Friday-Saturday 11.00-01.00, Sunday 11.00-23.00

The Hi-B Bar

No cell phones allowed! In its tiny room up old creaking stairs, the Hi-B bar attracts locals and visitors alike. Enjoy old-fashioned craic and good conversation - the bar bans cell phones and there's no TV to distract you from mingling.
Adresse: 108 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4272758
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 15.00-23.30, Friday-Saturday 14.00-00.30, Sunday 17.00-23.00

An Spailpin Fanach

Old, typical Irish pub with wooden interiors, live trad music sessions and plenty of beer.
Adresse: 29 South Main Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4277949
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 17.00-23.30, Friday 12.30-00.30, Saturday 14.30-00.30, Sunday 12.30-23.00

Franciscan Well

The Franciscan Well is an award-winning brewpub and micro-brewery located in a former medieval monastery. They have a large, covered and heated beer garden and they also serve wood-fired pizza.
Adresse: 14B North Mall, Cork City
Telefon: +353 21 4393 434
Åpningstider: Daily 13.00-23.30 (until 00.30 on Fridays and Saturdays)


Rearden's is a traditional Irish pub with live music 7 nights a week and a big screen for sports watching. They also serve pub food till late.
Adresse: 26 Washington Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 465 8100
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 9.00-2.00, Saturday-Sunday 13.00-2.00

Sin É

Sin É is Cork's oldest traditional music venue. Tucked away in Coburg Street, the bar is somewhat off-the-beaten track. Traditional in many ways, the bar's name ("sin é" - "that's it") nods to its historic use as a venue for drowning one's sorry after a wake at the nearby funeral home. Stop by to hear fine traditional music sessions and enjoy good craic every day of the week.
Adresse: 8 Coburg Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4502266
Åpningstider: Monday-Thursday 12.30-23.30, Friday-Saturday 12.30-00.30, Sunday 12.30-23.00

Crane Lane Theatre

A city institution and an exceptionally versatile live music venue in Cork, this venue boasts a beautiful beer garden and nightly live music.
Adresse: Phoenix St, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 427 8487
Åpningstider: Daily 14.00-2.00

The Oval

The Oval is housed in a charming 20th century building. The bar's name comes from the oval ceiling in the main room. Try to get there early as it is a very popular place to sip a pint and listen to some live music in the evening.
Adresse: South Main Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 427 8952
Åpningstider: Daily 15.00-23.30 (until 00.30 on Fridays and Saturdays)

Cornmarket Street Market

The Cornmarket Street Market takes place every Saturday morning. Here you'll find outdoor stalls selling the freshest local food possible.
Adresse: Cornmarket Street, Cork City
Telefon: +353 21 7330178
Åpningstider: Saturday 8.30-15.00

Wild Design Collective

Wild Design Collective sells a variety of items created by Irish designers, such as jewellery, ceramics, scarves, candles, stationery and more. Craftsmanship and sustainability are the core values of this unique gift shop.
Adresse: Paul Street Shopping Centre, Rory Gallagher Place, Cork
Telefon: +353 89 438 9844
Åpningstider: Monday-Wednesday and Saturday 10.00-19.00, Thursday-Friday 10.00-20.00, Sunday 12.00-19.00

Mahon Point Shopping Centre

At Mahon Point, Cork's biggest shopping centre, you'll find all the trendiest brands under one roof: Zara, Accessorize, Bershka, Diesel, Jack & Jones, Next, Tommy Hilfiger and more. There are also a variety of smaller shops and several fast food outlets and cafes if you need a tasty break from all the shopping. The shopping centre is located about thirty minutes by car from the city centre.
Adresse: Mahon, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 497 2800
Åpningstider: Monday-Wednesday and Friday 9.00-17.00, Thursday 9.30-21.00, Sunday 11.00-18.00

Blarney Woollen Mills

Just six miles from Cork's city centre and close to Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills established its flagship store. What was once an actual woollen mill is now a big Irish gift shop where you'll find great souvenir ideas like Aran knitwear, Celtic jewellery, shawls, crystal and trinkets.
Adresse: The Square, Shean Lower, Blarney, Co. Cork
Telefon: +353 21 451 6111
Åpningstider: Daily 9.30-18.00

Mother Jones Flea Market

Flea markets are often the best spots to find unique souvenirs at a good price. In Cork, you can take a stroll inside Mother Jones Flea Market, where you'll find vintage clothes and records, old books, collectables and more. Note that it's open only at the weekend.
Adresse: 2 York St, Cork
Åpningstider: Friday-Sunday 10.00-18.00

The Time Traveller's Bookshop

This specialist bookshop is a treasure trove of antique and rare books. The shelves are brimming with first or signed editions from the 16th century onward - as well as an impressive vinyl selection. The shop has two branches, one in the heart of Cork City, and the other in the picturesque town of Skibbereen (Castletownsend Rd).
Adresse: Wandesford Quay, Cork City
Telefon: +353 87 290 3613

Opera Lane

Along this pedestrian street you will find a number of well known fashion shops such as H&M, Topshop, Gap, Topman, Next, River Island, Only, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.
Adresse: Opera Lane, Cork

The English market

This food market goes from Princes Street to the Grand Parade and is enclosed in a building with unique 19th century architecture. Here you'll find plenty of local products, but also stalls selling specialities from afar.
Adresse: Princes St, Centre, Cork
Telefon: +353 1 871 5439
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 8.00-18.00

Merchants Quay

Inside this shopping centre there are some department stores, namely Debenhams, Dunnes Stores and Marks and Spencer in addition to eateries and smaller retailers.
Adresse: 1 Patrick Street, Cork
Telefon: +353 0214275466
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 09.00-18.00 (until 21.00 on Fridays), Sunday 14.00-18.00

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) and Switzerland can enter Ireland without a visa. Citizens of a further 56 countries, including many in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and more are also visa-exempt. A short-stay visa waiver programme allows visitors of certain nationalities to enter Ireland visa-free if they are in possession of a UK type "C" visa, and have gone through initial immigration clearance in the UK. Holders of a Residence Card of a family member of a Union citizen, or of a red United Nations laissez-passer also enjoy a visa exemption. For those who do need a visa, one should be applied for in advance via an Irish embassy or consulate closest to them. Some nationalities also require a transit visa, even if they do not plan to leave the airport en route to their final destination. Check whether you need a visa, and what prerequisites and fees may apply:

Best Time to Visit

Influenced by the Gulf Stream, Ireland has a mild temperate climate with summer temperatures generally ranging from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius (60-70 Fahrenheit). Summer is the warmest and busiest time to visit Cork. The temperatures are generally around 10 degrees Celsius (50 degree Fahrenheit) in Spring and Autumn, which are probably the best seasons to find good rates and still enjoy some time outdoors. Winter temperatures are between 4 and 7 degrees Celsius (30-40 degrees Fahrenheit) and the city is much quieter, but still charming.


The following pharmacies are located in Cork's city centre and have extended hours. Phelan's Late Night Pharmacy: 9 St Patrick's St, Centre, Cork +353 21 427 2511 Monday-Saturday: 9.00-21.00, Sunday: 11.00-21.00 Irwins Midnight Pharmacy Shandon:
Adresse: 77 Shandon St, Gurranabraher, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 430 4165
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday 9.00-00.00, Saturday-Sunday 10.00-00.00


Cork Airport is located approximately 4 miles (6 km) south of Cork and it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the city. There is a regular bus service from the airport to the bus station at Parnell Place in Cork city centre. The number of the bus is 226. Taxis are available just outside the airport. Car rental is also available, but advance reservation is recommended, especially during the main holidays. If you are intending to hire a vehicle please ensure you have a valid driving licence.
Adresse: Kinsale Rd, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 4313131

Public transport

You can walk in most of Cork city very easily, but there are also means of transportation available. Find the information on the websites below. For information on bus times, tickets and prices go to: For information on rail services go to:


Taxis and Hackney Cabs are available in Cork. Taxis can be hailed down in the street, but Hackney Cabs must be booked from offices. Costs are measured by distance, taxis have a metre. If you have to be somewhere at a particular time, it is wise to book in advance as offices can be quite busy. All hotels will have a local taxi number. There are taxi ranks in the centre of Patrick St and beside the bus station. Yelllow Cabs Cork: +353 21 487 7777 Cork Taxi Co-op:
Telefon: +353 21 427 2222


Country Code: +353 Area Code: 021


The standard voltage in the Republic of Ireland is 220 volts. Plugs are 3-pin flat, therefore adapters are required for 2-pin appliances.


An Post is Ireland’s national postal service provider. Generally, Post Offices are open from 9am to 5.30 pm during weekdays and 9am-1pm on Saturday. In larger towns, the Saturday opening may be extended. General Post Office Cork:
Adresse: 30 Oliver Plunkett St, Centre, Cork
Telefon: +353 21 485 1042
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday 9.00-17.30


If you intend to rent a car when you’re in Ireland, make sure to familiarise yourself with the Irish road rules. In particular pay attention to the speed limits: 120km on motorways; 100km on national roads; 80km on regional and local roads; 50km in a built-up area. Also note that, unlike in other countries, you'll be driving on the left-hand side of the road.