Cork
Cork

Cork

A melting pot of culture and nature awaits you in Cork, the ‘rebel city’.

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CORK

From 03/06/2019 to 30/08/2019

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5 good reasons to go

A colourful and historic city
A colourful and historic city
The city of Cork features a whole host of stunning landmarks. Why not stroll through the streets of the city to take in the brightly coloured houses, Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the Church of St Anne, the university campus, Cork City Gaol, and Elizabeth Fort. And Blackrock Castle, now an observatory, is just a few minutes’ drive away.
Fabulous food is the heart and soul of Cork
Fabulous food is the heart and soul of Cork
Corkonians have a definite taste for excellent cuisine. Take a trip to the English market, a large food fair where small snack stalls sit alongside larger stands from regional producers. Cheeses, smoked fish and fudge will tempt your taste buds. Cork even has a butter museum!
Escape to the country and the open air
Escape to the country and the open air
Keen hikers can discover Cork’s craggy coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. The rugged landscape is striking. Cork is also on the edge of Ancient Ireland which lies to the east. Immense, lush green spaces peppered with castles, ancient monasteries and prehistoric sites.
Cork: a lively city
Cork: a lively city
Who could ever say that Cork is boring? There are so many events happening in the city: the Cork International Choral Festival in April, A Taste of West Cork food festival and the Cork Jazz Festival in September, Cork Folk Festival in October, Cork Film Festival in November, and lots more. There are so many reasons to buy a plane ticket, fly off and have fun.
Go back in time
Go back in time
Beautiful towns, villages and enchanting castles are hidden in the countryside surrounding Cork. It’s definitely worth visiting the town of Cobh for its pretty, painted houses and the Titanic Experience. Go and see Blarney Castle and Charles Fort and you’ll be immersed in the history of County Cork.

To see / do

Culture and history

The Neo-Gothic cathedral

The Neo-Gothic cathedral

Cork Cathedral is one of the most stunning protestant buildings in the city. The cathedral visible today dates back to the 19th century. It was constructed on the foundations of an ancient chapel founded by the monk Finbarr, the city’s first bishop. The Neo-Gothic-style cathedral boasts superb stained-glass windows.

In the university cloisters

In the university cloisters

Head to University College Cork (UCC), not just for lessons but to explore the grounds. The university, which was founded in the 19th century, features the President’s Garden, the Crawford Observatory and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. And don’t forget to check out The Stone Corridor with its ancient gravestones illustrating an early form of the Irish language.

Do not pass, Go!

You can’t visit Cork without a trip to prison. Cork City Gaol was a place of incarceration between 1824 and 1923, and was a women-only establishment for around 50 years. The museum describes the difficult, unsanitary conditions that prisoners had to endure. The cells and staging mean you can picture the prison environment as it was back in the day.

Outings

Art in all shapes and forms

The Triskel Arts Centre is housed in an old church. This unusual setting means that artistic events there have an almost sombre feel. Art house films, concerts, exhibitions, plays… You can attend all sorts of shows at the Arts Centre or just have a drink.

Craft beers and organic ales

Craft beers and organic ales

Ireland may be famed for its whisky, but it also produces great beer. Beer connoisseurs should visit the Franciscan Well Brewery and Brewpub. The brewery runs tours several times a week, or you can just sample a few ales at the on-site pub. The brewery produces a selection of additive-free beers with powerful notes.

Gastronomy

Boxty, a traditional Irish potato cake

Boxty, a traditional Irish potato cake

The Irish are mad about boxties, which are sometimes called poundies. Boxties are pancakes made using finely-grated potato. In Cork, some chefs serve it with a type of Irish black pudding called drisheen. Boxties can be eaten at any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They can come with a range of added extras such as smoked salmon.

Fudge, the lucky sweet of the Irish

Watch out! These sweets are too good to be true!  Fudge is eaten all over Ireland. It’s similar to toffee but more creamy because milk is added to the butter and sugar mix. Lots of places sell fudge, but each shop has its own recipe. Some people sell traditional fudge while others give it a more modern twist.

Practical information

Flight duration

2h10

Time difference

-1h GMT

Currency

Euro

Distance

977 km

Average temperature

Spring

12°C (max 17°C)

Summer

15°C (max 18°C)

Autumn

9°C (max 14°C)

Winter

7°C (max 9°C)

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