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Best things to do in Cork

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Lovely park to walk about or enjoy a picnic. During the summer there is weekly yoga and concerts.”
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Art Gallery
“Always a lovely place to visit. Especially wonderful when there are markets and events on Emmet Place, e.g. the Midsummer Festival, Cork Jazz Festival etc. Get onto a free Sunday tour if you can - incredibly informative and enlightening. ”
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Market
“The English Market in Cork great shops to pick up food, try Dungarvan market on Thursday mornings and enjoy lots of great restaurants and coffee shops ”
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Museum
“The Gaol is a 10 minute walk. Head west on Blarney Street, turn left onto Strawberry Hill, then turn left onto Convent Avenue and the Gaol is on your left. www.corkcitygaol.com”
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Pub
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“ideal for tourists who want the irish dancing, music and food. check out their website for more details”
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Establishment
“Cork City has a very lively Arts , Culture and Live Music scene. It also has an abundance of excellent restaurants including vegetarian and vegan. I'll always have a copy of What's On In Cork here for you. The Crawford Gallery and the Cork School of Music have lunchtime concerts many of them free. ”
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Brewery
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“Local cork brewery. Great pizzas and beers! Highly recommended. The terrace is a great place to be at any time of the year! IPA beer is great!”
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City Hall
“A must see little City, with Museums, brewery's, the famous English Market, visited By her Majesty Queen Elizabeth , on her state visit to Ireland in 2011. You can have a coffee, while taking in the comings and goings of this busy Market, known for its fresh produce. Half an hour from Bandon town.”
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Church
“Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Gothic Revival three-spire cathedral in the city of Cork, Ireland. It belongs to the Church of Ireland and was completed in 1879”
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Church
“Corks best known landmark and loved by The Cork people...even though we call it ''the 4 faced liar''. (this is because there are 4 clocks on its walls , and none of them tell the correct time...us Irish don't mind, it's a great excuse to be late) The best part is climbing past the bells and up onto the balcony where you have a great view of Cork City (the passages are narrow in places , and also if you have bad knees or hips it might be awkward)”
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Shopping Centre
“Mahon Point Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shops, bars and cafes, a multi-screen cinema all within easy access of the Cork City centre. Anchor tenants, include Debenhams and Tesco who are joined by many leading retail names such as Next, Zara, Lacoste, Game, Champion Sports and many more! With over 50 leading shops and 2,000 free parking spaces, it is the largest shopping centre outside Dublin and the ideal shopping destination for the Munster region.”
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University
“Only a 10 minute walk from the city centre to the heart of the university, Stroll around the quadrangle, through the main building where a visitors centre is located on the ''stone corridor'' with ancient celtic Ogham Stones.. (book a fab tour if you can...so informative and so cheap) Go visit the Honan Chapel , with it's beautiful celtic carvings, stained glass windows and mosaic floors. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the campus...it's all free and a wonderful place If you have heard of Boolean Allegera , the basis of computer language, you may know of George Boole who was professor of mathematics way back in the 1850's. ”
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Market
“You'll notice something different everytime you visit. Known for its unique sights and smells, you never know what you'll find. ”
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Restaurant
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“Hands down the best eggs benedict in Cork. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices and a great atmosphere means it gets busy but it is worth the queue.”
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Pub
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“very very traditional pub, small and cozy. If you enjoy live Irish music, this place is a must go.”
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Restaurant
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“You can order great Irish meat or some fresh salad and both it will taste amazing. Everything is made with fresh ingredients. You need to go there and see if they have availability.”
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