Plan your entire Cork adventure with the Rebel’s Guide to Cork. This local’s guide includes a map with step-by-step directions, a 24 hour itinerary, videos of attractions in the city, along with tons more experiences and even volunteering opportunities.
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Indulge in a delightful culinary journey at the Farmgate Cafe nestled within the iconic English Market in Cork. Savour locally sourced ingredients transformed into delectable dishes that celebrate the region’s rich food heritage.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant market atmosphere as you savour flavoursome creations, fostering a true farm-to-table experience that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.Eat farm-to-plate at the Farmgate
Experience the enchantment of Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland, where legends come to life. Ascend the ancient stone tower, embrace the mystical ambience, and unlock the power of eloquence by kissing the fabled Blarney Stone.
Immerse yourself in history, folklore, and breathtaking views, leaving you with the gift of persuasive speech and memories to last a lifetime.Kiss the Blarney Stone
Unwind and savour the essence of Cork’s historic charm at the iconic Mutton Lane Inn. Shop for lunch at the ‘Home of Food in Cork’ - the English Market next door. And eat your food after ordering a drink in this fine, authentic, Cork City centre pub. Nestled in a narrow lane, this beloved establishment offers a cosy and inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy a wide selection of premium drinks.
From traditional Irish whiskey to locally brewed craft beers, Mutton Lane Inn provides the perfect setting to relax, socialize, and toast to an unforgettable evening in the heart of Cork City.Stop for lunch and drinks at the Mutton Lane
Embark on the Rebel City Walking Tour and uncover the fascinating history and rebellious spirit of Cork. Traverse the charming streets as knowledgeable guides share captivating stories of revolution, independence, and resilience.
Immerse yourself in Cork’s vibrant culture, visit iconic landmarks, and discover the hidden gems that make this City a true rebel at heart.Take the Rebel City Tour of Cork
Step into the majestic beauty of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork City, a breathtaking masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture.
Marvel at the intricate stained glass windows, intricate stonework, and the soaring spires that dominate the City’s skyline. Explore the tranquillity interior, steeped in centuries of history, and embrace a sense of awe and serenity in this sacred haven of spirituality and architectural grandeur.Visit the spectacular St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral
Indulge in a culinary delight at Greene’s Restaurant on MacCurtain Street, Cork City, where fine dining meets Irish charm.
Immerse yourself in an elegant and intimate ambience while savouring an exquisite menu crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Let the skilled chefs take you on a culinary journey, complemented by impeccable service, creating a dining experience that will leave your taste buds enchanted and your memories cherished.Book a table at Greenes restaurant
Immerse yourself in the captivating sounds of traditional Irish music at Sin É (pronounced shin-ae) on Coburg Street in Cork City.
Step into a warm and lively atmosphere where talented musicians gather to create an authentic and unforgettable session. Experience the soul-stirring melodies, foot-tapping rhythms, and infectious energy that will transport you to the heart of Irish music culture, leaving you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the vibrant traditions of Cork City.Take in a trad. session in Sin É
Experience the vibrant nightlife of Cork City at Crane Lane, the ultimate destination for music and entertainment.
Step into a world of live performances, energetic DJs, and a buzzing atmosphere that will ignite your senses. With a diverse lineup of genres and a stylish interior, Crane Lane guarantees an unforgettable night of dancing, socializing, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to let loose and immerse yourself in the electrifying pulse of Cork’s nightlife at Crane Lane.Party at the Crane Lane
Step into the rebellious spirit of Cork City with the Rebel City Walking Tour. Expert guides will lead you through the vibrant streets, sharing captivating stories of rebellion, resilience, and revolutionary history.
Discover iconic landmarks, immerse yourself in local culture, and uncover the untold tales that make Cork City a true rebel at heart.Experience the Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork
Embark on an exhilarating bike ride along Cork City’s Greenway, an idyllic route that winds its way to the stunning Cork Harbour.
Hire a Cork TFI bike in the City and pedal through picturesque landscapes, lush greenery, and scenic waterfronts, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. As you reach Cork Harbour, witness breathtaking views, tranquil waters, and a sense of serenity that will rejuvenate your spirit. Enjoy the perfect blend of outdoor adventure, tranquility, and exploration as you discover the hidden gems of Cork City’s Greenway and create unforgettable memories along the way.Hire a bike short-term in Cork
Journey to Blackrock Castle in Cork City and immerse yourself in a captivating fusion of history, science, and stunning architecture.
Explore the ancient fortifications, walk along the riverside promenade, and delve into interactive exhibits that unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. With panoramic views of the City and the chance to uncover the secrets of the universe, a visit to Blackrock Castle is an enriching experience that will leave you awe-inspired and with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of the cosmos.Visit Blackrock Castle
Take a magnificent kayaking journey in this saltwater, one-of-a-kind natural marvel known as Lough Hyne. This lake contains living organisms that emit light which can be seen at night by kayakers on the lake.
A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for those adventurous enough to kayak on this lake at night. Atlantic Kayaking Tours are a well-established company with expert guides who’ll make your journey memorable and long-lasting.Take a night kayaking tour on Lough Hyne
Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure amidst the pristine waters off the coast of Cork, Ireland, with an extraordinary whale watching experience in Union Hall. Prepare to be spellbound as you set sail on a journey to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Feel the thrill as you spot the majestic tails rising from the depths, and marvel at the acrobatic displays of playful dolphins accompanying their colossal companions.
Expert guides, well-versed in the ways of the ocean, will share fascinating insights about the diverse marine life that call these waters home. From humpback whales to graceful fin whales and the occasional sighting of orcas, every moment on our whale watching excursion is filled with anticipation and wonder.Go whale-watching off the coast of Cork
Escape to the tranquillity of The Lough (pronounced lock) in Cork City, a hidden gem where nature’s beauty unfolds.
Stroll along the serene lakeside, surrounded by lush greenery and captivating wildlife. Whether you seek a peaceful retreat, a scenic picnic spot, or a place for leisurely activities, The Lough offers a haven of relaxation and natural splendour, inviting you to immerse yourself in its enchanting atmosphere.Feed the wildlife at the lough
Embark on a picturesque train journey to the charming town of Cobh (pronounced Cove) in Cork, Ireland.
As the train glides along the stunning coastline, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the sparkling waters and rolling green hills. Arriving in Cobh, you’ll be greeted by its rich maritime heritage, colourful architecture, and a warm welcome from the locals. Explore historic landmarks, visit the Titanic Experience, and soak in the charming atmosphere of this coastal gem. A train journey to Cobh promises an unforgettable adventure, blending natural beauty, captivating history, and a warm Irish welcome.Visit idyllic Cobh town
Embark on a captivating wildlife adventure at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork. Explore sprawling landscapes where exotic animals roam freely in their natural habitats, providing an immersive and ethical experience.
Witness up-close encounters with endangered species, participate in educational activities, and create cherished memories while supporting conservation efforts. A visit to Fota Wildlife Park promises an unforgettable day of wonder, learning, and appreciation for the incredible diversity of the animal kingdom. Best accessed by train - on the way to Cobh (see above).Visit Fota Wildlife Park
The Rebel City Tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cork, and for good reason. This TripAdvisor, 5-star rated tour takes visitors on a journey through Cork’s struggle during the War of Independence. Showcasing its rebellious spirit and culture. Discover tales of heroes and villains from Cork’s rebel past. Book your place now.Book your place on the Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork
St. Anne’s Church, also known as Shandon Church, is a historic church located in the Shandon neighbourhood of Cork City. The church dates back to the 18th century and is known for its distinctive red and white tower, which can be seen from many parts of the City.Ring the famous Shandon Bells
Nano Nagle Place is a cultural and heritage center located in the heart of Cork City. This former convent has been transformed into a modern space that celebrates the life and work of Nano Nagle, a Cork hero who educated young Catholic girls and boys in the City during the Penal Laws in the 18th century.Spend an hour at Nano Nagle Place
Fitzgerald Park is a beautiful public park located in the heart of Cork City. The park features lush gardens, a pond, and several historic buildings, including the Cork Public Museum. One of the highlights of the park is the Shakey Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge that offers stunning views of the River Lee and the surrounding area.Visit the beautiful Fitzgerald’s Park
Elizabeth Fort is a 17th-century fort located in the heart of Cork City. The fort was originally built in 1601 by Sir George Carew and was later rebuilt in 1624 by the English forces. It was named after Queen Elizabeth I and played a crucial role in the defence of Cork City during the Williamite War in the late 17th century.Experience Cork history at Elizabeth Fort
St. Fin Barre’s (pronounced Finbarr) Cathedral is a stunning Gothic-style cathedral located in the heart of Cork City. The cathedral was built in the 19th century and is dedicated to St. Fin Barre, the patron saint of Cork.St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral
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