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Ranked #1 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

Actually in the  famous east Cork fishing village of  Ballycotton is a very scenic spot known as the Ballycotton Cliff walk.  This is not a well known area to Irish locals never... more »

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Ranked #2 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster.... more » Owner description: Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster. The Park is set on 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour only 15 minutes from Cork City (top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010').The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here you can come face to face with free roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether it's a kangaroo that hops in front of you or a ring tailed lemur which jumps down from a tree, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.In addition to the wonderful array of free roaming animals, visitors also have the opportunity to see highly endangered species such as the Rothschild giraffe, European Bison, Lion Tailed Macaque and Scimitar Horned Oryx, most of them without the obstacle of fenced-in exhibits.This is the most spectacular aspect of Fota Wildlife Park, and is the reason you'll want to spend a full day exploring Ireland's Wildest Attraction. « less
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Ranked #3 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a... more » Owner description: University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a student experience second to none in Ireland. A learning community where the student is at the heart of everything and the special relationship between student and lecturer is primary to our unique ethos. The campus is located a mere ten minutes walk from the heart of Cork city, a former European Capital of Culture. Cork is listed as a top ten location in the Lonely Planet guide which states it “has always had an unshakeable self-confidence and innate sense of pride”, a description which is equally applicable to the University itself « less
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Ranked #4 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Geologic Formations; Lookouts
Owner description: Rising 700 feet above the ocean, this is the southernmost point in Ireland. The Signal Station on the point offers excellent... more » Owner description: Rising 700 feet above the ocean, this is the southernmost point in Ireland. The Signal Station on the point offers excellent views of the coastline and marinelife. « less
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Ranked #5 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.
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Ranked #8 of 72 attractions in Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Art Galleries; Educational Sites; Theaters
Owner description: Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978, and moved to its current home in Tobin Street in 1986. Triskel celebrated its... more » Owner description: Triskel Arts Centre was founded in 1978, and moved to its current home in Tobin Street in 1986. Triskel celebrated its Thirtieth Anniversary in 2008. As Cork's principal Arts Centre our mission has always been to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork, and to ensure the arts are made available to as wide a public as possible.In 2009 Triskel began a process of re-invention, partly because Christchurch, a beautiful 18th Century building, was to be restored by Cork City Council, linked to the existing building, and given to Triskel to manage. Triskel also began this process because it is important to continue to be relevant for artists, practitioners and the public at large. On 15th April 2011, that became a reality when the new complex was launched. We now act as an art gallery, independent cinema, civil wedding venue and a concert hall. Guided tours of this historic building are also available « less
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Ranked #11 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside... more » Owner description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. « less
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Ranked #12 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

The Bells of Shandon - just north of the river Lee in Cork city centre, in the historical Shandon area - are nice to visit.  You can ring the Bells there - they have Music Sheets... more »

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Ranked #13 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Spike island is more than just an island. This little piece of land off the southern tip of Ireland in Cork Harbour holds the key to so much of Ireland's history, much more than... more »

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Ranked #15 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Health Clubs
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Ranked #17 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Elizabeth Fort is an early Seventeenth-century star-shaped fort in Cork City. This fort is steeped in history and the walls... more » Owner description: Elizabeth Fort is an early Seventeenth-century star-shaped fort in Cork City. This fort is steeped in history and the walls of the fort offer a fantastic view of the city below. Due to ongoing improvement works at Elizabeth Fort, the walls are not accessible every day. Please contact email address or telephone number above for details on opening hours. « less
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Ranked #20 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Cork City's Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Victorian Waterworks on Lee Road.The restored buildings now house interactive... more » Owner description: Cork City's Lifetime Lab is located at the Old Victorian Waterworks on Lee Road.The restored buildings now house interactive hands on activities on the environment,science and history.Perfect for visitors of all ages especially families Lifetime Lab also has an on site coffee dock, large playground. « less
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Ranked #21 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Art Museums; Museums
This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.
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Ranked #22 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums

This is a fantastic morning/afternoon for kids. It is science presented in a fun and interesting format: from the diagram of the history of life at the entrance, to the staged big... more »

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Ranked #24 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #28 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: Our Cork centre is ideally located in the city on Academy Street in a heritage building in the heart of the city.We have a... more » Owner description: Our Cork centre is ideally located in the city on Academy Street in a heritage building in the heart of the city.We have a welcome area with free wifi and comfy seating. This is also where you sign in for your classes before you head into the studio. In this area we have a separate chill out room that has a mini yoga library and comfy lounge areas to relax before and after your classes. Everybody is welcome at Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork! We have two beautiful renovated Yoga Studios for you to enjoy: Studio Rama is our larger studio named after Lalit’s grandmaster in India Swami Rama. This studio holds up to 40 yogis comfortably.Studio Veda is our second studio that is named after Lalit’s direct Master in India Swami Veda. This studio holds up to 20 yogis comfortably and is where we hold more intimate classes, workshops, teacher trainings and meditation classes. « less
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Ranked #29 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: a hill walk in west cork developed by a community group( i am the secretary). the best viewing point most southerly point in... more » Owner description: a hill walk in west cork developed by a community group( i am the secretary). the best viewing point most southerly point in ireland « less
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Ranked #30 of 72 attractions in Cork
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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