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Best things to do in Cork

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Ranked #1 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Performances; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 69 attractions in Cork
Owner description: With Ocean Escapes you can explore the coastline both inside the harbour and beyond. Our sightseeing tours allow you to... more » Owner description: With Ocean Escapes you can explore the coastline both inside the harbour and beyond. Our sightseeing tours allow you to encounter Pods of dolphins and whales in and around the Cork coastline. Experience the unique thrill of a fast ride onboard our RIB and Enjoy the sights from a very different perspective. « less
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Ranked #3 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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 #4 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors

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 #5 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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 #6 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Geologic Formations; Lookouts; Outdoors
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 #7 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Water sports; Outdoors
Owner description: Ballyhass Lakes is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery, with 11 four star holiday homes and an activity... more » Owner description: Ballyhass Lakes is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery, with 11 four star holiday homes and an activity centre for groups and schools, sports clubs and teams, and corporate team building.Activity Centre:The activity centre at Ballyhass makes full use of the natural environs with kayaking, raft building and trout fishing on the spring clean water, rock climbing and abseiling on the limestone rock faces, and specially constructed low ropes courses, archery and team building games on the lawns. Our resident instructors plan the activities to suit each group be they family outings, school groups, or corporate team building.Fishing Centre:The fishery has two separate lakes. The main lake is 12 acres of spring water some 35 feet deep and is reserved for fly fishing only. It can be fished by boat or from prepared fishing stands on the bank. On lower lake, worm spinning and bubble and fly methods are permitted and extensive safe fishing stands surround the lake. The fishing lodge has an extensive tackle shop for fly and bait, and rod hire. The fishery is open 09.00 to dusk 364 day per year. Tuition on fly fishing is available.Holiday Accommodation:There are 11 Holiday homes on the 36 acres site at Ballyhass. The houses have either 3 or four bedrooms and are exceptionally well appointed with wooden floors throughout and natural fireplaces and natural wood furniture. All houses have a decking area leading on to landscaped lawns. They are available for rent for periods of 2 days or more. « less
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Ranked #8 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Theaters; Other
Owner description: Visit the Everyman, Cork's beautiful Victorian theatre for the best in Irish and International drama, music, pantomime, opera... more » Owner description: Visit the Everyman, Cork's beautiful Victorian theatre for the best in Irish and International drama, music, pantomime, opera and comedy. « less
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Ranked #11 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.
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Ranked #12 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 69 attractions in Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Cultural
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 #15 of 69 attractions in Cork
Owner description: Welcome to City Jogging Irish Tours The Lonely Planet Guide voted Cork City "one of the top 10 places to visit in 2010". A... more » Owner description: Welcome to City Jogging Irish Tours The Lonely Planet Guide voted Cork City "one of the top 10 places to visit in 2010". A wonderful and well deserved accolade for a beautiful city. City Jogging Irish Tours offers guided fun running and sightseeing tours for individuals, groups and corporate events through the streets and parks of Cork city, accommodating the needs of both visiting and local runne « less
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Ranked #16 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural

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 #17 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Other
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Ranked #18 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors

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 #19 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #20 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Other
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 69 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 69 attractions in Cork
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Ranked #23 of 69 attractions in Cork
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 #24 of 69 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 #25 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 69 attractions in Cork
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Ranked #28 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Museums
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Ranked #29 of 69 attractions in Cork
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 69 attractions in Cork
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