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Best of Cork Guide

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Cork
Plan to cross many bridges when in Cork. Ireland's third-largest city began life as an island and now spans both banks of the River Lee, with watery channels running beneath some of its main thoroughfares. The best way to experience this hilly southern seaport is on foot, following the signposted walking tour past St. Finn Barre's Cathedral and the riverside quadrangle of University College up the hill to red and white Shandon Church. Along the way, you'll meet plenty of the city's talkative residents.

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Pulses of Tradition
Pulses of Tradition
Attraction type: Performances
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Play Gaelic Games
Play Gaelic Games
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Ocean Escapes
Ocean Escapes
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... 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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Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark
Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre, Fishing & Wakepark
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... 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
Attraction type: Water sports
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The Nightmare Realm
The Nightmare Realm
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Abbey
The Abbey
Ranked #1 of 452 Restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Cafe Paradiso
Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #2 of 452 Restaurants in Cork
Price: $32 - $158
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Market Lane
Market Lane
Ranked #3 of 452 Restaurants in Cork
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
The Workshop Cork
The Workshop Cork
Ranked #4 of 452 Restaurants in Cork
Cuisines: Café, Tea Room, Soups, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Filter, espresso and brew bar
Filter, espresso and brew bar
Ranked #5 of 452 Restaurants in Cork
Price: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Fernroyd House B&B
Fernroyd House B&B
$46 - $66 (EUR 35 - 50)
Ranked #1 of 63 Cork B&B and Inns
Avondale Bed & Breakfast Cork City
Avondale Bed & Breakfast Cork City
$46 - $66 (EUR 35 - 50)
Ranked #2 of 63 Cork B&B and Inns
Glencairn Bed and Breakfast
Glencairn Bed and Breakfast
$33 - $53 (EUR 25 - 40)
Ranked #4 of 63 Cork B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Cork International Hotel
4.0 of 5
Cork International Hotel
$94 - $171
Ranked #3 of 24 hotels in Cork
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Garnish House
3.0 of 5
Garnish House
$79 - $166
Ranked #6 of 63 Cork B&B and Inns
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Fitzgerald's Vienna Woods Hotel
4.0 of 5
Fitzgerald's Vienna Woods Hotel
$93 - $179
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Glanmire
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hayfield Manor Hotel
5.0 of 5
Hayfield Manor Hotel
$203 - $352 (EUR 154 - 267)
Ranked #1 of 24 hotels in Cork
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The River Lee Hotel
4.0 of 5
The River Lee Hotel
$149 - $268
Ranked #2 of 24 hotels in Cork
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Clarion Hotel Cork
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel Cork
$122 - $225
Ranked #5 of 24 hotels in Cork
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.