We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cork, Ireland

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 34 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
Lively, noisy, colourful and stimulating

If you only have a couple of hours to wonder around Cork on your way somewhere, don't miss out. You can find plenty of clothing shops, general goods, cafés and bars. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
Maggie C
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 31: English reviews
Tralee, Ireland
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Parts of paul st are quaint with a mixture of old feel meets new . A few interesting boutiques but they are all smaller than the average bedroom . There are a lot more interesting places to visit in cork . The small shopping centre is dated . After dark there is an abundance of people begging on the street... More 

Thank unkybuck
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's nothing special about it just a street and shopping centre in the middle. With Tesco and car park which is handy for locals to access the city centre. There is a tip for tourists you may park there and only 2 € for and hour. Handy close and easy to walk around city.

Thank Arthur M
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This street has parking in the local shopping center and for that it is quite useful but aside from that AVOID THIS PLACE. There are far too many annoying teenagers standing in circles playing wonder wall on out of tune guitars. What potential atmosphere could have been there is simply ruined by the presence of these hang abouts.

Thank Jake W
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The real capital of Ireland and I'm a Dub...!!! Cork City is a beautiful place. The main thoroughfare is clean and spacious but its the charm of the side streets and the variety of shops and arts and of course its wonderful pubs. No matter how often I visit Cork there is always something new to discover in the city.... More 

Thank JonnietheCap
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This is not a nice part of the city. Nothing to see here. Only good for parking and to access the rest of the city.

Thank mollycaterpillar_21
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Had fun, lots of great shops with a variety of excellent items on offer, great to find a place with real character in the heart of a great city.

Thank Lisa J
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The busking street of cork, here you will hear many variations of peoples artistic ideas of what music is. Sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's like who's killing that cat!!?! It has easy access to a small 'shopping centre', with stores; tesco, barbers, hairdressers, o'briens, shoe repairs, phone services, sky etc. Outside of that you have brilliant pubs, and restaurants... More 

Thank lisafaceire88
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

If you only have a couple of hours to wonder around Cork on your way somewhere, don't miss out. You can find plenty of clothing shops, general goods, cafés and bars. Good self-guided walking tour even in rainy weather, which I experienced. Just take your umbrella or raincoat and keep walking. The rain didn't deter any of the locals. At... More 

1 Thank Maggie C
County Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Great part of the city for parking with easy access in a multi floor car park 2 minutes from city centre and opera house

Thank Pat M
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
460 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Paul street is a great place to browse around when you are in town. The shopping centre and car park are very handy. The selection of restaurants are great and seem to be always busy. On a recent visit with my Daughter and grandson we decided to have breakfast out. We were too late for Amicus or the new weatherspoons... More 

1 Thank Caroline D

Travelers who viewed Paul Street also viewed

Cork, County Cork
Cork, County Cork

Been to Paul Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paul Street staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?