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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Enjoy a walk around the beautiful gardens/ river walk. A peaceful retreat within the city. Also houses an interesting museum ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This gallery has beautiful modern Irish art, and also has a beautiful cafe and restaurant with local produce.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Market
“In the centre of Cork city centre you will find The English Market. One of Corks top pics this is a place full of history and a huge range of fresh produce from meat to veg and everything in between. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Museum
“A part of Corks history, the Womens Jail in Sundays Well is a must if you want to explore Corks past!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great food, fab music, a huge magnet for tourists especially for the Irish dancing / traditional music some evenings.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The official, formal music venue. Ticketing in advance on line. Check their website. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Delicious fire oven pizzas, plenty of beers to taste, big outdoor space, swing jazz on Sunday night”
  • 30 locals recommend
City Hall
“5 minute drive or €12 taxi to all the pubs, restaurants, shopping, shows, English Market, breweries, Crawford Art Gallery, etc.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Market
“This market has everything you can imagine to do with fresh meat , fish eggs , breads award winning confectioners and amounts of veggies, all produced and grown on the land and farms in cork , and fish from the sea .”
  • 20 locals recommend
University
“Only a 10 minute walk from the city centre to the heart of the university, Stroll around the quadrangle, through the main building where a visitors centre is located on the ''stone corridor'' with ancient celtic Ogham Stones.. (book a fab tour if you can...so informative and so cheap) Go visit the Honan Chapel , with it's beautiful celtic carvings, stained glass windows and mosaic floors. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the campus...it's all free and a wonderful place If you have heard of Boolean Allegera , the basis of computer language, you may know of George Boole who was professor of mathematics way back in the 1850's. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
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“very very traditional pub, small and cozy. If you enjoy live Irish music, this place is a must go.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Mahon Point Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shops, bars and cafes, a multi-screen cinema all within easy access of the Cork City centre. Anchor tenants, include Debenhams and Tesco who are joined by many leading retail names such as Next, Zara, Lacoste, Game, Champion Sports and many more! With over 50 leading shops and 2,000 free parking spaces, it is the largest shopping centre outside Dublin and the ideal shopping destination for the Munster region.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Church
“The Shandon Bells are a part of Corks history and Shandon is a beautiful old part of Cork. You can visit and ring the bells! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Church
“Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Gothic Revival three-spire cathedral in the city of Cork, Ireland. It belongs to the Church of Ireland and was completed in 1879”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You can order great Irish meat or some fresh salad and both it will taste amazing. Everything is made with fresh ingredients. You need to go there and see if they have availability.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to eat
“If you are in Cork, you can't miss "The English Market", with over 200 years in the city, providing Cork with fresh local products.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Great food, fab music, a huge magnet for tourists especially for the Irish dancing / traditional music some evenings.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brewery
“Delicious fire oven pizzas, plenty of beers to taste, big outdoor space, swing jazz on Sunday night”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pub
“very very traditional pub, small and cozy. If you enjoy live Irish music, this place is a must go.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can order great Irish meat or some fresh salad and both it will taste amazing. Everything is made with fresh ingredients. You need to go there and see if they have availability.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down the best eggs benedict in Cork. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices and a great atmosphere means it gets busy but it is worth the queue.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super place in the centre of cork with cathedral and river views. Bar food and restaurant. Coffee and cocktails”
  • 15 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This is a great spot for excellent food with the option of having a delicious cocktail or prosceco beforehand. This is a very popular restaurant in Limerick and renowned for its delicious food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“If you go, have the angry fries. Really good food, sometimes the queues are long. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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