Encircled by the River Lee, Cork is a neat little city with a colourful character. Wander leafy streets brimming with boutiques, cafés, restaurants and cosy pubs. Take to the water on a private sailing trip, accompanied by dolphins in the waves below. And spend long nights listening to the melodies of local folk songs over dinner and drinks.
Discover a flair for food and a warm welcome in Ireland’s ‘second city’.
Things to do
FOOD & DRINK
It’s difficult not to become a foodie after a visit to Cork. It’s got everything from fine dining and gourmet fare, to friendly pubs serving traditional dishes. Make time to visit Midleton Distillery and sample a drop of smooth whiskey crafted by master distillers.
Cork certainly has music in its soul. When you stroll past the city’s restaurants and pubs you’re likely to hear Gaelic tunes drifting out most nights. For an exclusive treat, book tickets at the Cork Opera House. For over 150 years it has staged classical music events and ballet.
Essentially an island, Cork is best viewed by water. Charter a private boat and float past the city’s colourful waterside buildings and elegant Georgian architecture. For something a little more energetic you can even hire a kayak.
Stop by the English Market and stock up on local smoked salmon – perfect for a luxury waterside picnic.
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