Cork City is small enough that you can cover it on foot, but don’t let its size fool you; it makes for a wonderful visit. Think great shopping and entertainment, top attractions and buzzing bars. The city is also loving its reputation as the foodie capital of Ireland.
Travel back in time
Elizabeth Fort Barrack Street, Cork City
Elizabeth Fort is one of the oldest upstanding structures in Cork City which has been in use for over 400 years. This 17th century fort was built in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale.
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Europe's only Toy Soldier Factory
Toy Soldier Factory Kilnamartyra Village, Macroom, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Toy Soldier Factory offers groups a combination of fun and hands on experience with a difference all in one location! Where fantasy becomes reality. One of Ireland’s best-hidden secrets
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Where the land meets the sea
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer a truly unique experience around Ireland’s stunning coastline in 14 breath-taking locations.
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Enjoy a day at the beach
Blue Flag Beaches in Kerry and Cork Co. Kerry and Co. Cork, Ireland
With such an extensive coastline along the two counties of Kerry & Cork you would expect to find quality beaches.. and you won’t be disappointed.
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A Unique Friendly Cruise
Cape Clear Island Ferry Service (Farantóireacht go Cléire) Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland
Cape Clear is rich in archaeology history with ancient standing stone, Bronze Age monuments and amazing stone walls.
Operates Year Round
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National Cultural Institution
Crawford Art Gallery Emmet Place, Cork City, Ireland
Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary.
Open Year Round
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West Cork Adventure
Fastnet Rock Tour Ionad Fiontair, Cape Clear Island Baltimore or Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland
For many generations the majestic and isolated Fastnet Rock has fired the imaginations of onlookers, both locals and visitors alike.
Operates Apr to Sept
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Irelands Wildest Attraction
Fota Wildlife Park Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
If you’re wondering what to do for the weekend in Cork, then why not make your way to Fota Wildlife Park and enjoy a day outside amongst some of the world’s most amazing animals and plants?
Open Daily Year Round
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See indescribable cave formations
Mitchelstown Cave Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Mitchelstown Cave is one of the largest and most complex cave systems in Ireland.
Open Year Round
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irelands most south westerly point
Mizen Head Signal Station Mizen Head Signal Station, Goleen, Co. Cork
The cliffs of Mizen Head rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet from the west and south coasts and waves from the mid-Atlantic crash into the land.
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Skibbereen......the famine story
Skibbereen Heritage Centre Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
Skibbereen Heritage Centre has two primary exhibitions – one on the Great Famine, the second on Lough Hyne, and also provides a genealogy service for the greater West Cork area.
Open Apr to Oct
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Live the history, feel the story
Titanic Experience Cobh 20 Casement Square, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
You will experience life aboard Titanic and learn a little about the conditions on board for third and first class passengers.
Open Year Round
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Seaside resort town
Youghal Youghal Tourist Office, Market Square, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Youghal has many historic buildings and monuments within its ancient town walls. It is one of the few towns in Ireland where the medieval town walls still survive.
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See the sights of Cork
Enjoy Cork Sightseeing Tours. Take the Cork City Tour to see the sights of Cork from an open-top doubledecker bus. With Cork Day Tours, visit the Ring of Kerry or West Cork & Mizen.
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an award-winning gallery
Glucksman Gallery University College Cork, College Road, Cork
The Glucksman Gallery is an award-winning public gallery that includes exhibition spaces and a gift shop. It was named one of the 1001 buildings you must see before you die!
Open Tue-Sun
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Copper Mine Museum
Allihies Copper Mine Museum Allihies Village, Beara Peninsula, West Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland
In the mid-nineties a group of Allihies residents came together to discuss how they might preserve and present the local copper mining heritage of this unique area. The museum is the result.
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A great lighthouse of Ireland
Ballycotton Lighthouse Ballycotton Sea Adventures, Ballycotton Lighthouse, Ballycotton Island, Co. Cork, Ireland
Until recently, power for the lighthouse on Ballycotton was provided by an underwater cable which linked the Island with Ballycotton Pier.
Open Daily Year Round
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Exciting Aqua Park
Ballyhass Aquaparks Coolnagearagh, Coachford, Co. Cork, Ireland
Ballyhass Aquaparks; the perfect water activity for the Irish summer. Inflatable waterparks in two convenient locations in Coachford and Mallow.
Open May to Sept
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multi-award-winning
Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens Shanagarry, Co. Cork, Ireland
Welcome to the multi-award-winning Ballymaloe Cookery School which has been delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983.
Open Year Round
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Special Discoveries in the South
Claragh Loop Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland
Moderate 10km walk starting at St Patrick’s Church in Millstreet. Optional detour to summit of Claragh Mountain.
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Special Discoveries in the South
Clonakilty Inchydoney Island Road Retreat Walk Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Enjoy the views of Clonakilty Bay when you pass the Model Railway Village and Wildflower Garden.
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for daredevils young and old
Clonakilty Park Cinema, Golf & Adventure Centre Clogheen Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
Clonakilty's family activity centre in the heart of West Cork. Located on on the complex of the Clonakilty Park Hotel, this superb adventure centre offers a host of exciting activities.
Open Daily July to Sept
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In Cork Harbour
Cobh Heritage Town Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cobh dominates Cork Harbour and has experienced invasion, emigration, transportation and a wealth of maritime adventure. It was the last port of call for the ill-fated S.S. Titanic.
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fascinating exhibitions
Cork City Gaol Convent Avenue, Sunday’s Well, Cork City
Cork City Gaol is a heritage centre that allows you to take a step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like inside prison walls.
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An island garden of rare beauty
Ilnacullen Garnish Island Glengarriff, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
The effects of the gulf stream and the protection provided by the surrounding woodlands results in a unique micro climate.
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Special Discoveries in the South
Kilbrittain Castle Walk Kilbrittain, Co. Cork, Ireland
Kilbrittain is situated midway between Kinsale & Clonakilty.
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Journey through a bygone era
Old Cork Waterworks Experience Lee Road, Cork City, Ireland
The Waterworks is the best preserved of its kind in Ireland. The old buildings and machinery have been carefully restored and are now being used to tell the story of how water was supplied.
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Explore 1940's West Cork
West Cork Model Railway Village Inchydoney Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland
See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature serving the towns.
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Exhilarating treetop adventure
Zipit Forest Adventures (Cork) Farran Forest Park, Farran, Co. Cork, Ireland  
Zipit Farran Park is a treetop high ropes course with a difference with 91 activities and over 800 metres of Ziplines for you to enjoy.
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