A former Viking trading post, Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city and the third-largest on the island. It delights
Start your adventure at Fota House, a fully restored Regency-era mansion. See the landscape collection, including works by Robert Carver and Jonathan Fisher, and explore the orangery and the Victorian Working Garden. Next, go to the Blackrock Castle Observatory. Explore the cosmos while you hear exciting tales from this 16th-century castle’s past, filled with smugglers and pirates. Don’t miss watching a re-enactment at Elizabeth Fort, a
Visit the Humboldt penguins at Fota Wildlife Park, learn about their efforts to protect Ireland’s red squirrel, and see
Do not leave Cork without trying the Barrack Street Challenge. The goal is to drink a pint at each pub on the street. If you decide to sit the challenge out, Barrack Street pubs still offer some of the city’s best casual dining and live music.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the English Market, Cork’s well-known covered market. The building is a prime example of
Get a visitor pass for the city’s bike share and pedal to your next destination. Bike lanes run throughout the city. During the day, catch a bus or walk, if you’re in the city