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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
“Beautiful Park in the city with playground for the smallies and beautiful views of the River Lee set amongst lush greenery. Don't forget to walk the shaky bridge!”
  • 52 locals recommend
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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
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
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
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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
University
“Cork is very proud of this beautiful University which hosts students from all over the world. Walking tours are available or just meander around the grounds and don't forget to visit the beautiful church on campus.”
  • 27 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
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
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
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
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
Restaurant
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“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

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
Burger Joint
“Best burger in town for a very reasonable price! Be sure to check out the burger of the month which changes every month!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Without a doubt, Paradiso is one of the best restaurants in Cork. As a vegetarian restaurant, it is unrivalled. I would recommend it to vegetarians and meat lovers alike. You will not be disappointed. It's a great for special occasions, but they also offer a very affordable early bird menu.”
  • 23 locals recommend

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