Mini guide to Cork
Cork is the largest of the Irish counties, located in the south-west of Ireland,
and in many ways the most varied. Cork city is charming, with its bumpy bridges,
hilly streets and Continental flair. Cork county itself offers a diversity of
scenery, places of interest, sporting and leisure activities, and festivals.
A haven for outdoor lovers, with great cycling and walking trails, as well as
a championship golf course and great fishing, Cork has something to offer for
every visitor and age group.
The festivals are another great attraction in Cork and throughout the summer
there is an event each weekend - most renown is the international jazz festival.
Cork is also the site of University College and there is always something going
on for the young!
Something that Cork is not short on is good food. Patrick Street and its tributary
street (Oliver Plunfett Street and Washington Street), is the main restaurant
area and offer a variety of eateries, ranging from cheap to posh. Washington
Street is the main pub area in Cork and boasts numerous pubs to suit every taste.
Some are popular student hang-outs, but all offering great stout thanks to the
two breweries in town: Murphy's and Beamish & Crawford.
Cork is easily accessible by air, ferry, bus and train. Cork Airport is located
on 6kms from Cork city, with limited bus services but numerous taxis to the
city. Cork also offers good rail and bus connections for those interested in
exploring other areas of Ireland.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre Cork
Hayfield Manor Hotel
The Gresham Metropole
Springfort Hall Hotel
Silver Springs Moran Hotel
Clarion Hotel Cork City
Comfort Inn and Suites Cork
Jurys Cork Hotel
Jurys Inn Cork
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full list of hotels and online booking