Things to do outside the city
The village of Blarney is a must – see for any visitor to Cork. Stroll through the stunning gardens of the Blarney Castle, and take the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, which will bestow you with the gift of eloquence.
For a unique shopping excursion, visit the Blarney Woolen Mills which specializes in Irish gifts and souvenirs. End the day with a taste of Irish cuisine in one of the many pubs and restaurants surrounding the village green.
The Harbour town of Kinsale has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cork.
Famed for it’s abundance of award winning restaurants & stunning Harbour views, a trip to Kinsale is worth the mere half hour journey from the city.
Beautiful scenic walks around historical grounds and coastal inlets are a great way to spend an afternoon, before dining in one of the many restaurants where seafood is a specialty.
The harbour town of Cobh is a popular tourist destination a short journey from Cork city, with a regular bus and train service to the town.
The last port of call of the ill-fated Titanic, homage is paid to the thousands of Irish who emigrated in the Cobh Heritage Centre.
Sample the fare in one of the various restaurants, and visit the Cathedral high on the hill overlooking the town.
Cork’s coastline offers picturesque scenery for you to enjoy. Stroll along the white sands of Inchadoney Beach, surf in Ballycotton, or take the ferry from Glengariff to Garnish Island, famed for its stunning gardens and views.
Visit the famous Bantry Bay, where sampling freshly caught seafood is a delicious treat.