County Cork Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in County Cork - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Cork City 18

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Bishop Lucey Park

  • Park/Playground

This tiny green park in the heart of the city opened in 1985 in celebration of the 800th anniversary of Cork's Norman charter. During...

Cork City Gaol

  • Museum/Gallery

This castle-like building contains an austere, 19th-century prison. Life-size wax figures occupy the cells, and sound effects illustrate...

Cork Opera House

  • Arts/Performance Venue

This unattractive concrete hulk erected in 1965 replaced an ornate and much-loved opera house that was ruined in a fire. Later attempts...

Cork Vision Centre@St Peter's

  • Information Center

In the renovated St. Peter's Church, an 18th-century building in what was the bustling heart of medieval Cork, this historical society...

Court House

  • Government Building

A landmark in the very center of Cork, this magnificent classical building has an imposing Corinthian portico and is still used as the...

Crawford Art Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

The large redbrick building was built in 1724 as the customs house and is now home to Ireland's leading provincial art gallery. An imaginative...

English Market

  • Market/Bazaar

Food lovers (and, who, pray, isn't?): be sure to make a beeline for one of the misleadingly small entrances to this large and famous...

Fitzgerald's Park

  • Park/Playground

This small, well-tended park is beside the River Lee's north channel in the west of the city. The park contains the Cork Public Museum,...

General Post Office

  • Building/Architectural Site

Dominating a street otherwise occupied by boutiques, jewelry stores, and antiques shops, this Neoclassical building with an elegant colonnaded...

Long Valley

  • Restaurant–Sight

The friendly, old Long Valley pub, popular with artists, writers, students, and eccentrics, serves tea, coffee, pints, and sandwiches.