Cork City, often referred to as the ‘true capital of Ireland’ by the locals, is the focal point of the southern province of Munster. This beautiful city has a long history which began in the 7th century, the county’s nickname ‘The Rebel County’ reflects the ongoing battles and struggle that took place here against the invading British forces. This city has a beautiful blend of medieval architecture and new modern developments that makes wandering through narrow streets looking onto modern masterpieces a great way to explore the city.
There’s plenty of things to see and do in what has been call the cultural capital of Ireland. There’s various theatres, music venues, art galleries, and museums throughout the city certain to fill out your travel itinerary. Narrow streets are lined with traditional Irish pubs where you’ll find of locals and tourists enjoying traditional music sessions. Cork has an incredible culinary scene and you’ll find a tasty blend of local cuisine and international flavours. Restaurants range from Michelin Star to creative budget diners.
The countryside of County Cork offers up even more to do during your stay. The coastal towns provide beautiful views out onto the ocean, golden beaches and a range of water sports. The top attraction in County Cork is Blarney Castle, built in the 12th century its’ walls have seen countless battles and are also home to the famous Blarney Stone, it’s said that all who kiss the stone are gifted with eloquence and Irish charm.