Things to do in Cork

Experience the energetic pub culture in Cork

Cork is one of the largest cities of Ireland and is regarded as one of the best nightlife hubs in the country. It is a sophisticated city that is filled with high-class tourist facilities and amenities. It also has one of the world’s biggest natural harbors on its eastern end.


Things to do in Cork


The Cork harbor

Cork Harbour, one of the largest natural harbors in the world, is a major transportation hub and cruising destination in the region. Outside the city, you can find the Royal Cork Yacht Club which is the oldest yacht club in the whole world.



Different sports can be played in the city, such as football, rugby, and various water sports. The city also hosts a number of sporting venues like golf clubs, cricket stadiums, tennis courts, and bowling alleys.


The musical Cork

Cork also boasts of a thriving music scene and you can choose from different music venues such as the Cork Opera House, Cyprus Avenue, the Savoy, and the Pavilion.


Fota Wildlife Park

Child-friendly attractions include the Fota Wildlife Park, a premier zoo and wildlife attraction just 20 minutes from the city of Cork.


Pub Crawl

Your holiday in Cork will not be complete without joining the Cork City Pub Crawl, the highlight of the city’s nightlife. In this pub crawl, you will join a group of locals and backpackers and then go club hopping around the city.


When to go to Cork

Cork’s climate is defined by changeable weather, abundant rainfall, and lack of extreme temperatures. During the winter season, average temperatures are always a few degrees above freezing. In the summer, the highest daytime temperatures seldom reach 30 °C (86 °F). Cork is a foggy city but is actually considered one of the sunniest cities in Ireland.



The city plays host to various festivals throughout the year. Some of the most visited events are the Midsummer Festival from mid-June to mid-July, Jazz Festival in October, and Film Festival in November. During the festivals there’s always tons of fun things to do in Cork andyou’ll be sure to have a great time.

Cork Facts

Population119 230
CurrencyIrish pound
AirportCork, Ireland (ORK)

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Cork Opera House

Located near the River Lee in Cork, Ireland, this huge stage for arts performances is one of the most classic buildings in Ireland. Rebuilt by architect Scott Tallon Walker in 1963 and by Murray O Laoire in 2000, this opera house has been active since its founding in 1855 and has been home of performance arts in Ireland since then. Standing on the legs of its great history, this opera house is a great combination of the old and the new. Being the only purpose built opera house in the country, this is a must venue to visit for the opera interested traveler.

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Cork Marathon

Cork Marathon is an annual marathon event held in June in the Irish city. The event features a main marathon, a half-marathon and a team relay marathon, making sure that every running enthusiast can find a distance they enjoy. While the city of Cork has many hills and valleys, the marathon will not take you to the highest points but there are still some challenging bits, for example in the areas around Saint Mary and Saint Anne's Cathedral. If you are looking for an Irish inner city marathon, look no further!

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