Top Things to Do in Ballintemple

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Ballintemple, Cork

Top Things to Do in Ballintemple

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  • Oscar G
    Gijon, Spain1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a teacher coordinating an international project related to the city as a learning canvas, and visiting Ireland with a group of secondary education students, our stay in the lovely city of Cork had to include experiencing Nano Nagle Place, home to the heritage of Nano Nagle, pioneer and champion of education in an age where catholic girls didn't have a right to education.

    We contacted the museum beforehand and asked them to explain not only the place, but also how they design learning activities for kids in Cork, and they duly obliged in the best possible manner.

    If you are in Cork, I can only recommend paying a visit to Nano Nagle Place and leting yourself be insipired by the strength of a woman who definitely made a dent in the history of the city.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Aoife F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a fantastic evening at the Cocktail class and Distillery Tour hosted by Niamh on Saturday. The evening was really fun and interesting and in a very chill and personal setting. The cocktails and drinks were superb. Would really recommend for anyone looking to do something different or special of an evening. Will definitely be booking into some of the other events in the future. Thanks to Niamh and the Rebel Distillery crew.
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • SReny
    Ireland234 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cork is full of old buildings and among them, Cork City Hall demands attention. It stands oponentely by the river lee.
    Written 21 August 2019
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  • James O
    Cork, Ireland800 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a truly beautiful old church and the oldest active catholic church within Cork City. It is an oasis of calm throughout the day, where one can escape the madness of the modern world to sit and contemplate / mediate / pray. It is cool, quiet and dim, the perfect atmosphere for contemplation.
    It unsurprisingly as an active catholic church, has a number of religious icons including the spectacular under alter sculpture of the "The Dead Christ" being one of three by the Cork John Hogan. All may be admired at your leisure no matter your religious persuasion, culture, creed or orientation. Two side alters provide adoration for Mary Aikenhead and the Venerable Nano Nagel, two very important historical women local to this congregation.
    The congregation goes out of its way to welcome all visitors and hosts an after mass tea on the first weekend of every month (after 6 mass on Saturday evening and 11 mass on Sunday morning) where all are invited from the alter to partake , no matter your religious beliefs or whether a regular attendee or a visitor.
    Enjoy the peace, sanctuary and hope that's difficult to find in this busy world anymore
    Written 18 June 2019
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  • Jennifer S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a great time! 🤩 Can’t recommend it enough ! We would definitely go again and try out some of the other rooms they offer ! Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a fun team event 🥰
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • chepaddy
    Edinburgh, UK7,206 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Albert Road area around the docks in Cork became a Jewish quarter from the end of the 19th century.
    Whilst there were some Jews in Cork from the mid 18th century, a big influx of Jews from the Vilna & Kovno areas of Lithuania arrived from the 1880s onwards. These folk were fleeing Russian pogroms and settled in the Albert Road area in houses on Hibernian Buildings, Albert Road, Monrea Terrace and Eastville.
    People always wondered why Jews settled in Cork, a city in what was then a very Catholic country. Allegedly the immigrants with no English may have thought the port of Cork was in fact ‘New York’.

    Whatever the reason for their arrival, the area became locally known as "Jewtown" though not in a pejorative way. Whilst poor it was more a Jewish quarter rather than a Jewish ghetto.
    At its peak the Jewish population of Cork in the early part of the 20th century was about 500 with the bulk living in Jewtown. Now the Jewish population is estimated somewhere between 20 to 30 in a city of almost 200,000.

    The most famous Jewish native of Jewtown was Gerald Goldberg (several times Lord Mayor of Cork). Whilst not Jewish, James Joyce's father, John Stanislaus Joyce, lived near the Goldberg family home in Jewtown.

    Today, the streetscape is more or less as it was more than a century ago but alas there is very little trace of the Jewish community today. The Jewish meeting house at the corner of Electric Terrace/ Eastville is now a residential property. The nearby synagogue (technically Orthodox) on 10 South Terrace which is well over 100 years old is still in use. There are sadly only a handful of Jews in the congregation though it is occasionally inflated by visitors.
    Additionally there is a green area called, Shalom Park opened in 1989, in the heart of Jewtown. In Dec 2011 an art installation marked the Jewish Hanukkah festival and a similar lighting show is planned for the next 50 years!

    There are a few decent bars in the area (on Albert Quay) such as the ‘Idle Hour’ and ‘The Sextant’ which serves food.

    http://www.corkhebrewcongregation.com/
    Written 16 January 2012
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  • Niall Luxford
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So I love going here have been quite a few times and when the company asked me to organise a night out I was straight out of the blocks in suggesting NKC. So we have a good mix of age and sex of staff and so I was wondering was it a great idea. Well it went down a bomb the best company works night ever was agreed by all. Now it's traditional.
    So I have been here quite a few times with work,friends and even stags I have to say it is the place to visit no matter the event and most definitely for all the family.
    Great track Balcony for those who just want to come along and watch fast karts most friendly excellent staff.
    Written 26 November 2019
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  • chepaddy
    Edinburgh, UK7,206 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located on the docks in what is becoming a major spot in city with Goldbergs and The Sextant either side of it.
    Of the three very much a locals bar but friendly nonetheless.
    They like their sport especially the horse but since it is owner occupied it has its own quirks - they go big for Eurovision and love the magazine rack full of glossy travel mags.
    My mum & grandparents came from the nearby 'Jewtown' so love coming back here when in town.
    As you can see from pics a working pirt just outside.
    Written 24 June 2018
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  • Nora S
    Kildare, Ireland138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bar is well organised, there are plenty of toilets, well maintained. The location is excellent. A good spot for a gig.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Blake M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bar for young backpackers! I. Definitely recommend it for everyone going to split. Good fun…….
    Written 21 June 2023
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  • Sharon O
    Norwich, UK38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a gem this place it. Went there to watch the rugby - England V Ireland and was was such a great atmosphere and the staff made you feel so welcome and so many screens to watch the rugby.
    Fantastic atmosphere - loved it and highly recommend.
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • Sabsonite
    Mitchelstown, Ireland45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sitting beside the fire, glass of wine in hand listening to some top quality music, where else would you ever want to be??!!
    Written 15 April 2017
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  • Ann H
    Cork17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful pub..superb food and lovely staff..we go to Nano Nagle place for a stroll on a weekly basis ( another gem) and came across Fionnbarras nearby..Will deffo be back..fab menu reasonably priced..homemade soup.salads.pizzas.burgers..one small crib
    .customer brought dog and sat him next to her on the seat..i have no prob with dogs but I wonder would it be an idea to keep him off the seats and on the floor...just starting to eat so we were a bit uncomfortable with that..also vaping allowed even though there is a super covered smoking area outside..as I suffer from a chronic lung condition I'd prefer not to be around the vaping.. but I will be back cos I love the bar..well done..
    Written 19 March 2018
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  • jaxiblue
    Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you from the three crazy Canadian chicks from October 2016. Staff and atmosphere clean, knowledgable and welcoming. Fast food and GREAT drink selection. We had so many places to choose from that were walking distance from our B&B and we ended up here three times in 2 days.
    Written 27 November 2016
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  • Nora M
    Ballyvourney, Ireland5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sure, who wouldn’t love to be able to call one of the best pubs in Cork their local?! But as ol’ Mikey in the corner will tell ye, it’s “Collins not Cough-lans! Judges orders!” Staff is fun and friendly (unless they’re slagging off at ye which means they only like you more, we think??) and the drinks and craic are mighty! Great beer garden(s) and there is just something spectacular about the place! The kind of place you’re sitting at home and just look at one another and go “Coughlan’s??” Definitely a spot to check out!
    Written 17 May 2018
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