Things to do in Ballintemple

Top 10 Things to Do in Ballintemple, Cork

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  • TheBurgers
    Brookmans Park, UK544 contributions
    We were staying close by so thought we would pop in given its so well recommended on TA and we weren't disappointed.

    We were welcomed by Agnes in the shop and she was fabulous - so passionate about the place and the great work that Nano Nagle and those who have carried on her great work. Its a wonderful story and a really interesting place being a mix of a museum, lovely gardens which were so peaceful and a cafe (we went on a Sunday morning and the cafe was so busy we couldn't get in so you may need to book).

    A lovely place to spend an hour or two - everyone should visit.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • James O
    Cork, Ireland639 contributions
    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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  • SReny
    Ireland79 contributions
    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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  • chepaddy
    Edinburgh, UK6,982 contributions
    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.

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    Written 16 January 2012
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  • Padraig Kelly
    County Cork, Ireland1 contribution
    It was my first time going to an escape room, went with my girlfriend, it was also her first time. I must say I had the best time it was a great experience starting with my amazing customer service from a young lad and great people skills and helped bring the mood up to a 10 before we even started the escape room, I would give the experience 10/10, although we needed a good bit of help, which he had no problem in helping us with clues,
    We didn’t complete it but young lad explained to us very well about what we had done wrong and how we were so close to the end.
    Customer service 10/10 will 100% return for more escape rooms, the detail put in to these rooms are remarkable and made the experience so incredibly interesting and outstanding, and difficult, but all and all just amazing.

    October 1st , 5:00pm
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Colm O
    1 contribution
    Tasting the spirits and the decor of the building. Murals in distilling room are really class. Very instagramable
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • Nora S
    Kildare, Ireland143 contributions
    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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  • chepaddy
    Edinburgh, UK6,982 contributions
    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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  • nunon192
    Barreiro, Portugal156 contributions
    Great spot for a pint of Beamish... or Murphy’s... but especially if you like live music. Awesome bands performing there!This time a blues trio, and I had the great thrill of hearing an excellent version of “up on the cripple creek” from The Band (among other great songs, do u know “messin’ with the kid”?). Totally recommend a visit
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • Amy K
    2 contributions
    Had a brilliant night in this pub. Amazing trad music I was entertained all night long. The gin collection was so impressive. I will 100% be returning next time I’m in cork.
    Written 13 June 2021
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  • Sharon O
    Norwich, UK34 contributions
    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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  • Niall Luxford
    7 contributions
    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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  • Jenny C
    5 contributions
    A must do if you visit Ireland. We had a great time and loads of fun. Cant wait to come back and do more. Something for all the family to do together. Xx
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Ann H
    Cork18 contributions
    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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  • tinatrinitybrick2018
    Moore, OK196 contributions
    I love riding trains and this train ride was great! We had the best seats EVER and enjoyed the most wonderful cup of hot chocolate! Wish we had a train system like this in the state I live in.
    Written 11 December 2018
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