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Top 10 Things to Do in Centre, Cork

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  • Clowneowl65
    Sheffield Green, UK8 contributions
    a good 3 hours spent wandering the stalls Brought back memories of childhood visits to local indoor markets. Nothing too much trouble for stall holders and their colleagues even when harangued by wave after wave of tourists If you dont pig out on the samples on the food stalls then a must is the American style hotdog stand with made to order food
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Lorraine B. L.
    Donegal Town, Ireland2 contributions
    I visited the Crawford with a group of my girl friends on a weekend away in Cork and I must say what a gorgeous experience the 5 of us had! The museum is an old Georgian/Victorian era gem. A jewel in the city centre. Firstly we went to look at the Ground floor exhibition (Meat and Potatoes ?) while in here we were greeted by a lovely young lad called John. He was so warm and helpful and knew a lot about the background of the paintings and the context of the exhibition. I visit a lot of exhibitions and the workers are usually either not around or don’t know anything about the art but this young lad knew what he was talking about !! I absolutely adored the Yeats and seeing the painted biscuits. The staff upstairs were nice too. Loved the Harry Clarke room, what an asset to the city. The Crawford has a great bookshop on top of a fantastic gallery !
    Written 31 August 2022
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  • Alloway
    9 contributions
    Catherine was such an amazing tour guide as she took us through the town of Cork! My husband loves history so we had a great time on this tour!
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Gretchen S
    11 contributions
    Beautiful Catholic Church in the center of the city right off St Patrick’s St. Offers mass in Irish, Latin and English. We celebrated mass this past Sunday there and felt very welcomed. Though we did experience a woman begging for money after mass on the steps.
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • Charlie B
    Edinburgh, UK658 contributions
    This is the main street of Cork city and has many of the large stores as well a a number of smaller stores (mainly chains rather than uniquely Irish). It is still enjoyable to wander down one side, cross over the road and walk down the other side. - good broad pavements help to make this easy and stress-free.
    Written 1 January 2020
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  • Tina D.
    Dora, MO20 contributions
    You have to stop by this beautiful church. Everything is so beautiful from the alter to the stained glass. Don't miss this one.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Rod1015
    Cork, Ireland74 contributions
    My husband and I avail of any opportunity to visit this beautiful Venue. The intimate coffee/wine Dock is a welcome stop off before the Cinema. The patrons who visit appear to have a genuine appreciation of the arts, as there is no popcorn munching, unwrapping of sweets or mobile phone intrusions. The City Centre venue makes for convenience and the staff are always helpful and pleasant. We look forward to receiving the weekly Schedules so that we can plan our next visit.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • Edward D
    3 contributions
    Interior of the church is something to behold. The architecture is very well done and the space within is breath-taking
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • Franky C
    Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland9 contributions
    A great place to visit if you love history as there is always an interesting exhibition to see there .Friendly and helpful staff ,wonderful coffee and scones and a great outside garden .
    Written 25 August 2020
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  • Islabobs
    Cork, Ireland46 contributions
    Popped into costa downstairs in merchants quay shopping centre to grab a morning coffee and a cheese and tomato toastie for breakfast before setting off shopping. Service was very fast efficient and friendly and we sat in lovely comfortable armchairs . My toastie was beautiful and full of flavour and not like your normal cheese and tomato toastie. It was more of a tomato and herb sauce that you,d get on a top class pizza , it was devine and it was covered with a béchamel sauce and more cheese on top. Absolutely delicious in fact so tasty we went back there for refreshments and lunch when we finished our shopping. Lovely place with plenty of seating.
    Written 16 March 2020
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  • Kerry Lady
    County Kerry, Ireland3 contributions
    I visited St Augustine's Church this morning and stayed for the 11am service as I had time on my hands. It is indeed a long while since I attended mass. However, I really enjoyed the experience. The Service was delivered by a lovely priest who told the story of St Monica and her son St. Augustine. I never had heard this story before this.
    The Service was peaceful and welcoming and when I am in Cork again, I will certainly attend another service there. I believe, tomorrow is the feast day of St. Augustine. I wish I was in Cork to attend.
    Written 27 August 2019
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  • Mini P
    Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
    Nice post, open until 18.00 mo-su.
    Very nice and helpfull stuff.
    Post is in the center.
    I didn’t find tourist postcards there.
    Written 2 October 2019
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  • marcus
    Cork, Ireland21 contributions
    I'll get straight to the point on this one. Decent venue but they seriously need to sort out the service at the bar. After waiting at least 15 /20 minutes at the counter for our first drink, we decided it would be wise to order 2 of everything rather than waste more time during the gig. No problem for me drinking pints but the vodka and gin drinkers were told they couldn't get doubles so each person had to get 2 singles. Still trying to figure out the rationale behind this but fair enough, if that's their policy.
    Gig started soon afterwards and all went well until about an hour into it. Glasses were in need of a refill so 3 of the 5 of us went to the bar again. Half an hour later (not exaggerating) they arrived back saying it was impossible to get served and suggested we leave. As we were enjoying the band, I decided to give it a try myself but even though it wasn't that busy and I managed to get right up to the bar, I wasted another 15 minutes with my elbows on the bar trying to figure out who WAS actually getting served 'cause it certainly wasn't me or the guys either side of me who said they'd been there 25 minutes.
    That was enough for us. The band were still playing but we decided to move on somewhere we could actually get a drink as midnight curfew was in place so time was valuable.
    This place seriously needs to either put another bar/bigger bar in place or get more staff. I fully appreciate that it's hard to get experienced staff right now but don't expect your customers to waste their nights waiting at the bar. And we were definitely not the only ones unhappy with the situation on the night.
    Sorry for the negative review as I'd love to support any venue doing live music but I'd be reluctant to go back anytime soon.
    Written 22 November 2021
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  • sarahlouise c
    Dublin, Ireland26 contributions
    This was a surprise for my ten year old daughter as we had never been riding before, so the whole family took part. The lady and gentleman that was teaching us was so gentle, understanding, great at giving instruction and really made it magical . Great price and made memories that will last for ever.
    Written 22 May 2017
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  • Crispizzalover
    Norfolk, UK1,547 contributions
    The National Monument Grand Parade was erected to celebrate the Irish Patriots who died during the period 1798 - 1867. Located in Cork City centre on an area called the Grand Parade near to the English market and just beside the River Lee.
    Written 19 December 2019
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