Activities for a Rainy Day in Cork

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  • Kate H
    Brighton, UK41 contributions
    This is a lovely, tranquil place to visit - very peaceful. The staff are really friendly, especially Mary in the ticket shop who made me feel very welcome, and the young woman in the cafe who brought my cup of tea out into the garden when the cafe was busy.
    The gardens were a perfect place to sit in the sun and take in the peace and quiet. It was like you are miles away from the city. Nano Nagle's story was fascinating; I have to admit I'd not heard of her before my visit. I loved seeing all the photos of some of the current nuns in the order too.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • nmck2018
    Belfast, UK51 contributions
    Wow! What a fabulous place to visit. The market is bursting with amazing food stalls. Definately go there hungry and grab some lunch or buy some fresh ingredients to take home and cook. We bought filled bagettes from the sandwich stall which were delicious and only 6 euro. There is a great bread stall there too where we bought a fruit soda and an orange and a chocolate cake to take home. If you love food you'll love this place!
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Kristen M
    3 contributions
    Went for a private tour in the evening. The tour was informative and it was nice to have the space to ourselves.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK3,849 contributions
    Bit of a trek to get to the tower, and some very steep steps to get to the top of the tower, but the views are quite good. I enjoyed ringing the church bells to the various tunes detailed on the bell ringing landing
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • fe22016
    Dublin, Ireland60 contributions

    I took the free guided tour on Sunday 7th of August, it was way above expectations as our eloquent art historian guide brought the selected exhibits alive for us and gave them meaning, from the collection of Canova casts, to the ‘shawlie’ sculpture by Seamus Murphy and the Jack B Yeats miniature on loan, it was all fascinating.

    Upstairs we went to the oldest part of the building where the paintings, the city and the building itself were put beautifully into context by our guide. The one hour tour was both ‘just enough’ and ‘not too much’ information for a very sunny Sunday Cork afternoon.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Charles
    46 contributions
    A beautiful Neo-Gothic cathedral. Magnificent interiors including marble mosaics, stained glass windows and sanctuary ceilings. Well worth a visit.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • luann k
    4 contributions
    The Service was a wonderful beginning to our Sunday in Blarney. What a lovely and welcoming church. Absolutely a must visit, Sunday or not.
    Written 30 June 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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  • Lisa C
    1 contribution
    Well worth a visit. Fabulous display. Make sure you speak to Sgt McGarry. He gave us a great talk on everything.
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • NM3422
    Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
    Cool place, easy parking, great tour guide. Learned interesting history of the city and castle. Fun site to check out if you're in the city.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Charles
    46 contributions
    Small but informative Museum with exhibits, a video on butter making. An interesting visit. Very friendly staff member.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • mauro c
    Milan, Italy243 contributions
    In a few hours you can visit free of charge this interesting museum to understand Irish and You can reach it in the park walking along he river.
    To visit
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Christine C
    Kortrijk, Belgium22 contributions
    The historical explanations, the film, the power room are exciting,
    so are the stands for the photos, the boss's viewpoint and the factory worker's experience
    Written 31 July 2022
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