Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Cork

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  • Maramammabirillo
    Rome, Italy72 contributions
    We have been to Nano Nagle Place unsure about what was on there.
    We found a positive, relaxing, mystic place where we could also learn a lot on what was life in Cork, in the XVIII century.
    Thanks one million to Agnes, who is such a communicative and sparkling person, who introduced us in the life and deeds of Venerable Nano Nagle, and thanks too to Gerry, so exhaustive in teaching us about the history of Cork in the past and its social life.
    We had a great visit.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Hell0Y0u123
    6 contributions
    Lovely spot, full of unique ingredients and flavours from all around the world. Great to grab a bite to eat or buy a souvenir for a food lover!
    Written 17 July 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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  • Nichole R
    15 contributions
    We didn't plan to visit here but decided to stop when we saw the sign while driving and we are so glad we did! Since it was the beginning of April it was cool and windy but a beautiful day. We spent time walking the grounds and thought the poison garden was fascinating. Then we explored the keep, the signs really explain everything and it was fun trying to imagine what it looked like so long ago. When we got to the top we didn't have to wait at all to kiss the Blarney Stone (it was sanitized after each kiss) and we especially enjoyed talking to the workers who took some extra pictures for us since there was no one behind us. I wish we'd had more time to walk around the grounds but after about 3 hours we had to leave to get to our next spot. It was an unexpected highlight for us mostly due to the lack of tourists since it was "off-season".
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Bi-coaster
    Bradenton, FL1,226 contributions
    The central quad is lovely and there are lots of historic stone buildings and sculptures around this city campus.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Carlos_Gonzalez2013
    Ipswich, UK579 contributions
    Beautiful green area in a really nice part of the city, close to Daly Bridge and UCC. We also had good weather, so we enjoyed a nice stroll, just when we were about to leave Cork.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • nuge52
    Pell Lake, WI26 contributions
    If you can handle the heights you have to kiss the stone. I would suggest looking it up and getting your mind wrapped around it before you go. We felt safe and knew nothing was going to happen but were very nervous. We were glad we did it. Get there early to beat the tour buses! We enjoyed this part of our trip!
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Rhonda H
    3 contributions
    Gem of a place absolutely beautiful gardens with stunning flowers. Lovely way to spend a day perfect place for kids fairies everywhere,all different garden areas with ponds real fish,goats,birds, rabbits and even some dinosaurs. U can bring a picnic or just get a coffee. The owner was such a lovely man who told us it has taken him and his wife 14 years to make the gardens. Time very well spent should b extremely proud of themselves.we will Deffo be back 😎
    Written 25 July 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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  • ScottG
    Annapolis, Maryland3 contributions
    There are guided tours, but it was nice to walk around and explore. Great views of Cork! Definitely recommend it if you are in Cork.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • lupisgrey
    8 contributions
    Please be sensitive to the surroundings. We know you need to tidy up but let's not dessicate the wooded area.
    Written 22 October 2017
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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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  • rubylass
    cork149 contributions
    What a fabulous attraction in the beautiful Crosshaven. Plenty to see, both inside and outside so still a lovely visit on a wet day. Staff were so helpful and knowledgable and when we found out that the whole place is run by volunteers, it made the visit more special. The work and effort that the volunteers put into Camden really is outstanding and they should all be commended. It is a work in progress and we will def be back in a few years to see what they have added but we still spent over 2 hours here. The views from the cafe were spectacular and well worth eating outside just to see the view. I really can’t speak highly enough of what Camden Fort is, I would recommend everyone to visit to see for yourself, what can be achieved when a group of people come together to turn a derelict site into a top tourist attraction. Well done to all involved and we look forward to returning
    Written 27 June 2022
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