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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Gallery
“Always a lovely place to visit. Especially wonderful when there are markets and events on Emmet Place, e.g. the Midsummer Festival, Cork Jazz Festival etc. Get onto a free Sunday tour if you can - incredibly informative and enlightening. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
“In the centre of Cork city centre you will find The English Market. One of Corks top pics this is a place full of history and a huge range of fresh produce from meat to veg and everything in between. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
“The official, formal music venue. Ticketing in advance on line. Check their website. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
City Hall
“Cork offers a wide variety of shopping possibilities. Patrick Street in the city centre is the traditional shopping area, with a wide range of department stores. Cork is famous for its food too. Country markets and farmers' markets can be visited throughout the city and county. The English Market is an indoor market on Grand Parade in the city, and has been in operation since 1788. The mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from afar alongwith long standing family run stalls contribute to the unique appeal of this market.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Great food, fab music, a huge magnet for tourists especially for the Irish dancing / traditional music some evenings.”
  • 31 locals recommend
“Delicious fire oven pizzas, plenty of beers to taste, big outdoor space, swing jazz on Sunday night”
  • 30 locals recommend
“Historical building, the English Market is famous for its produce and a favourite place to buy artisan food in Cork!”
  • 20 locals recommend
“If you are in Cork, you can't miss "The English Market", with over 200 years in the city, providing Cork with fresh local products.”
  • 16 locals recommend
“You can order great Irish meat or some fresh salad and both it will taste amazing. Everything is made with fresh ingredients. You need to go there and see if they have availability.”
  • 21 locals recommend
“Hands down the best eggs benedict in Cork. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices and a great atmosphere means it gets busy but it is worth the queue.”
  • 20 locals recommend
“if there's a game on ...this is the place to watch it. But fabulous during the day to grab a good lunch in a great atmosphere”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A civic space, a meeting place, a thoroughfare, and a bustling social hub of the city. With its variety of products, the pride of place accorded to small traders.”
  • 24 locals recommend
“- Late night music venue (everything from latin night to jazz) - Large outside smoking area”
  • 16 locals recommend
“One of the most popular spots in town. Weekends will be crowded but it`s great fun.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Super place in the centre of cork with cathedral and river views. Bar food and restaurant. Coffee and cocktails”
  • 15 locals recommend
“A wonderful theater where one can view the same films they would be able to at home.”
  • 9 locals recommend