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Street Art in Cork

Posted on: 2022-10-04 12:04:09Cork City
mural on wall in Cork City

If you have ever wandered around the Cork, the chances are high that you stumbled across street art in the city. And these are not there by accident.

In 2020 Ardú arrived in Cork. During the pandemic, seven different street artists created murals at key city-locations, inspired by the 1920s Burning of Cork.

Ardú is Irish and means “Rise” - as a result of the burning in the 1920s, Cork City rose from its ashes and as a result of Covid-19 and the lockdown, the city had to rise again.

In 2021 four more artists came to Cork to create even more murals.

And just recently three more artworks were finished. You will find the newest additions on South Terrace, at Pope’s Quay and Sullivan’s Quay.

Self-guided audio tours are available on They are free of charge and suitable for all ages. Download the map here.


You will also come across many different painted electrical boxes. It’s a project by People’s Republic of Cork which has been created with local artists. A selection of the work can be found online.

On the website you will also find even more information on each artwork and the exact location.

Cork City Council has also just launched a new self-guided tour, which maps out the gorgeous murals and electrical box-art that decorate the city centre, running from the Brian Ború Bridge to North Main Street and along the historic quays.

With full descriptions and background information for each piece, the map is a wonderful excuse for a walk and a top-notch way to entertain yourself as you get your steps in.

Check out the Cork City Council website to view the map.


So, enjoy the nice weather while it lasts and get discovering.

 Painted electrical box in Cork City

Street mural in Cork city