Things to do
The English MarketVoted one of the top ten best food markets in Europe by the “Observer Food Magazine”, Cork’s English Market is not to be missed.
Páirc Uí ChaoimhThe new provincial stadium, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, is a state of the art multi-purpose facility providing enormous entertainment for the citizens of Cork and Ireland.
Cork’s Shopping DistrictOliver Plunkett Street, Patrick Street Opera Lane, The Main Street, Opera Lane, Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre and Corn Market Street are all within walking distance.
Nano Nagle PlaceNano Nagle Place is a great place to start your discovery of Cork City and the beautiful printed materials that come with your ticket help you to discover both our 3.4 acre site and the city of Cork.
Cork Opera HouseThe Imperial is proud to be one of the top hotels near Cork Opera House. In fact, our establishment is located just a 7 minute walk from the Opera House.
St. Fin Barre’s CathedralLocated in Cork city centre, St Finbarr’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful and interesting buildings in Ireland. The building is rich in sculptures with over 1260 of them.
Cork City GaolGet a fascinating insight into prison life in the 1800’s and early 1900’s at Cork City Gaol. Originally opened in 1864 as a replacement for the Old Gaol in Northgate Bridge.
Live at the MarqueeLive At The Marquee is an annual music festival which draws crowds from all over Ireland and abroad.
Cork Butter Museum The Butter Museum is a unique institution, celebrating one of the great success stories of Ireland, the butter trade.
St. Anne’s Church and Shandon BellsBuilt in 1722, the Shandon Bells in Cork is one of Cork’s famous visual landmarks. The much-loved landmark forms a striking attraction, with its red sandstone and white ashlar limestone walls.
Elizabeth FortEnjoy the fantastic views of Cork City from the fort walls. Explore the fort and imagine life as a soldier at the fort hundreds of years ago.
Blackrock Castle ObservatoryBlackrock Castle Observatory, the Space for Science, is Cork’s fun and exciting location to learn about the universe.
Crawford Art Gallery Attracting over 200,000 visitors per year the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery is dedicated to informing a wide audience about the significant role that the visual arts play in contemporary life and cul
Blarney Castle and Blarney StoneBuilt nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since.