Situated in the south of Ireland on the banks of the River Lee, Cork city (Corcaigh) was founded over 1,000 years ago by St Finbarr. Ireland’s second largest city, the urban population stands at approximately 125,000 people.
Home to a range of arts organisations and cultural institutions, Cork was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2005. Cork was also listed among the “best 10 places to visit” by Lonely Planet it 2009. There are number of internationally-renowned festivals hosted in Cork, such as the Cork Film Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival, and the Cork International Poetry Festival.
Things to do in Cork city
There are many things to do in Cork, but #ELO2019 visitors might be particularly interested in the following attractions:
The English Market
Crawford Art Gallery
Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral (Ardeaglais Naomh Fionnbarra)
Cork City Gaol
Things to do in County Cork
Things to do in the Munster region
The Skellig Islands
The Dingle Peninsula