Things to do

ELO 2019 Cork UCC

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 #ELOcork 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

Spike Island

Gougane Barra

Things to do in the Munster region

The Skellig Islands

The Dingle Peninsula

Valentia Island