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Visit Cork: plan your trip

Head southwest with a trip to bustling Cork City. From its rich history to its contemporary features, Cork ticks all the boxes when it comes to having a good time. Although it's a busy modern city with a selection of top-class eateries and arts venues to match, you’ll find that the best of the city is still very traditional – with warm local welcomes and snug pubs that boast live music sessions throughout the week.

 

The city centre is compact, and situated on an island in the River Lee. Hour upon hour can be spent exploring the quaint cobbled streets. You’ll stumble upon markets, churches, unique family-owned businesses and relaxing waterfront areas. Outside the city, you can enjoy a supper caught fresh from the sea in the delightful town of Kinsale.

 

You're sure to fall in love with this perfectly picturesque city – a place referred to locally as “Ireland’s real capital”. Whether you’re thinking of a weekend break in Cork or a short-but-sweet day trip, plan ahead to make the most of your time.

 

Book your ferry trip to Ireland today, and start planning your visit to Cork using this handy city guide.

 

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TRAVEL TO CORK

The following ferry routes offer a direct link to Ireland:

 

Holyhead - Dublin Port

Fishguard - Rosslare

Liverpool - Belfast

Cairnryan - Belfast

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