Things to See & Do 

Photo: Cork City

Cork City & Surrounding Area
Activites and Things to Do

 

Blackrock Castle Observatory & Castle Café Cork
Blackrock (13km)
www.bco.ie or 021 432 6120 www.castlecafe.ie or 021 4357911
Housed in an iconic Cork landmark dating back to 1582, a visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory includes entry to
Journeys of Exploration. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.

The Marina & Blackrock Village
Beautiful, scenic, tree lined walk along the marina before returning to Blackrock Village for a coffee.
Farmer’s Market on Sunday. Blackrock Village is a short walk from the marina.

Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City
This popular park is home to lakes and manicured lawns, lots of sculptures, and wandering paths, as
well as the Cork Public Museum. Fabulous Children’s Playground.

Cork City Gaol, Cork City
A mixture of grand Gothic and classical architecture, Cork City Gaol looks more like a castle than a
penitentiary.

Cork Butter Museum, Shandon, Cork City
The Cork Butter Museum speaks to Ireland’s dairy pedigree. This museum brings the visitor on a
wholesome tour down memory lane.

Nano Nagle Place, Douglas St., Cork City & Good Day Deli
www.nanonagleplace.ie www.gooddaydeli.ie
Nano Nagle Place is an unexpected oasis in the centre of bustling Cork City. The complex houses a museum,
heritage rooms, gardens and the wonderful Good Day Deli, an award winning sustainable foods cafe.

Fota Wildlife Park
Cobh (20km – take Ferry to Cobh from Passage West)
www.fotawildlife.ie or 021 481 2678

Titanic Experience Cobh
All within easy reach within Cobh town
www.titanicexperiencecobh.ie

Cobh Catherdal
All within easy reach within Cobh town

Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney is approx 10km from Cork City and easily accessible by bus
www.blarneycastle.ie

 

Photo: Cork Harbour

Cork Harbour 
Activities & Things to Do

 

Cork Sea Safari
Cork Harbour Tour by Rib
www.safari.ie or 086 820 8565

Spike Island
www.spikeislandcork.ie or 021 237 3455
Ferry departs from Cobh (20km – take Ferry to Cobh from Passage West)
A remote monastery in the Celtic sea, a fortress built to defend an empire, an island prison.
Museums, exhibitions, scenic island walks, child friendly areas, cafe & gift shop.

Fountainstown

Funkytown Adventure Centre
Fountainstown (3km away)
www.funkytown.ie or 087 261 1173
Cave exploration, Moon paddle, Amazon Adventure, Biodiversity Tour, Kayak rental, SUPs

 

Photo: Kinsale

Kinsale & Surrounding Area
Activites & Things to Do 

 

The Oysterhaven Centre
Oysterhaven (15km)
www.oysterhaven.com or 021 4770738
Kayak Hire, SUPs, Dinghies & Windsurfing

Charles Fort
Kinsale (18km)
charlesfort@opw.ie or 021 4772263
Perhaps the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Charles Fort, is on the road just beyond
Summercove. It is open all year, and regular guided tours are available.

Kinsale
Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale (from the Irish, Ceann tSaile – ‘Head of the Sea’) is one of
the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland.
www.kinsale.ie
English Market, Cork City
The envy of foodies throughout Ireland, the English Market has been around since 1788. Hailed as the
“best covered market in the UK and Ireland” by chef Rick Stein. Drop into the Farmgate Café for delicious
dishes made from the market’s wares.

 

Photo: Crosshaven

Crosshaven And Surrounding Area
Activities & Things to Do

Local Restaurants & Of Course There Are Plenty More Pubs Nearby Too!

Cronins Pub, Crosshaven
Fri/Sat/Sun – lunch & dinner
www.croninspub.com or 021 4831829

Anchor Inn, Crosshaven
Evening Meals 021 4831 799

Bunnyconnellan Restaurant, Myrtleville (2km)
www.bunnyconnellan.ie or 021 483 1213

The Lodge Bar & Kitchen, Myrtleville (2km)
Open 4:30-9pm
021 4833 426 or info@thelodgebar.ie

The Roberts Cove Inn – Gastro Bar (6km)
Open from 4pm
www.robertscove.ie or 021 488 7679

 

And you can also travel to a number of restuarants by boat in Monkstown, Cobh and East Ferry.