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Cork City, Co. Cork

Cork is Ireland's third city and has always been an important seaport. Today the River Lee flows through the city in 2 main channels, so that you find yourself constantly crossing bridges. Some of the main streets are built over channels where ships nuzzled their anchor chains a century ago. The best way to see what the city has to offer is to go by foot.

On this page you can see a map of Cork City, see what's on in Cork City, find out how to get to Cork City, find things to see and do in Cork City, visit local websites for Cork City, find Hotels in Cork City, find Guesthouses in Cork City, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Cork City, find Hostels in Cork City, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Cork City, browse restaurants in Cork City.

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Bus to Cork City

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 202:
      • Hollyhill (Apple) - Ringmahon Rd (Holy Cross School)
      • Ringmahon Rd (Holy Cross School) - Hollyhill (Apple)
    • 203:
      • Knockpogue Ave (Farranree Church) - Pearse Road (Ballyphehane)
      • Lwr Friars Walk (Opposite Barbers Shop) - Knockpogue Ave (Farranree Terminus)
    • 205:
      • Cork Institute of Technology - Kent Station Cork
      • Kent Station Cork - Cork Institute of Technology
    • 206:
      • Grange (Frankfield Estate) - South Mall (VHI House Stop B)
      • South Mall (VHI House Stop B) - Grange (Dunvale)
    • 207:
      • Donnybrook (Scairt Cross Terminus) - Glenheights Park Terminus
      • Glenheights Park Terminus - Donnybrook (Scairt Cross Terminus)
    • 208:
      • Boherboy Rd (Opp Scoil Mhuire Banrion) - Curraheen Village
      • Curraheen Village - Boherboy Rd (Opp Scoil Mhuire Banrion)
    • 209:
      • Lotamore Drive (Southbound) - St. Patrick Street (Marks and Spencer)
      • Merchants Quay (Dunnes Stores B) - Lotamore Drive (Northbound)
    • 209A:
      • Manor Farm (Northbound) - Merchants Quay (Dunnes Stores B)
      • St. Patrick Street (Marks and Spencer) - Manor Farm (Southbound)
    • 214:
      • CUH (A and E) - St. Patrick St (Brown Thomas B)
      • St. Patrick St (Brown Thomas B) - CUH (A and E)
    • 215:
      • Cloghroe (Coolflugh Terminus) - Mahon Point (Johnson & Perrott Garage)
      • Mahon Point (Johnson & Perrott Garage) - Cloghroe (Fairways Terminus)
    • 216:
      • CUH (Main Gate) - Mount Oval (Monswood Est)
      • Mount Oval (Monswood Est) - CUH (Main Gate)
    • 220:
      • Fountainstown (Strand Northbound) - Srelane Cross (Westbound)
      • Srelane Cross (Eastbound) - Fountainstown (Strand Southbound)
    • 223:
      • Haulbowline (Naval Base) - Cork Institute of Technology
      • South Mall (Opp Cork Passport Office) - Haulbowline (Naval Base)
    • 226:
      • Kent Station Cork - Kinsale (Pier Road Quayside)
      • Kinsale (Pier Road Amenity Area) - Kent Station Cork
    • 233:
      • Ballingeary (Eastbound) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Ballingeary (Westbound)
    • 235:
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Rylane (Post Office & Service Station)
      • Rylane (Post Office & Service Station) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)
    • 236:
      • Castletownbere (The Square) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Castletownbere (The Square)
    • 237:
      • Goleen (Post Office) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)
      • Kent Station Cork - Goleen (Lobster Pot Bar)
    • 239:
      • Butlerstown (Old RIC Barracks) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Butlerstown (Old RIC Barracks)
    • 241:
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Trabolgan (Holiday Village)
      • Trabolgan (Holiday Village) - Cork Institute of Technology
    • 260:
      • Ardmore (Opp Post Office) - Cork Institute of Technology
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Ardmore (Post Office)
    • 40:
      • Rosslare Europort - Tralee (Bus Station)
      • Tralee (Bus Station) - Rosslare Europort

Hotels in Cork City

Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Ambassador Hotel & Health Club

Military Hill, St. Lukes Cross, Cork, Co. Cork
With views of Cork city and the harbour, the Ambassador Hotel and Health Club is situated in central Cork and has a 24-hour reception. Guests can enjoy satellite TV in the spacious bedrooms.

Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Tivoli, Cork, Co. Cork
Stylish, spacious rooms, landscaped gardens, and an à la carte restaurant are offered at this 4-star hotel. Less than 5 minutes’ drive from Cork’s centre, guests have free access to the adjacent leisure centre.

Great National Commons Inn Hotel Great National Commons Inn Hotel

New Mallow Road, Cork, T23 PY53, Co. Cork
Just 2 miles from the centre of Cork city and 4 miles from Blarney Castle, Great National Commons Inn Hotel has free WiFi and free parking on site. Blackpool retail park, shopping centre and cinema is less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Imperial Hotel Cork City Imperial Hotel Cork City

South Mall, Cork, Co. Cork
Located in the very heart of Cork city, The Imperial Hotel is less than a minute’s walk from Cork’s main shopping district. It boasts spacious rooms and the luxurious Escape Spa. Rooms at the Imperial feature power showers and baths.

Jurys Inn Cork Jurys Inn Cork

Anderson's Quay, Cork, Co. Cork
Jurys Inn Cork is located on Anderson’s Quay overlooking the River Lee. Jurys is a 5-minute walk from Kent Station and offers a bar, restaurant, and 24-hour reception.

Maryborough Hotel & Spa Maryborough Hotel & Spa

Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork, Co. Cork
Set in 14 acres of 300-year-old listed gardens, Maryborough Hotel & Spa boasts elegant rooms with bathrobes, a luxurious spa, and an AA Rosette restaurant.

Rochestown Park Hotel Rochestown Park Hotel

Rochestown Road, Douglas, Cork, Co. Cork
The Rochestown Park Hotel offers elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, a leisure centre with pool and beauty salon, and a fine-dining restaurant, just 5 miles from Cork and its airport.

The Kingsley Hotel The Kingsley Hotel

Victoria Cross, Cork, Co. Cork
On the South Bank of the River Lee in Cork, The Kingsley Hotel features a luxury, organic Spa, a modern health club and an indoor pool. The hotel also offers conference facilities with 8 business suites and one elegant function room.

Ashley Hotel Ashley Hotel

Coburg Street, Cork, Co. Cork
This friendly hotel with excellent service has a prime city-centre location near shops theatres, galleries, vibrant bars and restaurants. Bustling St. Patrick's Street is just around the corner.

Clayton Hotel Cork City (Formerly Clarion Hotel) Clayton Hotel Cork City (Formerly Clarion Hotel)

Lapps Quay, Cork, Co. Cork
Facing Cork City Hall, the Clayton Hotel Cork overlooks the River Lee. It offers beautifully designed air-conditioned rooms, a health and spa centre with pool, and 2 fine restaurants.

East Village Hotel East Village Hotel

Douglas, Co. Cork
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, East Village Hotel offers accommodation in Cork, 2.5 km from Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

Hotel Isaacs Cork Hotel Isaacs Cork

48 Mac Curtain Street, Cork, Co. Cork
The boutique Hotel Isaacs Cork is just a 5-minute walk from the city centre, including the English Market and Shandon Steeple. It offers spacious rooms, the Greene's Restaurant and a courtyard with a floodlit waterfall.

The Metropole Hotel The Metropole Hotel

Mac Curtain St, Cork, Co. Cork
In the heart of Cork City Centre, the hotel is just a short stroll from the city’s business district and many excellent shops, boutiques, theatres and galleries.

The River Lee Hotel a member of The Doyle Collection The River Lee Hotel a member of The Doyle Collection

Western Road, Cork, Co. Cork
On the banks of Cork’s River Lee, this luxurious hotel is a 5-minute walk from central Cork. It boasts air-conditioned rooms, bistro, free parking and a spa centre with pool.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Cork City Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Bus Tours: Take a bus tour around Cork City, or an overnight tour visiting various sights in Cork City and the surrounding regions.

Map of Cork City