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Cork at a glance

Why go

Because the “second city” is a distillation of everything that’s great about Ireland – a vibrant, cosmopolitan community, cosy pubs, artisan coffee shops and a thriving live music scene.

Local hotspot

Parallel to the north bank of the River Lee, MacCurtain Street has more than enough bars – the Shelbourne, Gallaghers, Brú – to keep you in mischief, plus an ever-popular flea market and The Everyman, a jewel of a theatre that welcomed back the Cork Film Festival in November 2016.

You probably didn’t know

Cork is a major producer of Viagra, manufactured at two pharmaceutical plants in and just outside town.

Suggested reading

Cork Rock – From Rory Gallagher to the Sultans of Ping (Mark McAvoy, 2009)

Bare stats

  • Population: 125,622 (2016)
  • Annual visitor numbers: 1.2 million (2015)
  • January mean temp: 5°C
  • August mean temp: 15°C

Things to do in Cork

Greenes

Award-winning Greenes has the kitchen and the ambiance to provide Cork’s most memorable meal. Chef Bryan McCarthy sticks to farmed and foraged products from his native County Cork – duck from Skeaghanore, mushrooms from Ballyhoura County –with focus on the organic and the imaginative. As for the setting, Greenes has its own courtyard waterfall.

Market Lane

In another hub of bars and eateries, Oliver Plunkett Street, two-floor Market Lane makes best use of game, fish and fresh vegetables from local producers. Cork’s own English Market, 300 metres away, is a major source. The result is a menu featuring seared sea trout, eight-hour wild boar and sticky glazed pork belly – sampled either à la carte or as part of the bargain €11/€13 weekday lunch deal.

Cornstore

Close to the English Market, the Cornstore specialises in dry-aged steak, venison and salmon, served in a lively, urban atmosphere. Mains are complemented with in-season produce from its own garden in Ballingarry, which supplies two venues – this one in Cork and one in Limerick. Cornstore doubles as a wine and cocktail bar.

White Rabbit

Right on busy MacCurtain Street, White Rabbit is Cork’s go-to spot for hickory-smoked barbecue fare, sassed up with original house sauces. Pulled pork, baby back ribs and beef brisket can also come in a sandwich with red slaw and BBQ mayo. The bar stocks sought-after bourbons and craft beers from the White Deer brewers of County Cork.

Fly to Cork, visit White Rabbit.
White Rabbit is Cork’s go-to spot for hickory-smoked barbecue fare.

Sin É

Seven nights a week for the past 50 years or more, Sin É has put on live Irish music. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays are the best evenings to pop into this traditional folk institution, which has been in business for close to 130 years.

Havana Brown’s

Football stars, famous musicians and actors have all got down at Havana Brown’s, Cork’s longest established nightspot. Recently upgraded sound and lighting technology keeps this centrally located landmark ahead of the game, plus there’s table-waited service in the Purple Bar and Red Room.

Fly to Cork, visit Sin É.
Sin É – a traditional folk institution in Cork.

English Market

Extolled by celebrity chef Rick Stein as the best covered market in the British Isles, the English Market has been in operation since the late 1700s. Given its ornate look in the mid 1800s and completely renovated after a devastating fire in 1980, the English Market remains both a tourist attraction and superb source of fresh fish, dairy produce and artisanal crafts.

Mother Jones Flea Market

Open every Friday from 10am, Mother Jones Flea Market is a treasure trove of all things seriously trendy, including vinyl records, vintage toys, classic crockery and bizarre collectables.

Fly to Cork, visit the English Market.
The English Market in Cork has been in operation since the late 1700s.

Everyman Theatre

As gorgeously fitted out as the day it opened in the late 1890s, the 650-seat Everyman is a theatre for all seasons. Drama, ballet, comedy, children’s shows and live music all get a look in, and the return of the Cork Film Festival in 2016 only underlines Everyman’s eclectic role in the city’s rich cultural offering.

Opera House

Despite a rather chequered history, Cork’s Opera House remains a landmark venue in the cultural life of the city. Twice burned down, the second time during its centenary year of 1955, ‘The Op’ was completely renovated and reconfigured in 2003. A recent programme featured ballet, stand-up, The Three Amigos and a Johnny Cash tribute act.

Triskel Arts Centre

Approaching its 40th anniversary, the Triskel Arts Centre has expanded its operations since also taking over the adjoining 18th-century Christchurch in 2009. Chamber music and quartets have atmospheric surroundings in which to perform, without lessening the importance of film seasons and visual exhibitions to the regular agenda.

Fly to Cork, catch a show at Everyman Theatre.
Everyman Theatre – as gorgeously fitted out as the day it opened in the late 1890s.

Events

  • St Patrick’s Day (March)
  • Cork Harbour Festival (June)
  • Shandon Street Festival & Food Fair (June)
  • Cork Midsummer Festival (June)
  • IndieCork Film & Music Festival (Oct)
  • Cork Jazz Festival (Oct)
  • Cork Folk Festival (Oct)
  • Cork Film Festival (Nov)

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