Cork City

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Practical Guide

Opening hours

Most shops are open 7 days a week with late opening Thursday & Friday nights. The following is a guide to opening hours for main stores.

Monday – Wednesday:    0900 – 1800
Thursday – Friday:         0900 – 2100
Saturday:                          0900 – 1800
Sunday:                            1200 – 1730

Most shops are open on bank and public holidays but all are closed on Christmas Day.  

Bars and Pubs in Cork are generally open Mon - Sat 10:30 and Sun 12:00. Last orders are Mon - Thur 23:30, Fri - Sat 00:30 and Sun 23:00. If you have purchased drink before 'Last Orders' you are allowed about 30mins to drink up. After that you'll probably hear your barman or woman say something like "Do your talkin' while you're walkin', or "Have ye no homes to go to"! If you fancy just one more, Cork has lots of late bars which serve until around 01:30 and Nightclubs serve until 02:30. On Sun, Nightclubs and late bars stop serving at 01:00.