Activities

Highlights

Trad Sessions

Lee Sessions


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Shopping

Shopping


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Museums

Museums


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Parks

Parks


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Dog Track

Dog Track


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The English Market
Rowers
Kayaking

Pulses of Tradition

Get Active in Cork

Get active in Cork with a selection of outdoor activities including:

  • high wire courses
  • kayaking on the River Lee
  • orienteering through the city
  • walking trails
  • cycling routes and golf courses.

 

Or why not take in one of the many hurling, regarded by many as the fastest ball game
on earth, Gaelic Football or rugby matches which take place regularly in the city.

On Land

Corkonians love being out and about around their city and county so for land lubbers there are a myriad of activities available. 
If you're mad for the outdoors you'll be coming to the right place with plenty of options for those who love hill walking, orienteering, mountain climbing, golf, horse riding and many others.

One of the Ireland's top ten attractions is Fota Wildlife Park near Cobh which is a guaranteed hit with kids. 

If you'd prefer to stay indoors or the weather scuppers your plans for fresh air activities,
fear not! Cork's vibrant traditional Irish live music scene, theatres, markets, shopping
centres, greyhound racing, restaurants, casinos and much more will tickle your fancy. 

On Water

Cork City is built on a series of islands and intermittant river channels, only two of which are visible around the city - the north and south channels (this often confuses visitors navigating their way around who don't realise there are "two" River Lees!).

The two channels lead into Cork's enormous harbour with 15 miles of water that rowing clubs, sailing clubs, motorboating enthusiasts, windsurfers and squba divers relish.

Top activities close to the city are the Sea Safari (including dolphin watching), River Kayaking and traditional Currach rowing.

Visit Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock Castle
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On a Budget

Everybody these days is watching the pennies. Never fear, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fun and interesting things to do, though some do depend on the weather…. a little;