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Explore Cork

Exploring Cork

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The Maryborough Suggestions

When visiting Cork, there's a plethora of activities and sights waiting to be discovered. To help you make the most of your time in the Rebel County, we've gathered some recommendations from our Guest Relations team. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or adventure, Cork has something for everyone.

St. Finbarr's Cathedral:  Immerse yourself in Cork's rich history with a visit to St. Finbarr's Cathedral. Designed by William Burges and consecrated in 1870, this Anglican cathedral offers a glimpse into centuries of Christian worship. Explore the stunning architecture and attend church services or events during your visit. [Learn more]

 Nano Nagle Place: Discover an unexpected oasis in the heart of Cork City at Nano Nagle Place. This unique destination celebrates Nano Nagle's vision of empowerment through education and community engagement. Explore the award-winning museum, tranquil gardens, and heritage buildings, and don't miss the delicious offerings at Good Day Deli. [Visit now]

 Cork City Gaol: Step back in time with a visit to Cork City Gaol, a castle-like building that once housed 19th-century prisoners. Take a guided or audio tour to learn about the fascinating history of this landmark and experience life as a prisoner in Cork's past. [Discover more

Hysterical Histories: Embark on a unique comedic journey through Cork's history with Hysterical Histories. Join professional Irish actors for an entertaining dinner theatre experience that celebrates the quirks and characters of Cork. Enjoy local cuisine, live music, and plenty of laughs as you learn about the county's 1500-year history. [Book your adventure]

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens: Immerse yourself in Irish heritage with a visit to Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens. Explore the exquisite gardens and reception rooms of this historic gem located just outside Cork City. And don't forget to visit Fota Wildlife Park nearby for a truly unforgettable experience. [Plan your visit]

Experience Gaelic Games: Dive into Irish culture with Experience Gaelic Games, a unique activity that combines culture and soft sports. Try your hand at traditional Irish games and activities, and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Ireland. [Join the fun]

Ocean Escapes: For sea adventures, look no further than Ocean Escapes. With the largest fleet of RIBs in Cork Harbour, they offer private charters, public trips, and corporate outings. Explore Cork Harbour's natural beauty from the water and create unforgettable memories. [Book your adventure]

Cork Harbour Cruises: Experience the beauty of Cork Harbour with Cork Harbour Cruises. Choose from historical guided tours, scenic cruises, or twilight trips that showcase the best of Cork's coastline. Departing from Cork City and Crosshaven, these cruises offer a unique perspective on the region's history and natural beauty. {Set Sail}

Cork Harbour is brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty, and we hope these recommendations inspire your next adventure in the Rebel County. Whether you're exploring historic sites, indulging in delicious cuisine, or embarking on exciting outdoor activities, Cork has something for everyone to enjoy.

Discover Sustainable Attractions in Cork

When it comes to choosing attractions, considering sustainability is key to minimizing your carbon footprint. To help you make eco-conscious choices, we've curated a list of sustainable attractions in Cork that offer both educational and enjoyable experiences.

Nano Nagle Place: Beyond its historical significance, Nano Nagle Place offers a sustainability trail that showcases its commitment to the environment. Explore the Biodiversity Meadow, learn how to create your own wildflower meadow at home, and find tranquility in the Contemplative Garden. Discover the intersection of history and sustainability at this unique destination. Learn More  

Two Green Shoots Edible Garden Tour: Indulge your taste buds while learning about sustainable gardening practices at Two Green Shoots. This summer tour invites visitors to explore the Garden of Re-Imagination and Esk Mountain Foraging Trail, where you can sample an array of flavorful plants and discover the art of edible gardening. With tours available on Fridays and Saturdays, immerse yourself in a world of natural delights. Discover More

ECO Adventures at Aghada: Experience the thrill of outdoor exploration with ECO Adventures at Aghada. Their "Living the Wildlife" ethos guides a range of activities suitable for all ages and skill levels. From kayaking and snorkeling to tree climbing and marine biology, there's something for everyone to enjoy while connecting with nature. Whether you're planning a school outing, corporate event, or family day, ECO Adventures offers tailored packages to suit your needs. Begin Your Adventure 

By supporting these sustainable attractions, you can embark on enriching experiences while minimizing your environmental impact. Explore Cork's natural beauty and cultural heritage in a way that's both educational and eco-friendly.