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32 fun things to do in Co. Cork

Visiting Cork? Nestled in the South West of Ireland, Cork has so much to offer; explore the city by foot, bike or even kayak and then roam the city’s unique atmosphere at night, accompanied by artisan food and drink. 

Visit the famous Barnley Castle to kiss the Barnley stone for a unique historical experience dating back to the 11th century. Speaking of history, Cork is full of history and heritage, take a trip to Desmond Castle or visit one of the many museums!

Cork is perfect for the whole family, For the animal lovers, a must do activity is to go whale watching for a once in a lifetime experience here in Cork!

Things to do in Co. Cork

Are you looking for the ultimate activity-packed day out with the family? At Smugglers Cove there is an endless supply of fun and exciting activity to enjoy for all. At Smugglers Cove you are spoilt for …

Visit Cobh town and join this immersive experience and live life aboard the Titanic to learn what the conditions were like for many of the passengers. Cobh was the final departure point of the Titanic and …

Nano Nagle Place is an unexpected oasis in the centre of bustling Cork City, a place that celebrates Nano Nagle’s vision of empowerment through education, community inclusion and spiritual engagement for a contemporary world. The complex …

The Museum’s collection extends across a range of categories such as maritime history, shipbuilding and ship repair, emigration, the US naval presence in Cork Harbour and of course the stories of the generations of seamen associated …

The Butter Museum is a unique institution, celebrating one of the great success stories of Ireland, the butter trade. Located in the historic Shandon area of Cork city, the story begins with the central role of …

Cork Public Museum is the oldest local authority museum in Ireland, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020. The museum is housed in two buildings: a mid-nineteenth century Georgian style house, and a modern extension that was …

The village of Kilmurry was a hotbed of rebel activity through the Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. Now that same determination, including over a decade of voluntary work and persistence, has resulted …

Michael Collins and War of Independence tours operate throughout the year. At the Centre visitors enjoy a comprehensive presentation on the life and times of Michael Collins. There are live illustrated presentations delivered three times daily, …

Built to serve an empire and constructed during a time of rebellion, maritime trade and mass emigration, Old Cork Waterworks stands proud on the Cork hillside overlooking the River Lee commanding the western approaches to Cork …

Looking for a new fun water sport? Wakeboarding is the latest action water sport to take over the world, Ballyhass Wake Park has two parks to choose from. Both parks will always be set up, in …

Have you ever dreamed of whale watching? Head on down to Cork Whale Watch for a once in a lifetime opportunity. When it comes to unique wildlife encounters there are few things as breathtaking and humbling …