Cork City Hall, Cork

Cork City Hall, Cork (must see)

Overlooking the River Lee stands the magnificent structure of the Cork City Hall. Located on Anglesea Street, the Cork City Hall is the headquarters of the city administration and Cork Corporation.

Constructed in 1936, the present structure stands as a replacement to the previous City Hall that was destroyed in the fire of 1920. The fire was set by the British troops, also known as The Burning of Cork, and was one of the key events of Ireland's struggle for independence.

The present structure, designed by architect Jones and Kelly, is made out of limestone and houses an elegant concert hall that has a capacity of seating up to 1,300 people. The foundation stone for this structure was laid on 9 July 1932 by Eamon de Valera and the cost of constructing the entire structure was borne by the British as a goodwill gesture.

Prominent in most architectural designs of the eighteenth century in Cork, The Cork City Hall is a typical Georgian style building. This simple yet elegantly designed building contributes to the list of structures in Cork that are of architectural brilliance. With its imposing presence and majestic look, this structure looks very impressive at nightfall and attracts visitors in large numbers.

Why You Should Visit:
Perhaps the most striking building in downtown Cork City.

Tip:
Best seen from across the river, the building is frequently floodlit in different colors at night, which should give you some great photo opportunities.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

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Cork City Hall on Map

Sight Name: Cork City Hall
Sight Location: Cork, Ireland (See walking tours in Cork)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Cork, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Cork

Create Your Own Walk in Cork

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cork is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cork Heritage Pub Trail

Cork Heritage Pub Trail

A truly fun way to explore the city, the Cork Heritage Pub Trail takes you on a journey through time while enjoying great pints of Irish ale and hardy pub food. The city of Cork has a long history, and some of this history can be found in its modern pubs. From an old pharmacy to a former gentleman’s club, modern establishments make good use of the antiquated architecture and each pub included on...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Cork Pubs and Bars Walking Tour

Cork Pubs and Bars Walking Tour

Being the second largest city in Ireland, Cork is a cultural hub that offers guests a diverse selection of pubs and bars to let off some steam. On this tour you will find cozy traditional style pubs filled with friendly locals having a roaring good time, live rock and blues and cheap beer, a bar dedicated to the band Thin Lizzy, and much more. Be sure to absorb the rich culture of Cork when taking...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Grand Parade Street Walking Tour

Grand Parade Street Walking Tour

Grand Parade Street is one of the most famous and widest streets in Cork. The west side of Grand Parade is the old city wall built by Cork's earliest residents. In recent years the street has undergone major reconstruction, but its main attractions have stayed almost unchanged. Check this guide to the Grand Parade places worth visiting.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 Km or 0.2 Miles
Cork Introduction Walking Tour

Cork Introduction Walking Tour

Cork is one of the biggest city in Ireland,also called “The Rebel City”. The cultural diversity of the city attracts thousand tourists every year. Find out what can you visit if you decided to go there by browsing this list of top tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles