What to See in Cork

Ireland, Cork Guide (B): What to See in Cork

Cork, with the population of only around 120,000 is the second largest city in The Republic of Ireland. It's a perfect destination for a few days, short break from Dublin, especially in the summer when the weather is better and the blue skies emphasize the clear waters of the beautiful coastline in the south of the Emerald Island. You will be surprised how many hidden, spectacular cliffs, beaches and coves the area can boast. The countryside is absolutely stunning, perfectly lush green, with little villages dotted here and there. On a sunny day you might get the impression that you are in a way more exotic place than Ireland!

It's very easy to get to Cork. There are many connections by both: public bus and train from the Irish capital, Dublin. The distance is 260 km (160 miles) and the journey takes around 3 h and 40 min by bus (an hour less if you drive or take a train). The price varies - the bus is the cheapest option - as low as 25 EUR for a return journey. The train fares vary from 30-50 EUR. Note, that the bus departs from Busaras station in Dublin's city center but the train leaves from Heuston Railway Station, not from Connolly Station (which is right beside Busaras). You can get easily from Connolly/Busaras to Heuston by Luas - Dublin's light rail. It will take around 15 mins. You can check timetables and prices for buses here, and for trains here. Alternatively, some airlines offer direct flights to Cork from quite many European destinations. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What to See in Cork
Guide Location: Ireland » Cork
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: St. Fin Barre's Cathedral   Trinity Presbyterian Church   River Lee   St. Patrick's Street  
Author: Tomasz Lisowski
Read it on author's website: https://adventurous-travels.squarespace.com/posts/what-to-see-in-cork-ireland-the-city-the-coast-and-spectacular-old-head-of-kinsale-cliffs