Popular Accommodations in Cork
Highlights in Cork
- Island position in the River Lee
- Traditional English Market
- Beer tasting Franciscan Well Brewery
- Blarney Castle Fortress
Most popular in Cork
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Vacation rentals in Cork
In the Irish town of Cork you will find classically furnished vacation rentals for every taste. A vacation rental in the rural surroundings of Country Cork is available in sizes ranging from two to eight people and is close to the water. A holiday apartment in the city centre, on the other hand, offers optimal accessibility to the city centre and, depending on the equipment, has free WLAN as well as cosy and practical facilities.
Vacation in Cork
Location and orientation
The town of Cork in the province of Munster is the administrative centre of the county of the same name in the southwest of Ireland. Situated on an island, the medieval town of Corcaigh, which translates as "marshland", is enthroned in the middle of a mouth of the River Lee. Once occupied by the Vikings, Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland after Dublin, the capital, and is home to the Roman Catholic diocese of Cork and Ross, founded in the 7th century.
As the former centre of the European butter trade, Cork's "Butter Museum" dedicates a complete exhibition to spreadable fat.
Top travel tips
A visit to the English Market offers gourmets the opportunity to taste traditional Irish specialities. Not far from your inner-city holiday home, the Foodmarket, founded in 1788, is the ideal place for a culinary discovery tour. A stroll along the 55 or so market stalls is a delicate experience in the typical Irish style, thanks to the wide range of regional products on offer, such as hand-made chocolate, homemade cheese and smoked fish.2nd beer tasting at the Franciscan Well Brewery
Just like the local cuisine, Cork's brewing history also originates from a long tradition. In the Franciscan Well brewery you can experience the art of brewing developed over centuries for yourself. On the grounds of a former Franciscan monastery, the Fraciscan Well Brewery invites you to taste wheat beer, ale, stout or lager in the cosy beer garden, accompanied by music.3rd excursion to the medieval Blarney Castle
Ireland is famous for its imposing castles. The medieval fortress Blarney Castle in the village of Blarney was built in the 10th century and is only a short drive from Cork. The venerable castle impresses historically interested holidaymakers with dark castle dungeons, enchanted gardens, legendary caves and winding walks. If you pass Blarney Stone on your trip, a kiss on its rough surface is said to give the kisser the gift of eloquence.