"Bridges, university center, and technology hub"
Cork, just an hour away from scenic Killarney and the Dingle peninsula, is a university and working city.The River Lee runs through the city with 22 different bridges atop of it, creating a variety of great places to see the city and an overall continental feel. The 18th-century St. Anne’s Church is a symbol for Cork, and visitors who climb to the top tower are greeted with panoramic views of Cork city.
We were excited to come to Cork for a number of reasons. Many California tech companies like Apple and Google have major offices here, which was a draw to check out the city. Cork is situated near the bottom of Ireland, so we were pleasantly surprised to get off the bus from Killarney and arrive in much warmer weather than further north.
Cork itself is more of a working and university city. This means that there’s plenty of options to enjoy the nightlife, but not a ton of things to do during the day. We enjoyed seeing some of the churches and parks that Cork has, but probably wouldn’t choose Cork over California for a job base. The Blarney Castle is just outside of Cork city though, and is definitely worth experiencing.
Things To Do
Hill with park and scenic views
1800’s victorian church
Indoor market with food and trinkets
Park with flowers and Shakey bridge
Primary church in Cork with tours
Bar and cafe with music
7 Day Cost Breakdown
Note: The figures above represent the costs for two people