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"The Blackrock Castle Observatory may be old (the building dates back to 1582) but it’s always had an eye on the horizon. Originally, the watchtower was built to defend Cork from pirates, the Spanish, and even (in the case of one English Lord) Corkonians themselves. With walls thick enough to withstand cannon fire, it presented a formidable defense to marauders."
"Blackrock Castle Observatory is a 16th century castle located about 2km from the heart of Cork city on the banks of the river Lee."
"If you’re looking for things to do in Cork City when it’s raining, lash this one on your to-visit list. Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum that’s dedicated to the visual arts. The collection here boasts over 4,000 works, ranging from 18th-century Irish paintings and sculptures to a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts."
"Crawford Art Gallery, the city art museum for Cork, is dedicated to informing a wide audience about the significant role that the visual arts play in contemporary life and culture. Located in the heart of the city, beside the Opera House, the Gallery is a critical part of Cork’s cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year."
"Dedicated to the city’s patron saint, this Victorian, gothic-revival-style Church of Ireland cathedral on Cork’s Bishop Street was first consecrated in 1870, although construction didn’t completely come to an end until 1879. It stands on the site of a former monastery founded by Saint Finbarr in 606 and is said to be at least the third structure built in his name at the location, the first of which was damaged during the 1690 Siege of Cork. The striking cathedral was the first major work by the English architect William Burges, who is described by respected architectural historian J."
"St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the first major work of Victorian architect William Burges, was completed in 1879. Details such as the gilded “resurrection angel” perched atop the roof may not have come cheap, but the result is an exemplar of ecclesiastical architecture. The cathedral has excellent acoustics, so consider it a bonus if your trip coincides with one of their regular concerts."
"You’ll find Fitzgerald Park a handy stroll from University College Cork. This is the perfect place for those of you looking to escape the city for a while. Those that head for a wander here can expect gorgeous, tree-lined avenues, finely-manicured flower beds, a number of statues and a large fountain."
"Inside, The Berwick Room harks back to the speakeasy era, with timeless furnishings and decor, mood lighting, subtle art and classic cocktails. Dancers, though, head for The Stage Room with its LED lighting and Turbosound sound system. A firm favourite among the city's dance music fraternity, the music runs late, but there is always its rooftop terrace for those after a breather."
"UCC is arguably one of the most popular places to visit in Cork City, and you don’t need to be a student to explore the grounds. University College Cork was founded in 1845 and opened 4 years later in 1849 with 23 professors and 181 students. One of the reasons a visit to this place tends to be regarded by many as one of the best things to do in Cork City is that it’s home to loads of things to see and do."
"University College Cork has a wonderful feeling of history and learning about it. Stepping into certain areas of the quad feels like you are stepping back 150 years or so. The narrow stone corridors and exquisite rooms of the original buildings are juxtaposed with the modern buildings."
"St Multose founded a monastery here in the 6th century AD and this church is named for him. Built in 1190 (the oldest building in Kinsale)but with substantial alterations over the years, this remains an interesting example of Norman architecture and has remained in continuous use to the present day."
"Seriously, when it comes to pizza, these guys can do no wrong. Add a side of any of their delicious chips and you're all set for the evening. Burnt are open for delivery and takeaway and on the deliveroo app from 4pm to 9pm."
"Every Saturday morning in the centre of Midleton in East Cork is held one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region. From a small start a number of years ago, this very pleasant weekend experience has gone from strength to strength. Fresh locally produce, breads, juices, vegetable, gourmet snacks and often times a bit of live music to add […]"
"Every Saturday morning in Midleton town centre holds one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region. The market sells a range of fresh locally produced homemade cakes, breads, gourmet snacks and woodfire pizza."
"For those with a sweet tooth, Lab 82 is the place for you when visiting Cork city. With six different types of pancakes on their menu, ranging from American style pancakes with streaky bacon and maple syrup to kinder bueno pancakes stacked with chocolatey goodness, there is something for all pancake lovers!. As if that is not enough, since opening in 2018 they have gone on to win awards for the Best Coffee in the Best of Cork Awards 2019."
"Whether you’ve a banging hangover on a Sunday morning or it’s Monday morning and you fancy a healthy breakfast fix to get you through a busy workday, Perry Street Market is worth a shout. This cute café is all about locally sourced produce and freshly made from scratch breakfast foods. The full Irish is both fulfilling and delicious."