Three Things You Must Do in Cork 2 weeks ago

Three Things You Must Do in Cork

Everything you need to know about spending a night in the real capital.

Planning a trip down south? Cork City is jam-packed with places to see, things to do, and lots of incredible food to eat. Here's JOE's top picks for what to do when planning a trip to the capital of the Rebel County.


MUST STAY - The Imperial Hotel Cork

Located in the heart of the city, the Imperial Hotel provides the height of luxury and comfort. Cosy beds, spacious rooms, and warm staff make the hotel a great choice for couples or families planning to stay for a night or two. Any hotel that offers a shot as you check in has to be a winner. For history buffs, you can even stay in the room that Michael Collins stayed in the night before he died. Well worth a look!


MUST EAT - Quinlan's Seafood Bar, Princes Street

Being so close to the Atlantic means that Cork has an abundance of amazing seafood, and there's no better place to take advantage of that natural resource than Quinlan's. Opened for the past 60(!) years, the restaurant is a required pitstop for any foodie planning a trip. Make sure to try the crab claws, which is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated seafood options available at the moment.

@joedotie Come with JOE to spend 24 hours eating in Cork! ? Cork is the food capital of Ireland, and it’s clear to see why. There are so many options, you could spend the whole trip stuffing your face with the best the Rebel County has to offer. Fab Food Tours took us on a tour around the city centre, and suffice to say, they had to roll our intrepid reporter on to the train home. Public transport to Cork city centre from Dublin starts from €16, so get on down and treat yourself to some unbelievable scran ? #Cork #corkcity #corkfood #corkeats #corkfoodie ♬ original sound -


MUST DO - Fab Food Trails

I know what you're thinking; I just ate, how can you recommend more food? Cork is the self-proclaimed food capital of Ireland, and so, we'd be remiss not to recommend a chance to try a little bit of everything. Fab Food Trails takes patrons on a c.3 hour tour of the city, talking through the history of food in the area, from international flavours to the hyperlocal. The tour is on Saturday mornings at 10.30am, which is sure to fill you up for the day whether you're going home or just arriving.

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