Small City, Big Heart
Cork has it all. A city centre island trapped between the north and south channels of the river Lee. Stroll down “Pana”, Patrick’s Street to the non locals and browse in some of the best shops in Ireland. Mingle with the locals in the French or Huguenot area off Pana where restaurants live cheek by jowl serving a huge variety of foods. Stray down Oliver Plunkett Street voted last year as the best long street in Europe. Walk through the famous English market and smell the mixture of fragrances and the chatter of the locals.
Because of its size Cork is just winner for a hen. Cork is bulging with history, monuments, pubs, restaurants; sing song venues, street buskers, and loads of craic. The locals are friendly and will stop and talk without any prompting, though not everyone understands what they are saying. The city has a wonderful choice of Hotels, Guest houses and some new hostels in the pipeline.
The M7 connects Cork to everywhere in the country and the trains run from the Capital to the real capital every hour. Buses are the same with plenty always arriving into Parnell place all the time. For ease of access, Cork is King.