Tourist attractions in Cork

Cork has a wide variety of tourist attractions to entertain, educate and amuse the many visitors who come to this area every year, as well as the locals!

  • Cobh Heritage Centre

    Cobh Heritage Centre

    The Cobh Heritage Centre commemorates the role of Cobh (formerly Queenstown) and its harbour in some major historical events. These include the large levels of emigration on so-called "coffin ships" as a result of the great famine (1845-1852) and the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania. The displays inform of the hard times, tough conditions and loss experienced by the people of the time.
  • Cork City Gaol

    Cork City Gaol

    Are you curious about what it must have been like to have been a prisoner in the 19th century? What were conditions like? Why did people end up in Cork City Gaol? Walking through the Gaol wings, the visitor will encounter life-like, full-size wax figures and you will hear the stories of the inmates, how they felt and why they turned to crime.
  • Fota Wildlife Park

    Fota Wildlife Park

    Fota Wildlife Park is the most popular tourist attraction in Cork and plays a leading role in animal conservation. Its vast 70 arcres of park space enables animals to live in conditions close to their natural habitat while also enabling visitors to get a close view.
  • Charles Fort Kinsale

    Charles Fort Kinsale

    A significant defensive structure built in the late 17th century to guard the c…
  • English Market

    English Market

    The English Market is "the best covered market in Ireland and the UK" (-- Rick …
  • Rory Gallagher Music Library

    Rory Gallagher Music Library

    Fans of the legendary rock guitarist Rory Gallagher must call into the Rory Gal…
  • Shandon Sweets (See how sweets are made)

    Shandon Sweets (See how sweets are made)

    This offers a unique experience to visitors with a sweet tooth. Shandon Sweets …
  • Spike Island

    Spike Island

    Spike Island: The island with many histories. From a 6th century monastery, to …
  • Whale Watch West Cork

    Whale Watch West Cork

    The coastal waters around Ireland are officially a sanctuary for whales and dol…