Cork makes a great city break and as European City of Culture in 2005, is a welcoming and friendly city built on an island with the two channels of the River Lee embracing it on either side. Located in the South West of Ireland, Cork has always been an important seaport and makes a great Irish city break. Discover the hidden charms in the North of the city, defined by its hills and nineteenth century suburbs.
In contrast, visit the South side where the horizon is dominated by the Gothic grandeur of St. Finbarr's Cathedral, which is one of Cork's major landmarks. Grey stone quaysides, old warehouses and elegant quirky bridges span the river, which depicts Cork's merchant history. Today, the heart of the city is bustling with life and colour, offering the visitor an infinite array of surprises.