WOW air offers cheap flights to Cork, affectionately described by locals (aka “Corkonians”) as the “real capital” of Ireland, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. Cork City is brimming with culture, friendly people, fun events, fantastic food; and the wild nature of the Irish South Region is a must-see. Yup, Cork is where it’s at!
The city of Cork sits by the River Lee in the South-West region of Ireland and has a population of approximately 125 thousand people. It’s the third largest city in Ireland, after Dublin and Belfast and an important seaport, with the second largest natural harbor after Sydney, Australia. Not that size matters.
Cork offers a buzzing city center combined with some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. From art, opera and jazz to classical music and festival fun, Cork has always brimmed with culture and it’s been overflowing for the past decade since its status as European Capital of Culture.
Cork airport is situated only 8 km from the city center, with easy access to the whole South Region of Ireland. Visit the wild West Coast and drive The Wild Atlantic Way, or explore the historic East Coast and drive Ireland‘s Ancient East, which pulsates with legendary tales.
Got coins? The official currency is the euro in the Republic of Ireland.
Consider yourself a bit of a foodie? Well, then Cork is the place for you. Here you’ll find great restaurants aplenty and tasty food tours to boot. The most famous indoor food market in Ireland - The English Market (since 1788) and the beating heart of the county’s thriving food scene - is located in the city center. Now a multicultural melting pot, it’s still mostly known for being a source of local specialities and well worth a hungry visit. Indeed! When it comes to drinking and dining visitors to Cork are spoilt for choice. Some even go as far as to say that Cork is where you’ll taste some of the best food in Ireland.
Bring the whole family and visit the animals at Fota Wildlife Park. We also recommend a visit to one of the county’s many beautiful beaches for a fun day out, and be sure to bring a camera, as the spectacular seascapes and astonishing landscapes will leave you lost for words.
Last but not least, a trip to Cork wouldn’t be complete without a visit to colorful and charming coastal towns with names like Ballygarvan, Skibbereen and Clonakilty.