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Local Attractions Cork City

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Cork City Centre has been awarded the Purple Flag. This is the international “gold standard” for town and city centres in the evening and at night-time, showing that it is vibrant and well managed. Purple Flag is the highest internationally recognised award for the night-time economy in Europe, and Cork now joins an elite of 60 towns and cities in Ireland and the UK that hold this prestigious accreditation. Enjoy the rich experience of an evening out in Cork City.

Why Visit Cork?

The Purple Flag award means that Cork City centre is recognised as a great destination for an evening out, and encompasses everything from shopping, dining, entertainment and socialising. The Purple Flag recognises Cork as a vibrant and well-run centre offering the best in shopping, dining, pubs and entertainment to tourists and locals. So come and enjoy the rich experience of an evening out in Cork city.
Cork city and county, steeped in Irish history has so much to offer people that come and visit. From the pristine beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way, to the amazing architecture offered by some of Cork’s most famous landmarks, there really is something for everyone on visiting the rebel county.

A county steeped in history and culture

Cork City Gaol once held prisoners bound for Australia, and exhibitions relay the building’s history. The hilltop steeple of 18th-century Shandon Church (officially the Church of Saint Anne) is the symbol of the city, which houses the Shandon Bells.

Take  a stroll around University College Cork , and revel in the amazing architecture of this 19th century campus, or go further afield to Blarney Castle and Gardens  and soak up one of Ireland’s most famous pieces of architecture. If you’re interested in astronomy, then look no further than Blackrock Observatory .

Why not soak up the rich whiskey history of Jameson’s Whiskey Distillery  located in Midleton just outside Cork’s city. Learn all about Ireland’s most famous whiskey.

Take in a GAA match or concert at the famous and newly renovated Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The stadium plays host to some of the best Munster championship matches every year and will be also welcoming Ed Sheeran for three concerts in May 2018.

View special offers from Clayton Hotel Cork City.