Tourist Attractions in Cork

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Tourist Attractions in Cork

  1. 1. Tourist Attractions in Cork
  2. 2. Free Tourist Attractions • It may be significantly smaller than Dublin, but Cork rightly deserves its status as Ireland’s second city. • It also known as ‘real capital of Ireland’. • Cork has a fair selection of free attractions of its own. Museums, cultural centers and informative tours are all on the list of freebies. • Cork offers the opportunity to explore and experience the city itself. • Walks along the river Lee are excellent when the weather is fair, and the local City Council has put together a series of self-guided walking tours that visitors can enjoy for free. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Free Tourist Attractions • Cork Public Museum • Crawford Art Gallery • UCC - Lewis Glucksman Gallery • The Donkey Sanctuary • Old English Market • The Lavit Gallery • St Anne's Church • Cork Walking Tours • Cork Vision Centre Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Cork Public Museum
  5. 5. Cork Public Museum • Cork’s main museum located next to the University College Cork • In the early 1900s, it housed the Cork International Exhibition for a year. • The unequivocal highlight of the museum is its archaeological collections. • Cork was named a European Capital of Culture, a title worthy of state-of-the-art upgrades for the museum. • After visiting the museum, spend some exploring Fitzgerald Park. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Crawford Art Gallery
  7. 7. Crawford Art Gallery • Crawford is one of the finest art galleries in Ireland. • The gallery is free to the public, and it welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each year. • The following permanent exhibits operate throughout the year: • Painting – The painting gallery begins with work from the 17th century and includes paintings by John Closterman and Nathaniel Grogan. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Crawford Art Gallery • Print – The print collection spans the 18th to 21st centuries, with a special sub-collection dedicated to the work of Robert Gibbings and a gallery of popular prints from the 19th century. • Sculpture – The sculpture collection features work from the 19th century to the present day, but it also includes casts of Greco-Roman sculptures that were made by Canova in the 19th century. • Watercolour – The watercolour collection begins in the 1730s with the work of Captain Daniel Charles Grose. It continues into the present day and also includes sketches by Samuel Forde. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. UCC - Lewis Glucksman Gallery
  10. 10. UCC - Lewis Glucksman Gallery • The University College Cork is an extension of Ireland’s National University system. • It’s a lovely attraction in its own right, with gardens, historical buildings and a few regional claims to fame. • The gallery opened in 2004 and has three storey's of display area. • Admission to the museum is free, though most visitors make a modest donation – usually something on the order of €5. • The University College Cork collection is comprised of roughly 350 works of art, and these are displayed across campus. • There are several other attractions on the campus that are worth visiting. • The Crawford Observatory is notable as one of few remaining historical observatories in Ireland (and the only one on a university campus). Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Donkey Sanctuary
  12. 12. Donkey Sanctuary • The world’s largest donkey and mule charity centre operates out of County Cork. • The Donkey Centre responds by providing veterinary care, food and plenty of land to roam • The public is invited to lend a hand with the Donkey Sanctuary’s projects in any way that they can. • The centre is open every day of the week, and admission is free. • Visitors also have the opportunity to adopt a donkey from the sanctuary, or leave a donation Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. The Famous English Market
  14. 14. The Famous English Market • The English Market is a longstanding tradition in Cork. • By most peoples’ reckoning, this is the finest food market in all of Ireland. • There’s nothing particularly English about the English market, except for the fact that it was built at a time when England maintained a presence in Ireland. • Visiting the market is all about indulging in the pleasures of daily life. • This has, without a doubt, become a tourist attraction. • Some of the family businesses that operate here – such as Bresnan’s meat seller – have been on site for several generations. • Cork is regarded the ‘Food Capital of Ireland’, and the English Market is the perfect place to take your own personal tour of what’s available. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. The Lavit Gallery
  16. 16. The Lavit Gallery • This is the oldest established gallery in Cork city, and it features more than 800 square feet of exhibition space. • The Lavit Gallery is a non-profit organisation and does not charge guests an admission fee. • Its doors are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 am until 6:00 pm. • On the ground floor of the gallery is a revolving display of work by a variety of artists. • Up one floor is space dedicated to planned and temporary exhibitions. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. St Anne's Church
  18. 18. St Anne's Church • The Church of Saint Anne stands in the Shandon district and overlooks Cork city. • The church has a long and involved history. • Bear in mind that admission to the Church of St Anne is free, as this remains an active place of worship. • Visitors can ring the bells at the bottom of the tower and then proceed up the stairs for impressive panoramic views of Cork city. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Cork Walking Tours
  20. 20. Cork Walking Tours • Cork may be Ireland’s second-largest city, but it’s still small enough to cross on foot. • The Cork City Council has put together a series of free, self-guided walking tours of the city. • Each offers its own unique perspective on the city. • The following three self-guided tours have been organized by the City Council: Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. Cork Walking Tours • The City Centre Island Walk – This walk focuses on Cork’s city centre, following several river channels that once divided a series of islands. • The Shandon Walk – This walk covers much of the most important historic ground in Cork. • The South Parish Walk – This particular walk takes a deeper look at Cork’s development from marshy river land to Ireland’s second city. It takes in churches, mills, breweries and historic houses in the city. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. Cork Vision Centre
  23. 23. Cork Vision Centre • The Cork Vision Centre is a unique exhibition space that’s worth visiting just for a chance to appreciate the venue, alone. • It hosts a regular line-up of events throughout the year, and availability depends a great deal on when you visit. • Pricing for individual exhibitions and events vary, but the centre itself is free to explore from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Copyright http://www.carhire.ie 2013 | All Rights Reserved

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