This star-shaped fort was built back in 1601. It was set up to be a defence fortification and took on many roles throughout its history. It was also used as a prison, a military barracks, and in more recent times, a police station. As well as experiencing the historical events, you can witness spectacular views over Cork City.
Nano Nagle Place
This was described as an urban oasis in the heart of bustling Cork City. You can relax and unwind in the charming walled gardens. There is also an award-winning cafe inside that hosts many free lunchtime concerts. Perfect for when the sun is shining.
Cork Public Museum
The museum is housed in a mid 19th Century building. It mainly focuses on the history and archaeology of the Cork area. After viewing the museum, you can walk through the peaceful Fitzgerald Park where it’s located in.
The Crawford Art Gallery
In 2006, the Crawford Art Gallery was designated a National Cultural Institution. It is dedicated to historic and contemporary visual arts. There’s a permanent collection of over 4000 pieces dating back to 18th Century Ireland.
The English Market
Traders have been selling organic and locally produced food here since the 18th Century. Stroll through the market while soaking up the atmosphere and listen to local sellers tell their tales. On May 20th 2011, Queen Elizabeth II visited on her trip to Ireland. And took an unscheduled walkabout along the Grand Parade, greeting the public.
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