Things to Do

The Comedy Club
City Limits Comedy Club now heading towards its 20th year, is known to be one of the best comedy clubs.
Eddie Brill American comedian and who books the comedy acts for the David Letterman show in the US stated, “ my favourite comedy club in the world” City Limits is the perfect size to see a comedy gig, big enough for 200 people, but still intimate enough that you can still see the passion in the comics eyes, come in and see for yourself this great club where comedians such as Tommy Tiernan, Dara O Briain , Colm Murphy and Jason Byrne began their comedy careers’

World Class Comedy In The Heart Of Cork City
City Limits Night Club is at the heart of Cork .
Located on Coburg Street opposite The Corner House pub.

City Limits, Coburg St., Cork

Telephone: + 353 (0)21 450 1206


Everyman Palace Theatre
The Everyman Palace in Cork is one of Ireland’s leading middle scale presenting and producing theatres. The beautiful 650 seat theatre is a jewel of late Victorian architecture. A listed building, the theatre is steeped in history and is a favorite with audiences and performers alike for its intimacy and atmosphere: 15 MacCurtain Street: Tel: 021 4501673.

Fitzgeralds Park & Cork History Museum
Cork Public Museum is housed in a two storey Georgian house commanding a central position in Fitzgerald Park, Cork. Originally built in 1845 by the Beamish family, the building, then known as “The Shrubberies” was their family home for decades. The property and surrounding land was eventually purchased by Cork Corporation for the purpose of housing the Cork International Exhibition of 1902 and 1903. The site of the exhibition was opened as Public Park in 1906. A site of some 18 acres of landscaped gardens; the park is a magnificent setting for the museum. Flanked by U.C.C. on one side and the riverside gardens of Sunday’s Well on the other, the park bestows a sense of history that complements the ambience of the museum perfectly. The Riverview Café, recently opened in the museum’s extension, fully exploits the commanding views of the river Lee and provides the visitor with a tranquil haven to enjoy a coffee and a snack. The Park also has a lovely playground for children to have some fun.

Blackrock Castle – Observatory Centre
Blackrock Castle, on the banks of the River Lee is now home to an 80 seat licensed restaurant, 40 seat Cinema / Lecture Hall, 12 seat Tower Conference Room, 20 seat classroom with interactive whiteboard, 30 m2 fireplace lobby that serves as a reception area. The venue has a unique location and ambiance with a magnificent courtyard and fully restored buildings. Plenty of free parking and use of all in house AV equipment and on site technical assistance.
The Cinema houses 16 LCD screens which can be configured to display the same content as that being projected on the main screen. The Exhibit Space features 4 large screens can be configured to display custom content. Free Wi-Fi / Internet.

Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Located at University College Cork’s main entrance on Western Road, the Glucksman is an award-winning building that includes display spaces, lecture facilities, a riverside restaurant and gallery shop.

UCC Visitor Centre
The UCC campus is noted for its mature well-wooded grounds containing several Californian Redwood trees. These form a splendid setting for the Gothic revival-style Main Quadrangle buildings, modelled on a typical Oxford college by the renowned Cork architect of the mid 19th century – Sir Thomas Deane.
A variety of shows from drama to opera, musicals and comedy are available over the coming months

Visitors of all ages will enjoy a visit to the Lifetime Lab with its modern interactive exhibition, steam plant, beautifully restored buildings, children’s playground and marvelous views over the River Lee.
Summer opening hours are Mon – Fri: 9.00 – 17.00 and Sat/ Sun/Bank Hol: 11.00 – 17.00: Lifetime Lab, Lee Road, Cork: Tel: 021 494 1500

Curraheen Park – Greyhound Stadium
Cork’s greyhound stadium offering a great night out to all

Kinsale – Historical Fishing Town
The medieval town of Kinsale is not just about food. it’s also about traditional bars, beautiful buildings, narrow streets, shops and galleries and lots of activities on land and sea. You’ll find Kinsale’s not just a place – it’s more a state of mind!

Cobh Heritage Centre:
Cobh is situated on the southern shore of the Great Island in one of the world’s finest natural harbours. Between 1848 and 1950, over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland – over 2.5 million from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration in the country. Cobh was the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic. Later the steamers and ocean liners continued carrying the Irish to new lives and new lands.

Clonakilty Railway Village
Take a trip to the Model Railway Village for a fun and memorable day out on your visit to Clonakilty and West Cork. Walking into the model village you step back in time and see life as it was in the 1940′s. See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature serving the towns. The models and figurines are handmade at the model village to a scale of 1:24.

Crawford Art Gallery
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, the city art museum for Cork, is dedicated to informing a wide audience about the significant role that the visual arts play in contemporary life and culture

Cork Vision Centre @ St. Peters
The Cork Vision Centre on the North Main St offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate a fine example of conservation in action, and to explore Cork’s evolution from past, through present, and onwards to future development. Exhibitions throughout the year.

Cork Heritage Park
Bessboro, Blackrock, Cork, Phone: 021 358854
The Park offers the visitor a varied and fascinating introduction to different aspects of Corks rich heritage ranging from the story of the Pike family (who lived on the estate from 1820 to 1921), local ecology, Corks Archaeological Heritage, Corks Maritime Heritage, the History of Corks Fire Service to the story of Corks Transport.

Great Location and very comfortable

'We were group coordinators and received nothing but great communication from hotel staff. The location could not have been better, very convenient for our group members to experience the delights of Cork. We defintely recommend a stay with The Metropole if you are coming to this city.'

Review from srmopiper via TripAdvisor. 

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