Last week I went over to Cork for a conference. As usual with my trips with work I try to find some time to look around and managed to spend an afternoon and an evening looking around the city.
It’s quite a small city and easy enough to get around to see the main sites on foot. The main city centre lies on an island between the north and south branches of the river Lee and in Shandon to the north of the Lee. The University campus to the west of the city centre is also worth a visit (worth it’s own post). I managed to see quite a lot in the short time I was there, but there was more to see. And there are places to visit in the vicinity, so Cork could be the base for a short break.
Here’s some of the photos I took around the city centre.
On the south branch of the Lee
The same view later in he day
The old Beamish Brewery
Looking towards Finn Barr’s cathedral
The Opera House
The Crawford Art Gallery – formerly the Custom House. The wide street it stands on used to be a dock.
An old Queen Anne style house opposite the entrance to the Crawford Gallery
The English Market
Monument to Rory Gallagher, the great blues guitarist born in Cork in the square named in his honour
The Court House
Rainbow over the City Hall
Another shot of the city hall in the evening
Holy Trinity Church