Cork City Services
Cork City Service
Bus Éireann operates a city coach service in Cork that connects the community with hospitals, schools, shopping, tourist attractions and the airport.
There are a number of hospitals in Cork. The largest is Cork University Hospital, located in Wilton. There is also The Bon Secours Hospital Cork on College Road, The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital on Blackrock Road and The Mercy University Hospital on Grenville Place. Alternatively you can attend the Mater Private Hospital Cork at City Gate.
Cork Airport is the third busiest airport in Ireland. Located 6.5kms south of Cork City Centre, in an area called Farmer’s Cross. Serviced by regular Bus Éireann coaches it can be reached within 20 minutes of leaving the city.
Cork is a bustling, sophisticated city with shopping options of every kind. The main shopping areas include Patrick Street, Princes Street, Oliver Plunkett Street and the North Main Street. Here you can find a combination of High Street stores, unusual boutiques, craft and musical instrument stores mixed with welcoming cafes.
For shopping centres head to Merchant's Quay Shopping Centre, Paul Street Shopping Centre, French Church Street and North Main Street Shopping Centre.
Universities and Third level Colleges
University College Cork on Western Road, is the city’s biggest university and one of the largest in the country, catering for almost 20,000 students.
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) on Rossa Avenue in Bishopstown has 17,000 students (both part-time and full-time) and caters for those studying art, business, engineering, music, drama and science disciplines.
Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD) is a vibrant multi-campus College, which has been providing education in the arts for over 200 years. Located 15-minutes outside of the city on Wandesford Quay it is easily accessed with Bus Éireann.
Choose from a wide variety of diverse tourist attractions in Cork City. Pay a visit to Fota Wildlife Park - a 75-acre wildlife park on Fota Island, near Carrigtwohill in County Cork. The park is home to nearly 30 mammals and 50 bird species has been awarded ‘Best Family Day Out’ for both Munster and Cork on several occasions.
Dating back to 1788, the English Market, with its main entrances on Grand Parade and on Princes Street, is the perfect way to while away an afternoon. Here you can shop for all manner of artisan and luxury foodstuffs and admire the quaint Victorian architecture of this popular attraction frequented by tourists and locals alike. Be sure to treat yourself to good cup of coffee and a slice of organic chocolate cake in the market café on the second floor of the building.
Marvel at the many fascinating art works at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery. Located in the heart of Cork City, the Crawford Art Gallery dates back to 1724 and houses a wide range of traditional and modern art. It also has a cosy little café renowned for its good food.
Located 2km northwest of Cork City, Cork City Gaol is an historic castle-like building used to house prisoners in the 19th century, which is now a popular visitor attraction. Get there with ease with Bus Éireann.
St Fin Barre's Cathedral on Bishop Street is another must-see attraction located in the heart of the city. Built in the 1870's it is named after Cork's patron saint, St Fin Barre and is a wonderful example of Gothic Revival style architecture.
The Cork Jazz Festival
Hundreds of musicians and thousands of music fans flock to the city of Cork at the end of October each year for Ireland’s largest jazz festival. Expect tons of top class gigs and a unique party atmosphere.
Cork Harbour Festival
Schedule your visit to Cork for the Cork Harbour Festival in the centre of the city for a weekend unlike any other. Catch the Ocean to City Race, sock up the atmosphere at Cork Harbour Open Day, or try your hand at sailing for the first time.
Cork Film Festival
Cork will become a mecca for film fans and industry experts for the wonderful Cork Film Festival.