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  • Address: Cork, Ireland
Perhaps the most important thing to understand about Cork is that it’s not another Dublin. As the second largest city in Ireland, Cork and its residents have a sense of independence and identity all of their own, and if there’s one way to upset a local it’s with comparisons to the Irish capital. When visiting what locals call “the real Irish capital,” ring the famous Shandon Bells in the church looking over the city, or go deep into an Irish prison in the dungeon-like Cork City Gaol.

Downtown Cork is a maze of bridges that span the River Lee and connect the marshlands and small island where the city center was built. It’s a city that’s best explored by foot, where sights like the towering St. Finnbarr’s Cathedral literally spring from the streets. It’s also a city that’s often used as a base for visiting the Blarney Stone—the famous stone that’s believed to bring eloquence to anyone who gives it a kiss. By night, Cork is a hotbed of trendy cuisine and hip, artsy pubs, and since it’s also a university a town, a place where youthful enthusiasm and energy carries deep into the night.

Practical Info

Cork has direct flights from major European cities and is three hours from Dublin by car. There’s also a weekly ferry to France that runs from April-October, and the city is serviced by bus and train from all major cities in Ireland. 

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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin, Dublin, null
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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1087 Reviews

The Blarney Castle tour features a guided coach tour of the Irish countryside, a visit to the world famous Blarney castle with its Blarney Stone.  You will ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.36
Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 335 Reviews

No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle! On this full-day trip from Dublin you'll kiss the famous Blarney Stone, walk through the ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.53
3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip, Dublin, Rail Tours
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3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip

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From Cork and Blarney Castle to the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher, you'll see the best of Ireland's west and south-west on this leisurely three-day rail ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $617.28
Jameson Experience in County Cork, Cork, Multi-day Rail Tours
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Jameson Experience in County Cork

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Trace the history of Irish whiskey through the ages at the Jameson Experience in Midleton, Cork. Take a guided tour around the well-preserved Jameson ...  Read more

Location: Cork, Ireland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.41
3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula Rail Tour, Dublin, Distillery Tours
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3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula Rail Tour

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Spend a leisurely three days exploring Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula on a rail and coach tour that shows you some of the ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $569.70
8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Multi-day Rail Tours
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin

Discover the enchanting west of Ireland on an incredible 8-day tour from Dublin. With wild landscapes, crashing coastlines and famously friendly people, ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $2,056.40
2-Day Cork and Blarney Castle Tour from Dublin by Rail, Dublin, Multi-day Tours
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2-Day Cork and Blarney Castle Tour from Dublin by Rail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a journey by rail and coach through Ireland's picturesque landscapes and rich history on this 2-day trip from Dublin. Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $248.58

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