River Lee, Cork

River Lee, Cork, Ireland

This evening, I am focusing on Cork in the south-west of Ireland. Cork is a good base from which to embark on tours taking in the likes of Tralee,, Lakes of Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Bantry Bay and Blarney Castle.

Image above shows the south channel of the River Lee looking towards Parliament Bridge.

Places and sights of interest in and around Cork include:

  • St Ann’s Shandon, a landmark which dates from 1722.
  • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery.
  • Cork Butter Museum.
  • St Finbarr’s Cathedral
  • Cork city Goal
  • The Quays, once a busy waterway.
  • Paul Street with ethnic restaurants.
  • Shandon Quarter
  • St. Finbarr’s Quarter
  • Barryscourt Castle, a 15th Century Tower House.
  • Desmond Castle and the International Museum of Wine
River Lee, Cork

River Lee, Cork, Ireland

 

I usually include a sojurn in Cork during my tours of Ireland.

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