Cork and Around

St Finbarr’s Cathedral

Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland in Cork city, Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Begun in 1863, the cathedral was the first major work of the Victorian architect William Burges.

Cork City Gaol

Cork City Gaol once housed 19th century prisoner. Visitors get a fascinating insight into day-to-day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law-abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage.

The Lifetime Lab

Lifetime Lab, on the banks of the River Lee, is a unique attraction for visitors of all ages with its modern interactive exhibition, themed playground, beautifully restored buildings and equipment and scenic views over the River Lee. Lifetime Lab is located at the old Cork City Waterworks which was responsible for supplying water to the city of Cork over the past 3 centuries.

The English Market

Situated in the heart of Cork City, the English Market is a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788.Developed and still owned by Cork City Council, the Market is one of the oldest municipal markets of it’s kind in the world.

St. Vincent’s, Sunday’s Well

St Vincent’s, a protected structure, was formerly part of the complex in Sunday’s Well belonging to the Congregation of the Mission (generally called The Vincentians). Designed by architect George Goldie (1828-87) in a Gothic style, it was built in 1873 as a residence and retreat house attached to the west side of the earlier St Vincent’s Church (c. 1853).

The complex is built on a steeply sloping site, but successfully deals with both the problems and opportunities that this offers. Overlooking the valley of the river Lee it has magnificent views and is visible from much of the city.