Exploring Cork City

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Just over a week ago, we landed in Cork (Corcaigh in Irish, meaning “marsh”), right in the middle of Storm Barney. All flights out of Cork afterwards were immediately cancelled with wind-speeds further north reaching over 120 kilometres per hour. It was a rough landing in a small plane, but we made it! The immigration officer was nice enough, but my favourite part was probably the sniffer dog (we had come from Amsterdam after all), just because dogs are cool!

We booked an apartment to stay in for two weeks and caught a taxi to the centre of Cork city. The taxi driver drove quite fast and was focused and quiet. We found the trip to be a lot cheaper than the taxi transfer in Amsterdam ( €€€ ). The apartment we are staying in is really nice and so is our lovely host, Mira. She really is very helpful and welcoming.

We’ve explored the city a lot on foot. As a result, I think I’ve got some tendonitis or something in my foot. I guess that means that I probably should rest it for a few days. It’s really comfy here indoors but I’d much rather be out and about. Anyway, since I’ll be putting my feet up, here are some slices of Cork from the last few days.

Pictured below are a few favourite spots (here’s a Google Maps route plotted with most of them):

  1. A cake on display at The English Market
  2. Fitzgerald’s Park
  3. Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral
  4. MacCurtain Street
  5. The Time Traveller’s Bookshop (I think this shop has since moved out of Cork City)


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