Why Cork?

Cork is internationally recognised as a city of culture. The city has a reputation as being Ireland’s food capital; the famous English Market is one of the city’s most beloved attractions. Cork’s adventurous side can be experienced just a leisurely drive from the city; the Wild Atlantic Way – starting in Kinsale – is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route.

As well as a beautiful selection of world class beaches which provide the perfect destination for water sports like surfing and kayaking, the region is also home to some of the country’s most exquisite golf-courses including the world famous Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club and the beautiful Fota Island Resort Golf Club. Cork is also known for its love of horse-racing, boasting one of the country’s finest racecourses, Cork Racecourse Mallow. You can experience the sport of kings at Mallow race-course which is situated just 30 minutes by car from the city centre.

Cork has a long sporting tradition with GAA being extremely popular among the local people. Gaelic football and Hurling can be enjoyed on a regular basis, throughout the city and county. Cork GAA stadium Pairc Ui Chaoimh, is located in Blackrock - just 10 minutes by car from the city centre.

Trinity Quarter is within walking distance of fine dining, vibrant shopping and entertainment

  • English Market (5 minutes)
  • Crawford Art Gallery (10 minutes)
  • Cork Opera House (10 minutes)
  • Opera Lane, Cork’s premium fashion district (5 minutes)
  • Patrick Street, Cork City Centre’s main street (7 minutes)
  • Oliver Plunkett Street, the only Irish finalist for the Great Street Award (5 minutes)

Trinity Quarter is adjacent to a variety of world-class hotels all within a 5 minute drive

  • Hayfield Manor Hotel (5 Star)
  • The Clarion Hotel (4 Star)
  • The Gresham Metropole (4 Star)
  • The Imperial Cork (4 Star)
  • The River Lee Hotel (4 Star)