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Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

Set out on a walking tour accompanied by a local guide. In a one-hour stroll through the city centre you will learn about Cork's history as a transatlantic and European trading hub. Walk along the curved main street, following the route of the river beneath it. Marvel at Cork Opera House and across the river, see the shape of Shandon church, with its distinctive red and white brick bell tower and clockfaces. Next, stroll down Carey's Lane to visit the Hugenot cemetery, before heading to the Coal Quay and Cornmarket Street. Along the widest street in Cork, Grand Parade, see Bishop Lucy Park, the Berwick fountain and the National memorial. Hear about Nano Nagle and her extensive humanitarian work in bringing education to the poorest classes while standing on a footbridge named in her honour. Then, explore St Finbar's Cathedral, the South Gate Bridge and Elizabeth Fort. See the boathouse entrances in the leading business quarter of the city known as South Mall. Finish the tour in Princes Street, at the main entrance to Cork's fascinating English Market.

Cork: Hysterical Histories, Comedic Dinner Theater Show

Cork: Hysterical Histories, Comedic Dinner Theater Show

This must-do, 2 hour, inimitable comedy dinner theatre experience is suitable for all ages and is a high-octane, laugh-out-loud adventure that is unlike anything else in Ireland, or around the world! Receive a welcome like no other, while you are made to feel at home by the the most entertaining locals that anyone has ever met, who will gladly spend time chatting with you and answering any questions you have about their beloved city (which is a subject they love to talk about), Ireland or anything at all really, while experiencing the best night out you'll have in Ireland or anywhere, ever, according to some of their 5 star reviews! Enjoy 2 courses of the very best of local food, made with ingredients, fresh from the Amicus kitchen Garden, served up with an abundance of Irish music and plenty of belly laughs as you engage with the actors and fellow visitors. ( please inform us ahead of your arrival of any and all dietary requirements, this helps us cut down on food waste) Discover the highlights of Cork’s 1500-year history during this performance and become acquainted with a county full of quirky characters, their habits, humour, and language. You can even have your photo taken as a "head on spike" or receive an award for doing your best "cork impression" and you will leave with a belly full of food, a warm feeling in your heart and a new skill, having learned how to “speak Cork like a local” Not to be missed.

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(15 reviews)

Nice tour with many new insights guided by wonderful Mary. Last journey-stop was the English Market - a great spot to continue the Cork sightseeing

Wow, the history of Cork is unbelievable! Our guide Jared was very knowledgeable and made the tour very fun.

Our tour was excellent and our guide 'Noel' was fabulous. Thank you so much. Leon & Angela David.

Noel is very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.

Great historical info. Easy to keep up. Lovely town.