4 days in Cork in November
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 10, 2012 6:41 AM Last Post By: TIreland
Aug 21, 2012 1:33 PM
4 days in Cork in November1. Accomodation - are there any youth hostels (or any other cheap lodgings)? Maybe you know some alternative places for sleeping?
2. What's worth seeing besides the most popular monuments?
3. How does the public transportation work?
4. What is the weather like out there in November?
Aug 22, 2012 2:30 AM
1You could check out Hostelworld.com, they'll give you a quantity of reviews and opinions as opposed to (obviously) brilliant single or two or three opinions you might get here.
The Cork Film Festival is 11-18 Nov, so you might be around for that. The Crawford Gallery is good but you'll have missed the Sean Keating exhibition.
Cobh's nice, has a Titanic link which might be of interest and also an immigration centre. Two places outside of Cork that you might like, but it will all be affected by the weather, are Skibbereen and Baltimore, although the former is a 90 min schlep and probably only interesting if you have an interest in the famine and the latter, while pretty, is a further 40 mins from Skibereen and probably no fun in the lashing rain. Kinsale might be a nice day trip, a bit easier at about an hour and a pleasant place to walk around and if you've got your boots on, a 3km walk to Charles Fort which has great views.
Public transportation works like everywhere else in the world (unless you want to be more specific in your question) but it is winter so it is the off-season timetable.
Odds are you'll get rain on two or three of the days your are in Cork. Web says av temps of 7 deg C.
Aug 22, 2012 3:40 AM
2The film festival's great, I've been going most years for a decade or so. Most movies don't sell out but it's worth getting your tickets early in the day, or a couple of days in advance, to be on the safe side.
As well as the Crawford Gallery, the English Market and St. Fin Barre's Cathedral would be on my list of must-sees.
You don't really need public transportation within the city, it's utterly walkable.
Aug 22, 2012 3:49 AM
Oct 5, 2012 5:32 PM
If you are in cork on a Saturday, check out this local arts and crafts market that also has some really cool vintage finds. A true gem! I got loads of really cool inexpensive gifts inside. It's called The Fair Alternative, it's on Princes St, in the Princes St. church - more or less beside the English market.
Www.facebook.com/thefairalternative and don't forget to go to Blarney ad kiss the Blarney Stone! Ring Shandon Bells, visit the city goal and St Finbars Cathedral and go on a pub crawl!
Edited by: Polamemories
Oct 10, 2012 6:41 AM
5You already have great suggestions and if you would like to venture outside the city have a look at the bus Eireann or Irish rail websites for public transport. The rail service is often cheaper if you buy your tickets at least 4 or 5 days in advance. From Cork you can also take day tours to The Ring of Kerry or Dingle which is well worth doing. Also Bantry bay is pretty and you can visit Bantry House and Garinish Island. On our website discover Ireland we also have different types of accommodation and things to do listed.
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