Music in Cork City

Pro Musica

A focal point and meeting place for Cork's musicians, with a full range of instruments from electric guitars to clarinets, recording equipment, sheet music, and a noticeboard.
Arts & Crafts in Cork City

Vibes & Scribes

Corks' biggest selection of arts and crafts materials, for everything from knitting and crochet to sculpture and calligraphy.
Books in Cork City


Lots of magazines, a decent selection of Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) hiking maps, and good stationery on the 2nd floor.
Food & Drinks in Cork City

Quay Co-Op Organic & Wholefood Shop

One of the pioneers of Cork's alternative scene, this is an excellent place to find fresh and interesting picnic fare.
Food & Drinks in Cork City


O'Connaill creates exquisite chocolates; don't leave Cork without sampling its delicious Chocolatier's Hot Chocolate.
Art in Cork City

20 20 Gallery

Commercial fine art gallery selling paintings, ceramics and photographic prints by a broad range of Irish artists.
Books in Cork City

Time Traveller's Bookshop

A fascinating antiquarian bookshop specialising in rare and unusual books, first editions and signed copies.
Music in Cork City

PLUGD Records

Carries all kinds of music and is the place to keep up with the ever-changing club scene.
Books in Cork City


Has the best travel-guide section in the southwest.
Books in Cork City

Liam Ruiséal Teo.

The oldest and biggest independent bookshop in the city; new and second-hand books, including plenty on Cork.