Cork has been experiencing some beautiful sunshine and balmy temperatures throughout the past week. To keep our students informed of some of the hidden gems across the city, we have compliled a short list of places that are ideal for chilling out on a sunny day.
- Fitzgerald’s Park
This beautifully kept park is Cork’s best secret.Here is what some visitors to Fitzgerald’s Park said on Tripadvisor:
“Hidden gem of Cork. Spent a lovely sunny afternoon by the river. Beautiful and so well-tended. Generations of Corkonians have enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of this lovely 18 acre park in the heart of the city”
“Much is on offer for free: spectacular views of Sundays Well, the Mardyke and the river Lee, a very popular Café, an interesting Museum, beautifully manicured gardens, swings and slides, lovely trees and shrubs, interesting sculptures and above all a serene ambiance pervades this lovely facility. A visit here is surely a highlight of any visit to the real capital of Ireland”
“Lovely little park with access to the “shaky bridge” and Cork Jail. There is also a cafe and nice outdoor sculptures – really worth visiting!”
For more information check out the following website links.
- University College Cork campus
The magnificent green campus of UCC is an excellent spot for soaking up some summer rays. Toward the end of the academic year the lawns of UCC are dotted with students relaxing, playing frisbee and generally doing anything to avoid studying for end of term exams!
- The Camp Field on Patrick’s Hill
The Camp Field is a lesser known green area at the top of Patrick’s Hill. It’s likely that you will have this area all to yourself! You can enjoy a panoramic view of Cork city form this gorgeous green site.
- The Triskel @ Christchurch
According to Tripadvisor:
“This is a gem in the heart of Cork City. A must for all visitors”
“Delightful venue for song and dance evening of traditional Irish music. Events on throughout the year. Pleasant bar for interval drinks and outdoor area with seating”
“Perfect place to hang out on a sunny day they have a fantastic outdoor area which gets the sun all day long”
“Situated in the heart of the old medieval quarter and is the site of the Hiberno-Norsk settlement and origins of the city. A must see”.
“A trendy spot, with the really cool Gulp’d café on the ground floor. On Thursday nights there’s live acoustic music! This is a nice alternative spot if you want a coffee or beer in a nice atmosphere!”
For further information check out the following website links.
- Bishop Lucey Park
Located right in the city centre off the Grand Parade (opposite the English Market) this beautiful park is a perfect place to relax on the grass on a fine day. On sunny days this park is packed with students and office workers soaking up the rays on their lunch break.