Cork is vibrant and cheerful, with music, theatre and film all playing a major role in city life, while world-renowned annual festivals add to the lively atmosphere, making it the European Capital of Culture 2005. Popular day trips from Cork include Kinsale and the beautiful coastal scenery of County Kerry, including the Dingle Peninsula.

Direct Flights to Cork, Ireland

Direct Flights to Cork, Ireland
Situated on the south coast of Ireland, Cork is the country’s second city, offering a great mix of traditional Irish charm with fine architecture. It has the buzz of a modern city and boasts an impressive arts and culture scene with its fantastic music, theatres and restaurants.

Cork is easy to reach from the UK as the national carrier Aer Lingus operates direct flights to Cork in Ireland. For low cost flights to Cork, Ireland try Ryanair or Jet2. Other airlines that fly to Cork include British Airways and KLM.

Cheap flights to Cork, Ireland

With the River Lee flowing around its centre, Cork has an enviable setting with a magnificent harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world. It offers a great array of architecture, including two cathedrals and spectacular church towers, most notably the Shandon Church Tower. The tower is one of Cork’s most famous landmarks from where you can admire the spectacular views of the city.

For history buffs, take a visit to some of Cork’s museums, like the Cork Public Museum or the Butter Museum where you can discover how the city was once the centre of the Butter Exchange in the 19th Century. If art is more your thing, there are plenty of galleries to wander round such as the city’s principle gallery, the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery.

After a day’s sight-seeing, relax in one Cork’s friendly cafes or bars sampling some traditional Irish stew. Along with some Guinness and live Irish music this will complete your day off nicely. 
Situated just north of Cork is Blarney Castle which is one of Ireland’s oldest castles and famous for its stone.

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Cork Climate

Cork Climate
The climate of Cork, like the rest of Ireland, is mild and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. There are on average 151 rainy days a year, of which there are 75 days with heavy rain.

Cork is also a generally foggy city, with an average of 100 days of fog a year, most common in winter mornings. Despite this, however, Cork is also one of Ireland's sunniest cities, with an average of 3.8 hours of sunshine every day and only having 69 days where there is no recordable sunshine, mostly during and around winter.