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The Best Pictures of Cork City That Will Make You Want to See Ireland

Find out the best places to take pictures of Cork City. Check out images of Cork City Ireland. Take a photowalk in Cork. Capture Cork images.
Cork City is one of my favorite places to visit in Ireland. I go to Cork at least once a year for business or pleasure. Cork City is fun rain or shine but in my experience, the forecast has more often been 'rain'. 

I visited Cork City in late March for what turned out to be one of the most beautiful weather weekends of the year. It was a great opportunity to go on a photowalk and capture some lasting images of Cork. 

Read on for some ideas of places to get some great pictures of Cork City or simply be inspired to book a trip to Cork. Cork is one of the best destinations in Ireland to visit by train after all.

Statues on the facade of St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland

Keep an Eye Out for Blooming Trees in Cork

Blooming tree in Cork City Ireland
Spring was definitely in the air when I traveled to Cork. The trees were positively exploding with blooms. 
Flower on a tree along the River Lee in Cork, Ireland

Grab a Pint

Save the Guinness for Dublin. In Cork grab a pint of Murphy's or Beamish for a more local experience.

Cork City Photos: Pints of Murphy's and Beamish Stout

Notice Cork's Architectural Accents

Tiles on a column in Cork, Ireland
Cork simply shines when the sun is out and all the little details of the city burst forth. Keep an eye out for architectural accents like ornate tiles, pious crosses, rusty fences, and more.
Church building in Cork, Ireland
Rusty fence in Cork, Ireland
Ornate fence post in Cork, Ireland
I also loved the intricate signs advertising the pubs around town.
Sign for Reidy's Vault Bar in Cork, Ireland
Justice was even working on her tan against a beautiful blue sky.
The scales of Justice in Cork, Ireland
I love the wrought iron fences in Cork, especially this one: Craicmore (actually, I think it's Craigmore but I like to think of Cork as a city that has more craic :-))
Craicmore fence in Cork, Ireland

Stroll Along the River Lee in Cork City

Stone wall along the River Lee in Cork, Ireland
The River Lee runs right through the center of Cork City and alongside University College Cork. The river and its banks are great for a walk and countless natural photo-ops.
Ivy growing on a tree in Cork, Ireland
Bridge at the entrance to the University College Cork campus

Explore the Quadrangle at University College Cork

Tulips at University College Cork (UCC)
University College Cork (UCC) is one of my favorite campuses in Ireland. One a sunny spring day, the flower beds offer a stunning pop of color again the gray stone of the quadrangle.
Door on the quadrangle at University College Cork (UCC)
I am a big fan of Dublin doors, but I have to say that this door with antique glass sparkling in the sun made me stop in my tracks on the UCC quad.
Open door on the quadrangle at University College Cork (UCC)
Open doors seemed to invite me in for a closer look.

Get in Touch with Ireland's Ancient History on the Stone Corridor at UCC

Stone corridor at University College Cork in Cork City Ireland
The stone corridor at UCC comes alive on a sunny afternoon as the sunshine filters in. Get in touch with ancient history and walk among the runes. 

Wander Through the English Market in Cork

Fountain with bird motif at the English Market in Cork Ireland
The English Market in Cork City is a Victorian era gem of a food market. There is a light filled atrium at one end of the market with a colorful fountain decorated with tropical birds. There is nothing finer to see on a sunny day in Cork.
Fountain with bird motif at the English Market in Cork Ireland

SIDEWALK SAFARI SPOTLIGHT: Do you have extra time for an excursion beyond Cork City? Why not have a taste of West Cork or take a day trip from Cork City to Cobh where the Titanic set sail from Ireland on her fateful voyage?

Explore Cork's Street Art

Cork features small and large scale works of street art that are sure to impress you. Here are a few photos of Cork City street art that you should keep an eye out for.

Photo of Cork City Street Art: Man wearing a box

Photo of Cork City Street Art: Kingfisher catching a fish

Cork Street Art: Hope, Courage, Resilience

Walk the Hallowed Grounds and Study St. Finbarr's Cathedral

St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland
St. Finbarr's is an imposing edifice that dominates the skyline in Cork. On a sunny day, it's nice to walk walk among the old graves in the cemetery surrounding the church and imagine what life was life for past residents of Cork over the centuries.
Cemetery on the grounds of St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland
Cemetery on the grounds of St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland
St. Finbarr's itself presents a wealth of photo-ops from snarling gargoyles to luminous saints.
Gargoyle at St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland

SIDEWALK SAFARI SPOTLIGHT: Looking for inspiration for other great photowalks in Ireland? Check out these pictures of Dublin and these photos of Ireland at large for more ideas.

Gargoyle at St. Finbarr's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland

Take a Day Trip

There are plenty of day trip opportunities from Cork City that are ripe with photo opportunities. Take the train from Cork to Cobh and admire the colorful houses cascading down the hill.
Black and white photo of Cobh with colorful houses cascading down a hill
The Blackrock Castle Observatory on the River Lee, is another picturesque spot to bring your camera.
Street art with Blackrock Castle Observatory behind it

Watch the Sunset over Cork

Sunset over Cork, Ireland
Want to know the best part of a sunny day in Cork? The sunset! The sky simply lit up for me as the sun went down with colors ranging from reds and pinks to bright oranges and yellows.
Sunset over Cork, Ireland
There is nothing finer than Cork (or anywhere in Ireland for that matter) on a sunny day.

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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: The Best Pictures of Cork City That Will Make You Want to See Ireland
The Best Pictures of Cork City That Will Make You Want to See Ireland
Find out the best places to take pictures of Cork City. Check out images of Cork City Ireland. Take a photowalk in Cork. Capture Cork images.
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog