It's a little wet out there this weekend, but there's still loads of activities to do in Cork even when it's raining! Whether you’re a food fanatic, adrenaline junkie or a history enthusiast, there is plenty of activities that you can do amidst the bad weather.
If you love food and trying new flavours, visit the marina market. Home to over 40 vendors that offer both traditional Irish food as well as varied cultural food from around the globe. Such as Oak fire Pizza offering a slice of Italy in a pizza, or fresh Sushi from Sakura that will transport you to the bustling markets of Japan. The Marina Market is open 7 days a week (Mon-Sun) from 8am-8pm. It is Cork’s largest indoor and outdoor market, with free on-site parking.
Jameson Distillery Tour:
The Jameson distillery is the perfect place to get a taste of the “Irish Culture.” A fully guided tour of the old Middleton Distillery, The Jameson Experience Tour brings to life the stories of Jameson's illustrious past. You'll discover the devoted individuals and labour-intensive procedures behind the whiskey bearing John Jameson's name. One of our welcoming Jameson Ambassadors will take you on a tour of some of our important structures, such as the warehouses and the Micro distillery. After the tour, you will get the opportunity to partake in a comparative tasting of three renowned bourbons, one of which is Jameson.
Cobh Heritage Centre:
The "Queenstown Story" is an account of Irish immigration. Follow this historical narrative from the 1600s, when travel from Virginia and New England to Barbados, Jamaica, and Monserrat was routine. This lovely, educational, and occasionally moving exhibition is housed in the magnificently preserved Victorian railway station in Cobh, a structure with a rich history.
The largest indoor playground and children's party location in Cork is called Monkey Maze. For kids up to age 10, the enormous four-story adventure play maze with tunnels, slides, ball cannons, and more will offer thrilling and secure amusement and exercise. Mini monkeys are catered for in a soft play area for young children and toddlers.
Titanic Experience Cobh:
The historic White Star Line Building, from which the last passengers of the Titanic boarded the ship, serves as the setting for the one-of-a-kind visitor experience known as Titanic Experience Cobh. Retrace the steps of our Queenstown visitors by taking a guided tour. This tour features actual passenger testimonies and disaster eyewitness reports.
Blackrock Castle Observatory:
We provide narrated, half-hour-long tours of the castle all through the day. The tour takes you through 400 years of history, from the first fort that was constructed in Cork Harbor to ward off pirates to the contemporary telescope dome that was put on the tower's summit. The tour guides will take you to areas of the facilities that are unreachable without a guide while providing a lively and interesting tour of the castle's unique history. The view from the top of the castle's towers is a highlight of the guided tour. You won't want to miss it because it has a view of the Lee River and the Blackrock neighbourhood.
The Butter Museum:
The Butter Museum is a distinctive institution that honours the butter trade, one of Ireland's greatest success stories. The story opens with the vital significance of dairy culture in the Island of Saints and Scholars, which is situated in Cork City's old Shandon neighbourhood. The Museum continues by describing the crucial Butter Exchange from the nineteenth century in Cork, the age-old art of manufacturing butter at home, and the contemporary prosperity of the Kerry gold brand. This narrative recalls the domestic, social, and commercial life of Ireland.