Experience Ireland

Our Location

Cork City is a bustling university city and has always been considered an important seaport. It is built on two islands and the River Lee flows like a lifeline through the city with beautiful bridges interweaving and connecting the islands. The city itself has a rich heritage with many museums, art galleries and theatres intermingling with all the amenities of a modern city.

With a population of 180,000, Cork and its suburbs provide all the conveniences of the city in a safe and friendly environment where students can learn and interact with the local population.

The Lonely Planet guide named Cork as “One of the top 10 cities to visit in the world” in 2010 and Yahoo Travel have named Cork as “One of the Top 10 cities in Europe” in 2011.

Experience Ireland,
Language & Activity Holidays Ltd.
Saint Patrick’s Bridge,
Cork, Ireland
T: +353 21 4551522
F: +353 21 4551508
Email: info@experience-ireland.ie

Getting to Cork

By car

Getting to Cork and Experience Ireland by car

By train

Getting to Cork and Experience Ireland by train

Iarnrod Eireann has a regular service from Kent Station Cork, a 10 minutes’ walk from Cork city centre. Services operate from this station to most of the country including to Dublin, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford. Cork- Kent Station is located on Railway Street, Lower Glanmire Road.

By air

Getting to Experience Ireland by plane

Cork International airport is located a short 8km distance from Cork City. Daily international flights operate to and from Cork. The best way to get into the city is a shuttle service, which runs every half hour from outside the arrivals hall. The service is available 7 days a week and the trip takes approx 10-15 minutes.

By sea

Getting to Experience Ireland by ferry

The Port of Cork operates a summer season Ferry services to Roscoff. Other ferry services from Britain (Fishguard and Pembroke) and France (Le Havre and Cherbourg) serve Rosslare year round. The drive time from Rosslare Port to Cork city is approximately 3 hours.

Getting around Cork

By bus

Getting around Cork and Experience Ireland by bus

Bus Eireann, Irelands national bus company, operates 18 city routes and 17 suburban routes, connecting the city centre with its environs. These services run from early in the morning until around midnight. The bus station is centrally located within a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, on Parnell Place.

On foot

Getting around Cork and Experience Ireland by foot

Cork city has a compact centre that ensures it is an easy city to get around on foot. Most of the main shopping areas are open to pedestrian traffic only. Also, many of the main attractions are within walking distance of each other and walking is the best way to keep the shape!

By taxi

Getting around Cork and Experience Ireland by taxi

Taxis in Cork city are plentiful and rates are quite reasonable. The main taxi rank is located on St. Patrick’s Street and offers late night services. The taxis, which you can pick up outside Brown Thomas, run for 24 hours throughout the week.

There are also a huge variety of Taxi companies that can be pre-booked in Cork. These include: Cork Taxi Co-Op (Tel : 00353 21 4272222), Shandon Taxi Cabs (Tel: 00353 21 4502255) and Douglas Street Cabs.

On bike

Getting around Cork and Experience Ireland by bicycle