Cork - the magnificent University City in southwest Ireland has stayed a tourists’ paradise for a long time. Located in the proximity of River Lee, Cork was actually a monastic settlement and its foundation stone was originally laid by Saint Finbarr that later evolved as a full urban development. Gradually assuming importance as a commercial hub, it also became a major tourist attraction over a passage of time. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit this wonderland in Ireland, located in the province of Munster. The beautiful monuments and harbors are major attractions in its territories, which attract nature-lovers from around the world.
The mild and temperate climate of Ireland stays suitable for the arrivals of tourists almost throughout the year. The periods between March to May and September to November are wonderful seasons for the tourists. As July is the hottest month in Cork, the visitors could experience biting cold in the month of January. With an average of 150mm of rain, the downpours during December do not stop the visitors from visiting this historically important place. April and July are the driest months in a year as rains linger for almost 151 days in a year. But the mild, most, and rapidly changing weather conditions encourage tourists to take up trips as those add to their expeditions to various destinations.
Literally an ocean of tranquility in the middle of a unique natural spot, Fitzgerald Park is a favorite of tourists from around the world. Situated on the suburbs of the beautiful city, the park and public museum takes every visitor in its thrall of magnetic beauty. To add to it, the park and the public museum throw their charms with wonderful sculptures. The beauty of the park is simply the reason that makes the visitors take first flight to Cork.
As the magnificent church was established three centuries before, one attraction has made it really popular. The Church has so far kept the Shandon bell, belonging to 18 th century. The visitors avail the unique pleasure of ringing the bell from the first floor that gives them sights of internal working of the clock. This could give them the spectacular panoramic view of the Cork city. The sounds of the bells linger in the ears of the visitors till they board flight from Cork.
As the visitors spend half an hour in the southerly drive from Cork, they take the delight of deep-sea fishing and yachting in this wonderful town of Kinsale. To cater to the taste buds of visitors, the place has umpteen cafes and restaurants. The joyous surrounding scenery literally throws its charms on every visiting guest. As this destination is a world-class golf play-ground, the tourists visit this time and again to take pleasure of this wonderful township.
The beautiful city has this historical gaol that stayed witness to history for almost 99 years. The jail kept both male and female inmates finally becoming a all-female prison in the year 1878. After long time- inflicted degradation, it was restored at length to its original condition. It has stayed a major tourists’ attraction since the year 1993.
Crawford Art Gallery is famous for housing painting, sculptural items, and unique items of art and crafts and ceramics. The galleries have catchy casts by Antonio Canova and items from Irish and European sculpture that date back from 19 th century. With widest collection of paintings, the visitors could watch the exhibits from dedicated women artistes.
The Cork harbor has in its proximity Blackrock castle with numerous battlements and strong fortifications. Erected in the year 1828, it is under the ownership of Cork country council with an observatory and visitor center. As it includes a planetarium, a cinema, and various interactive items on display, those belong to science, nature, and space.