If you are looking for a holiday rich in culture and history, put Cork, Ireland, at the top of your list. Cheap flights to Cork are easy to find and book with ebookers, where you can plan your entire trip effortlessly. This port city, located in southern Ireland, is the country's second-largest and boasts much in the way of sightseeing, history and culture. You can visit the Elizabeth Fort Market Festival on Sundays year-round. There are also many other historical sites, museums and traditional pubs to visit.
Flights to southern Ireland will arrive at Cork Airport, located just 4 miles south of the city. This airport opened in 1961 and, in addition to commercial operations, many flight schools are located at the airport as well. Cork Airport served more than two million passengers in 2011, and over 10 commercial carriers have operations at the airport.
Buses are available to many destinations in and around Cork to take you from the airport, mostly operated by Bus Ã‰ireann. Taxi service is also available just outside the arrivals entrance to the airport. Renting a car is easy once you arrive at the airport, with nine car rental companies located at the airport. While Cork City has rail service to other towns in Ireland, local rail service is not available.
Rain is common year-round in Cork, as it is in most of Ireland, with averages of 4 feet of rainfall a year. Despite this rainfall, Cork is one of Ireland's sunniest cities, averaging almost four hours of sunshine daily. In winter, low temperatures average around 3Â°C. Summers are mild, with average high temperatures around 18Â°C. Cork does not experience many temperature extremes, and temperatures outside of 0Â°C to 25Â°C are rare.
One of the main landmarks in Cork city is St. Finbarr's Cathedral, located on the river Lee. Named for the patron Saint of Cork, this cathedral was built in 19th-century Gothic style and is an impressive feature of the city. Blackrock Castle and Elizabeth Fort are other historical sites of interest within the city. Castles such as Blarney and Barryscourt abound nearby the city and are available for tours. Festivals are available year round in Cork city to provide you with a unique look into Irish culture during your visit. If you are looking for the authentic Irish Pub experience, be sure to join the unofficial Cork City Pub Crawl that takes place every Friday night. For just â‚¬10, you will visit four pubs with this group of young locals and other travellers.
Corkonians refer to their city as the â€˜realâ€™ capital of Ireland, and it is easy to see why, with all there is to do and see in this vibrant city. Book your travel today with ebookers, and know that in addition to cheap flights to Cork, you can do everything from finding a hotel to booking a rental car, making it easy to enjoy your travel to this beautiful and culturally rich Irish city.
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