Cork

Things to do in Cork

A new-age bar in the Jury Cork hotel with plate glass and sleek iron fireplaces.

Rory Conner, an artisan cutler, has a studio crammed with rusty blade forms, drill presses, and grinders' wheels, carpeted with metal dust, and looks straight out of the 19th century.

A collection of works by West Cork ceramicists Sara Flynn and Mary Neeson, whose porcelain lanterns are like miniature Mariko Mori sculptures.

The hike to the top takes a solid half-hour, but the vistas on the way up are worth it if the visibility is good.

The collection includes medieval-looking churns and old butter-block wrappers with sublime graphics, but the pièce de résistance was an ancient corporate team-building video for the Irish Dairy Board. It's worth the price of admission to see the irony-fre

An ideal pub with traditional music and the feel of Old Ireland.

Cork's best artisans and purveyors gather here to sell products like soda bread, organic greens and seafood. The 1780's brick structure's interior was devastated by a fire in the 1980's and has since been restored.

A stand stocked with West Cork cheeses: Ardrahan, Garrigaline, Coolea, Durrus, Gubbeen.

Writers from the West Cork Literary Festival soak up local atmosphere at this classic pub.