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Welcome to Cork Walks

Cork City Council in conjunction with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has developed a series of four Heritage related walking trails in the city centre, called Cork Walks.  

These walking trails link places and buildings of heritage interest throughout the city from the steps and steeples of Shandon, archaeology and arts of the South Parish, the medieval to modern of the City Centre and the academic environs of University College Cork.  As well as being very informative and interesting to local people, the walks provide a very attractive and enjoyable experience to tourists and visitors to Cork City.

This is a digital version of Cork Walks.  By clicking on the information points on each of the walking trails you can read a short description of the places and events in these locations as appears on the interpretive panels along the routes. This information was written by local historians including Peter Foynes, John Borgonovo , Ronnie Herlihy and Antóin O Callaghan.

If you enjoy the online version of Cork Walks please do try out the actual walking trails. There are three elements to this which include colour coded directional signs throughout the walks to help orient and guide you, information panels located at various interest points along the route and brochures which describes the walk and the sights along the way and contains a detailed map. All four walks start from Daunts Square.

Cork Walks Brochures are available from Cork City Council (Transportation Department) and the Cork City Tourist Office.  They are also available in PDF format and can be downloaded from

We hope you enjoy Cork Walks!