City Access, Shopping Promotions and Tourism

Visiting Cork this Christmas?

See below some tips about transport, parking, shopping and tourism.

Whether you live within 5k of the City centre, or are planning a visit from further afield, please ensure you travel safely and observe current Health & Safety guidelines

City Access

Car Park Christmas opening hours and Park & Ride options this Christmas

Parking:

Paul Street and North Main Street Multi-Storey Car Parks

North Main Street and Paul Street car parks will open early on Sunday mornings in advance of the Christmas period. 

The current promotion continues - customers can avail of two hours free in Paul Street and North Main Street, from 07:00 – 00:00, Monday – Sunday.

 

Paul Street

                Open at 7.30 on Sunday, 6th 13th, 20th, 27th December.

                Early close at 18.30 on Christmas Eve

                Closed Christmas Day, Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day.

                Early close at 18.30 on New Years Eve

                Open at 10.00 on 3rd January, 2021.

                Normal 11.30 Sunday opening hours will resume on 10th January, 2021

 

North Main Street

                Revised hours to commence on Sunday, 6 December:

                Open at 9.00 on Sunday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27h December.

                Early close at 18.30 on Christmas Eve

                Closed Christmas Day, Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day.

                Early close at 18.30 on New Years Eve

                Normal 11.30 Sunday opening hours resume on Sunday 3rd January, 2021

Park & Ride 

Park & Ride, Kinsale Road

Additional hours from Thursday 3rd Dec 2020 to 2nd January 2021:

Open Sundays December 6th - 27th inclusive from 11:00 to 20.30

Extended opening hours to 22:00 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday's from Thursday December 3rd -19th inclusive

Early close on  Christmas Eve at 18.30, Closed Christmas Day, Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day. 

Normal charges apply - Car parking and return bus fare to city for all passengers: €5. No parking charges on Sundays

Stops/pickup at:

- Eglinton Street (City Hall)
- Merchant's Quay (Dunnes Stores)
- St. Patrick's Street (Marks & Spencer)
- St. Patrick's Street (Princes St. Junction/Game Stop)
- Grand Parade (Casey's Furniture)
- South Mall (VHI House)
- Anglesea Street (Cork City Hall)

Temporary Park & Ride – County Hall

County Hall to/from Sheares Street at weekends Saturday, December 5th to 20th.

Saturday, Dec 5th, 12th and 19th the temporary park and ride will operate from 09:30 to 20:30

Sunday Dec 6th, 13th and 20th the temporary park and ride will operate from 10:30 to 20:30

More on Cork City Parking at: www.corkcity.ie/parking-services

Shopping in Cork this Christmas

To support Cork businesses in this difficult year, the Cork Business Association, supported by Cork City Council, have created a Cork City Shopping channel - see website here: corkcityshopping.com. Consider also supporting the Cork Chamber of Commerce gift card, accepted by hundreds of retailers and businesses across Cork corkchamber.ie/cork-chamber-gift-card

Tourism Information

City Highlights and trips further afield - explore Irelands Ancient East 

As part of Ireland’s Ancient East, Cork City offers visitors history, heritage and landmarks accompanied by artisan food and drink and a strong cultural, musical and artistic vibe.  To find out more to see, do and enjoy while you’re in Cork visit www.discoverireland.ie , www.corkcity.ie/en/things-to-do/ or www.purecork.ie