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Access Cork

The Disability Access Guide website to Cork City Centre provides information which assists people with disabilities, their families and friends to identify accessible shops, restaurants, pubs, accommodation and entertainment venues in Cork City.  The website was produced by Cork City Council in co-operation with a wide range of Disability Groups and indicates our ongoing commitment to improving services for people with disabilities.  To ensure that the information on this website is relevant and of use to visitors it will be updated and expanded regularly.  If you have a venue which you would like to have listed please contact the Community and Enterprise Directorate at  We will then arrange for a volunteer to visit your business to assess its suitability for inclusion in the guide.

Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock Castle Observatory is a 16th century castle located about 2km from the heart of Cork city on the banks of the river Lee. At the castle you will find:

  • Cosmos at the Castle, Ireland's first interactive science exhibit
  • BCO Labs, with researchers from CIT
  • The Castle Bar & Trattoria
  • First Quarter moon viewings where you are invited to learn how telescopes work and see the moon up close.
  • Hands-on workshops exploring different themes in science and engineering
  • Discover Primary Science program


Cork Area Strategic Plan

In response to economic growth and expectations over the next 20 years, both Cork and the sub-region will need to adapt to compete in a rapidly changing international market. The Cork Area Strategic Plan is a framework that will enable Cork become a leading European city region - globally competitive, socially inclusive and culturally enriched.

Cork City and County Archives

The Archives is jointly funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council, and University College Cork. In 1971, these 3 bodies established the Archives as one of the first archives services in Ireland. Archives are records and documents which are preserved because of their enduring value to society and to the people and organisations that produce them. Archives may be the personal papers of an individual, or the records of a public body such as Local Government, or the records of another institution such as a business, society, club, union or religious organisation. Archives may take many forms, including correspondence, diaries, files, minutes of meetings, reports, legal documents, photographs, maps, plans and drawings, account books, audio, visual, and electronic records. Archives are fragile and unique and must be kept and used under strict conditions if they are to survive for the use of future generations.

Cork City Development Board

By setting out a shared vision, “Imagine Our Future”, Cork City Development Board’s website helps public agencies and interest groups to work together in tackling the issues which local people have said are important to them. It has a particular focus on combating disadvantage and creating a more inclusive society.

Cork City Firebrigade

Cork City Fire Brigade has great relationships with Fire Fighters worldwide and many fire fighters have visited our Fire Stations down through the years to share experiences and stories. This website is an extension of our willingness to share our history, experiences and knowledge with you.

Cork City Libraries

The “Cork City Libraries” website provides an overview of the library services offered and online services including renewing or requesting items using the online Catalogue. Cork City Libraries provide a resource for all — for Life and Learning, for Culture and the Imagination, and for Children and Young People.

Cork City Marathon

Cork Docklands

The regeneration of the Cork City Docklands is a priority for Cork City Council. It is actively working to achieve this over the medium-term in co-operation with the various stakeholders in the Docklands. This website sets out a vision for a new urban quarter characterised by high quality design; residential, employment and leisure opportunities; and a superb quality of life in a high-density urban setting.

Cork Foyer

The Foyer provides a stimulating and supportive environment where positive developments are encouraged both personally and academically, equipping young adults with the skills needed to progress from dependence to independence. We strive to develop independent living skills through integrated training programmes and clear cut Support Plans, empowering young adults to realise their full potential and take their rightful place in the community. “All young people need a home, support and a springboard into independent living, learning and work. Some don’t get it. Foyers fill the Gap”– Foyer Federation.

Cork Heritage Openday

This website tells the tale of war and peace, learning and praying, high living and humble beginnings, through buildings such as Collins Barracks, The Masonic Hall, The Lifetime Lab, The Unitarian Church, South Presentation Convent and Frank O Connor House to mention a few. Many of these breathtaking buildings had never been open to the public in this manner before and were relatively unknown to visitors and the citizens of Cork. Cork Heritage Openday is an annual event that is greeted with great enthusiasm by building owners and members of the public alike.

Cork : Merchant City

This online exhibition explores the commercial heritage of Cork through its historical archives. Cork shares a proud heritage with other European cities as a place of enterprise and trade, 'merchant princes', markets and elegant shops, craftsmanship and manufacturing, culture and learning. Over 800 years ago, the citizens of Cork were granted extensive liberties to trade. This long history of commercial endeavour is documented in many of the surviving records held at Cork City and County Archives, particularly for the 19th century period.

Cork Past and Present

Interested in Cork and its stories? Need to find a bus route, or take an evening course? Whether you need to find out about Cork in the 12th century, 19th century or 21st century Cork Past & Present is your first port of call. Whether you are planning research, are looking for related web sites, or just want to browse through the photo gallery and the maps, adverts and other images, there's lots to interest you here. The website is a service of Cork City Libraries, who continue to add to the site's resources. 

Cork St. Patrick's Festival

Come join us as the streets burst into life with free family-fun entertainment as the centre of the city is set to become transformed by a riot of colour and sound. There will be something for everyone with food markets, street performers, musicians and marching bands bringing high-octane entertainment and lots of laughs. With so much to choose from and events free, Cork is definitely the place to be for St. Patrick’s weekend.

Lifetime Lab

The Lifetime Lab is a new amenity in Cork City. The website presents information on the history of the site and the steps that have been taken to conserve and restore it to its former glory. Its target audience includes schools, families, steam/heritage enthusiasts, tourists and the corporate hire sector.