The Bradt City Guide: Cork

The Bradt City Guide: Cork

by Linda Fallon

Paperback(Second Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841621968
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Series: Bradt Mini Guide Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 4.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Linda Fallon, born in Cork, has lived there on and off for the last ten years in between traveling extensively around the globe.

Table of Contents


Introduction     VII
How to Use this Book     X
Contexts     1
History     2
Economy     9
People     9
Cultural etiquette     9
Giving something back/Local charities     10
Business     10
Religion     10
Culture and festivals     11
Sport     18
Geography and climate     23
Planning     25
The city - a practical overview     25
When to visit     28
Suggested itineraries     39
Tourist offices     40
Tour operators     41
Red tape     43
Getting there and away     45
Time     48
Health and safety     49
What to take     49
Money and budgeting     50
Practicalities     53
Banks and money matters     53
Communications     55
Media     57
Embassies and consulates     58
Medical services     59
Religious services     60
Local tour operators     60
Other practicalities     63
Local Transport     64
Buses     64
Trains     66
Taxis and cabs     66
Airport transfer     67
Car hire     68
Parking     69
Bike hire     70
Accommodation     71
Hotels     72
Guesthouses     80
Hostels     82
Self-catering     84
Eating and Drinking     86
Restaurants     87
Cafes     108
Bars and pubs serving food     114
Take-aways     115
Further afield     117
Drinking     119
Entertainment and Nightlife     131
Nightclubs     131
Gay/Lesbian     132
Theatre and opera     134
Cinema     135
Live music venues     137
Shopping     139
Antiques     140
Alternative     140
Bookshops     142
Clothes and fashion     143
Food and wine     145
Gifts     147
Home furnishings     148
Jewellery     148
Music      148
Outdoor shops     149
Supermarkets/department stores/shopping centres     150
Walking Tours     153
Walk 1 - city centre     153
Walk 2 - circling the city centre     158
Sightseeing     167
Art galleries     167
Museums     171
Churches/cathedrals     176
Other attractions     178
Parks and lakes     187
Entertaining the children     189
Beyond the City     192
Heritage cards     192
Blarney     193
Cobh     195
Fota     199
Gougane Barra Forest Park     201
Kinsale     202
Midleton     208
Language     213
Irish     214
Cork slang     220
Further Information     221
Entertainment     221
Maps     221
Books     221
Gay Cork     222
Websites     222
Index     224

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