Deirdre Forde


The city is home to several galleries, museums, The National Sculpture Factory, theatres, dance companies and artist workshops. The city also boasts a year-long calendar of festivals ranging from folk, jazz, choral and film.

Today, Cork attracts approximately 17.5% of all overseas visitors who come to Ireland and is second only to Dublin in terms of tourist bed nights. Many famous tourist blogs and travel guide publishers like Lonely Planet, National Geographic, The Huffington Post and Yahoo Travel have considered Cork as one of the World's Top Ten Travel destinations.