Top things to see & do with your friends in Cork

19 June, 2017

Visiting Cork for Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular this July? Make sure to explore and enjoy the delights that 'Ireland's real capital' has to offer.

Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular is proud to be at the maritime gateway of Ireland’s Ancient East path. 

It is this special union of times gone by and story-telling that creates true magic for the ultimate unforgettable experience. Ireland’s Ancient East offers tourists a chance to peel back the layers of time and experience 5,000 years of European history in a compact area, all starting in Cork. Read more about Ireland's Ancient East here

To aid you in your Ancient East discovery and make sure you have the best experience in Cork possible, Laya Healtcare's City Spectacular has put together a ‘Top 5 Things’ for you to see and do with your friends on your stay in Cork.


1. Titanic Experience Cobh- Live the History, Feel the Story!

Titanic Experience Cobh is located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office-the departure point for the final 123 passengers to board Titanic on April 11th 1912. Take a step back in time and retrace the footsteps of those passengers, experience their anticipation as they waited to board the ship and see what life would have been like for them on board. Discover more about their stories and why they were travelling to America! Click here the link if you want to live the history and feel the story of the 123 passengers!


2. The Jameson Distillery Midelton - A tour for all the senses!

The Jameson Experience is a guided tour which brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life. Learn about the hard working people and field-to-glass processes responsible for the whiskey that bears John Jameson's name. On the tour you’ll get to visit the amazing buildings the distillery has to offer, with a comparative whiskey tasting, a true tour for all the senses! For more information click here.


3. Shandon Bells- See the Spectacular 360 Views of Cork

For a unique experience, visit the legendary Shandon Bells in Cork City. With its spectacular bell tower and distinctive Italianate architecture, St. Anne's Church is one of Cork's most iconic landmarks and oldest church standing since 1722. It is said that a true Cork City local must be born within earshot of the famous northside bells. Become a bell ringer for the afternoon before exploring the inner workings of the famous clock, then climb 132 steps to enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of the city. For more information on how you can ring the historic bell go to:


4.The English Market- The bustling social hub of the City


Situated in the heart of Cork City, the English Market is a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788. Developed and still owned by Cork City Council, the Market is one of the oldest municipal markets of it’s kind in the world. It’s seen as a civic space, a meeting place, a thoroughfare, and a bustling social hub of the city. Click the link to find out more about this feast of food

5. Zipit Farran Park Cork-  Get back to nature and let yourself go!

Zipit is a high wire forest adventure park with a difference. A place for young and old, where children can let their imagination run wild and where adults can embrace their inner child. You can climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, even ride a bmx across a bridge, before zipping down one of our many ziplines. Come as a family, come on your own, or bring along a group. Children from age 7 to adults can enjoy up to 4 hours of excitement and adventure. Click here if you want to get back to nature and let yourself go!

That wraps up our top ‘5 things to see and do with your mates’’ on your visit to Cork. For more information and ideas for things to do go to and to plan your amazing trip to Cork and it’s fabulous City.