The magnificent Cobh Harbour is just a short drive from Cork. An enchanting place, the main district of Cork sits on an island formed by the diverging channels of the River Lee. The city itself is filled with a multitude of picturesque quays and bridges. Cork is the ideal spot to kit yourself out with Irish tweeds, kiss the Blarney Stone or simply relax and enjoy the charming countryside. Cork can be visited on one of our many Europe cruisesFind Cruises Sailing to This Port
When you're in Cork, you should to take the chance to visit Blarney, just five miles from Cork and 30 km (19 miles) from Cobh where the cruise ship is docked. There you'll find Blarney Castle, home of Ireland's 'Crown Jewel' – the Blarney Stone. Take part in a tradition shared by people from all over the world: kissing the Blarney Stone. It's supposed to bestow the gift of eloquence on anyone who does.
Traditional Irish cuisine is simple and wholesome. Colcannon is a vegetable dish of diced potatoes fried with onions and covered with cream. Tripe and drisheen are local specialities, the latter being a type of blood sausage. The brown bread is also excellent.
Ireland's official currency is the euro (EUR). Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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