We’re delighted to introduce our city walking trails, which will take you through the city so that you can explore the richness of Cork’s history and prehistory at your leisure. We welcome your feedback on these trials to help us improve them.
You can access the Google Earth links below to navigate the City using the maps there.
Whatever you choose, be safe out there.
The second of our walks through Cork’s city centre. South of the River Lee, the area’s foundation is mostly dominated by limestone.
This walk is considerably shorter and easier than Northside walk, but not necessarily boring. It takes in some of Cork’s famous landmarks, and more importantly, some beautiful rocks!
City Centre Walk
Cork’s City centre is full of reminders of Cork’s ancient and recent past. Venture on a city trail that will encourage you to see the city in a new way.
University College Cork or UCC is comprised of many iconic buildings and monuments in the city. However, there are also several geological gems to discover while you are there. Whether you are a student or a visitor, this tour will help you discover some of these.
Get a glimpse of the city’s now disused limestone and sandstone quarries. These sites were once parts of busy industries that supplied the city with its iconic red and white walls and monuments.