Cork is Ireland’s largest county, and it boasts the third largest city on our island. It will come as no surprise that the self-proclaimed ‘real capital’ of Ireland is brimming with life and activity, and there are many reasons that make it one of our most popular tourist destinations.
The population of Cork City is comfortably clear of two-hundred thousand people. Some 1.6 million tourists visited Leeside in 2019, and some of their reasons for doing so are listed below.
Restaurants in Cork
A quick look on Trip Advisor will tell you that some of Ireland’s premier restaurants are based in Cork. Some of the top choices for good food include Oliver Plunkett Street’s Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse, which also carries its own range of craft beers.
Right beside the famed English Market and using only meats and produce sourced by their neighbours, is the SpitJack, whose rotisserie brasserie is often mentioned as one of Cork’s finest eateries.
Finally, catering to all diets, Cork offers plenty by way of vegan and vegetarian options. The River Club boast an extensive range of quality vegan food, as do the Haveli Indian Restaurant on Church St.
Bars in Cork
Anyone who has visited Cork will attest that the city is littered with famous pubs. The Mutton Lane Inn is believed to be among the oldest pubs on Leeside. A quintessential Irish tavern, low-lit and brimming with character, the Mutton Lane Inn is steeped in the city’s history.
Coughlan’s, the Oliver Plunkett and Sin É also stand among the most esteemed pubs in the city. Each offer the bonus of live music and huge atmospheres.
Not to ignore the quality of pubs countywide, there are plenty of outstanding options further afield. DeBarra’s Folk Club in Clonakilty and Connolly’s of Leap are two of Cork’s most iconic bars and music venues, with over a hundred years of local history built up between them.
Events in Cork
The Cork Jazz Festival is one of the premier events on the Irish calendar and draws an enormous crowd into the city every October. The jazz trail around the centre brings major business to pubs and venues, and never fails to be listed as one of the best weekends the country has to offer.
Cork boasts a variety of annual festivals, incorporating folk, film and one-off celebrations like the Wren Boys Street Carnival which takes place every December. Events take place in both the city centre and the surrounding towns, with the likes of Skibbereen and Clonakilty famed for their pop-up festivals.
The Cork Opera House is one of the premier music venues in Ireland and it hosts a variety of international acts year-round.
Late-Night Entertainment in Cork
If it gets to closing time and your appetite for entertainment remains unsated, there is the option of finishing the night with a trip to the casino. Premier Casinos are leaders in Irish late-night entertainment, especially in Cork City.
Our flagship property is beside Brown Thomas on Winthorpe Street, and we also cater to customers in locations on North Main Street and in Ballincollig. With a total of seven Premier Casinos in the country, Cork represents our largest base.
Premier Casinos offer a wide variety of slots and roulette machines, all designed to the highest specifications to allow customers to tailor their own personalised, digital gambling experience.
You can read more about slots, including information on how and where to play slot machines, here.
Casino Roulette in Cork City
Roulette is widely considered to be the most popular game for punters in both online and offline casinos. It is heralded for the ease with which it can be played, as well as being among the most fun and social attractions in a casino.
Roulette is available to play at all Premier Casinos locations. For more information on how to play and win at the game, you can read about roulette here.
Premier Casinos Jackpots
Jackpots are one of the most attractive elements of casino entertainment. Premier Casinos offer Daily Jackpots and Mega Jackpots, representing some of the largest and most frequent casino jackpots in the country.
Aided by linked machines, jackpots are the largest and most fruitful machine wins a casino has to offer. For more information on how they work, you can read about jackpots here.
It is important to remember gambling should always be considered a form of entertainment and not a means of making money. You should only gamble with money you can afford to lose. Premier Casinos strive to provide a safe, fun and social environment so remember to set reasonable limits and that you can always take a break.