Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

This magical walking audio tour will take you strolling along popular St Patrick’s Street, the enchanting English Market echoing with the sound of the bell of St. Anne’s Church.

Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city.

Learn about the history of Cork, from its foundation on the River Lee and Saint Fin Barre’s establishment of a monastery, to Viking dominance, Norman rule, the War of the Roses, the Protestant Reformation and the Irish War of Independence.

To discover this fabulous city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.

The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.

Please note that this tour is only available in English.
* Duration: 2 to 3 hours
* Starts: Cork, Ireland
* Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> Audio Guided Tours




This magical walking audio tour will take you strolling along popular St Patrick’s Street, the enchanting English Market echoing with the sound of the bell of St. Anne’s Church.

Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city.

Learn about the history of Cork, from its foundation on the River Lee and Saint Fin Barre’s establishment of a monastery, to Viking dominance, Norman rule, the War of the Roses, the Protestant Reformation and the Irish War of Independence.

To discover this fabulous city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking.

The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way.

Please note that this tour is only available in English.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The English Market, 41 Princes Street, Cork T12 RW26 Ireland

There has been a market on this site since 1788 and its official name is the Princes Street

Market.

The reclaiming of marshy lands strongly influenced the development of the market. The

channels in between were in

filled to form many of today’s st

reets such as St Patrick’s, Grand Parade

and Princes Street, proving ideal in forming the market.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Patrick Street, Cork Ireland

The street once formed a curving part of the River Lee and was initially turned into a canal, alongside

which quays and sh

ops sprang, until, in 1780, it was completely filled in to form the street it is today.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Butter Museum, Shandon, Cork Ireland

The Cork Butter Museum is located in the building that used to house the Cork Butter

Market.Opened in 1770, it became the largest butter exc

hange in the world and traded for 150

years, exporting Cork butter worldwide and bringing great wealth to the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Anne’s Church, 2 Church Street Shandon, Cork T23 YN88 Ireland

In the Shandon district of the city, is one of Cork’s most famous landmarks, the pepper pot like steeple of
St. Anne’s Church, which at a massive 170 feet has continued to dominate Cork’s skyline since 1722.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Dean St, Cork Ireland

St Fin Barre is the legendary Patron Saint of Cork, who arrived in the seventh century and built the

monastic set

tlement at the mouth of the River Lee, which became an important portal from county

to city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Elizabeth Fort 1 Barrack Street, Cork T12 C8A0 Ireland

Elizabeth Fort was built in 1601, following Queen Elizabeth I’s order for five star

shaped forts to be

built outside the

defence walls to protect the coastal towns of Ireland.

Duration: 15 minutes