It’s a sunny, brisk day in a city that is new to me; the perfect day to grab my camera and go explore. Fluffy clouds, blue skies, people out bustling around city center, a river bank, fall trees, it doesn’t get much better than this. But wait…it does. Cork City in Ireland has a series of self-guided walks around the city that will lead you through this picturesque town and it’s history.
Walking Cork City
The Shandon Walk, City Center Island Walk, University Walk, and South Parish Walk all start at Daunt’s Square and there are information panels and color coded signs (red walking man for Shandon Walk, orange walking man for City Center Island Walk, green walking man for University Walk, and blue walking man for South Parish Walk). These signs are found along the way of each route to ensure you stay on track. In addition, you can get a brochure and walking map to guide you.
Downloadable .pdf Walking Map Cork City:
University Walking Map
Shandon Walking Map
City Centre Walking Map
South Parish Walking Map
I took the University Walk with a local friend and found lots of little gems I never would have otherwise knew about or found without the map. We walked through little neighborhoods, stopped at museums, meandered through the University campus, stopped in riverside parks, and enjoyed the artistic graffiti along this route. A perfect day for a photo walk. Here were some of my favorite captures from the day.
By S.Rajah Iyer March 10, 2015 - 10:07 am
By De'Jav March 11, 2015 - 10:28 am
Nice pics place looks like it has some character.
By Sherry March 11, 2015 - 1:23 pm
It’s a really cool city. And I loved the university campus!
By Jade March 22, 2015 - 7:05 am
Awesome! I will have to check out these walks when I eventually make it there. Did you do any of the others?
By Sherry April 1, 2015 - 1:37 am
I did the University walk and the South Parish walk – both really good.
By Mary Mack March 31, 2015 - 9:51 pm
Great Photo. Looks like a nice blend of historic buildings and young and trendy
By Raymond May 2, 2017 - 5:42 am
Great photos! They took me back to my student days at UCC.