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The walking Bridge between Union Quay and Morrison´s Quay

Before I went to bed had at least one Guinness and some nice G&T´s. The last thing I did before I hit the sack was to look at the map that Hertz had given me when I rented the car. I looked at the map and decided for Cork. Again I don’t know why but I had probably heard about it somewhere. Cork it had to be. Along with the key-card to open the door they had put and reduction card for the breakfast from 22 € to 15 € ad I decided that I would check it out when I woke up.

I woke up early and went down to the restaurant; I was not the only one that wanted to exploit Ireland. The breakfast was great and I had the possibility to read the newspaper; here I found out that Dublin would be crowded due to the harbour festival and the flower festival, so I kept my original plan; Cork.

The canal between Union Quay and Morrison´s Quay
On top of this I found out that Monday was a bank holiday weekend so everything was a bit upside down.

I took the car, still having fun driving with the steering wheel in the wrong side, but it was no big thing. I found my GPS which I always bring and put in Cork; 264 km, I had better to get started.

Cork was a nice city, I drove a tour in the city and then decided to park the car at the harbour on Union Quay which was one of the only streets where I had found parking spaces. I walked towards the city centre enjoying the atmosphere and the livly shopping support by a group of Inca’s playing the pan-flute.

I walked around trying to find a hairdresser, but in Cork they apparently concentrated on female cutting. I walked the entire city centre and found out that I was somewhat hungry and decided to walk in to a restaurant in the Huguenot quarter in Cork. The lunch was ok and I had a possibility to look into the Ireland map and again and I found the city of Crookhaven which sounded crazy in my ear.
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Holy Trinity Church at Father Matt…
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Colourful bar in Parliament Street
Colourful bar in Parliament Street
Shops in Princes Street
Shops in Princes Street
The shopping at St. Patrick Street
The shopping at St. Patrick Street
The shopping at St. Patrick Street
The shopping at St. Patrick Street
French Church Street
French Church Street
The signs reminds me of Belgium - …
The signs reminds me of Belgium -…
Carey´s Lane
Carey´s Lane
Flower Market
Flower Market
MMMAD! Yes why not!
MMMAD! Yes why not!
Hanover Street
Hanover Street
When time goes backwards
When time goes backwards
The Princes Street Market
The Princes Street Market
The Princes Street Market
The Princes Street Market
The Princes Street Market
The Princes Street Market
View from French´s Quay
View from French´s Quay
Cork Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
The Woodford
After having walked the streets of Cork for some time I felt like lunch. I chose for no reason The Woodford. The Woodford is a fairly big pub in the h… read entire review
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