If you have a chance to go off the beaten path while visiting Cork, you should really try for a Sunday in Blackrock Village. It’s only a 20 minute bus ride from Cork City center and hosts a farmer’s market with all sorts of goodies on Sunday mornings. The revamped harbour provides that perfect location to enjoy your treats and listen to some local music. We explored even further. We trekked through the park nearby to spot Dundanion Castle, took a stroll down Blackrock’s Old Railway Station which is now a walking path, and ended up at one of Cork’s most famous landmarks, Blackrock Castle. It was the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful, Irish summer day.
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