ACET: Outdoor Chill spots in Cork City
Cork has been experiencing some beautiful sunshine and balmy temperatures throughout the past week. To keep our students informed of some of the hidden gems across the city, we have compiled a short list of places that are ideal for chilling out on our beautiful sunny days lately.
1. Fitzgerald’s Park
This beautifully kept park is Cork’s best secret. Here is what some visitors to Fitzgerald’s Park said on Tripadvisor:
“Hidden gem of Cork. Spent a lovely sunny afternoon by the river. Beautiful and so well-tended. Generations of Corkonians have enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of this lovely 18 acre park in the heart of the city”
“Much is on offer for free: spectacular views of Sundays Well, the Mardyke and the river Lee, a very popular Café, an interesting Museum, beautifully manicured gardens, swings and slides, lovely trees and shrubs, interesting sculptures and above all a serene ambiance pervades this lovely facility. A visit here is surely a highlight of any visit to the real capital of Ireland”
“Lovely little park with access to the “shaky bridge” and Cork Jail. There is also a cafe and nice outdoor sculptures – really worth visiting!”
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2. University College Cork campus
The magnificent green campus of UCC is an excellent spot for soaking up some summer rays. Toward the end of the academic year the lawns of UCC are dotted with students relaxing, playing frisbee and generally doing anything to avoid studying for end of term exams!
3. The Camp Field on Patrick’s Hill
The Camp Field is a lesser known green area at the top of Patrick’s Hill. It’s likely that you will have this area all to yourself! You can enjoy a panoramic view of Cork city form this gorgeous green site.
5. Bishop Lucey Park
Located right in the city centre off the Grand Parade (opposite the English Market) this beautiful park is a perfect place to relax on the grass on a fine day. On sunny days this park is packed with students and office workers soaking up the rays on their lunch break.