Whether you are a Cork native or visiting from elsewhere, Fitzgerald’s Park is a great place to visit in the heart of Cork city. The famous park is proudly named after a previous Lord Mayor of Cork in 1901 (Edward Fitzgerald).
Located along the Mardyke in Cork City centre and near the University College Cork, it’s the perfect spot to go for a stroll and enjoy the surrounding natural splendour. Spanning 18 acres, you are sure to enjoy a different route almost every time you take a walk there. The park is also free admission so you can take the kids for a budget friendly day out or enjoy some special moments with your other half.
The large centre fountain is a high point for many visitors, as are the bountiful flower beds and the gorgeous rose garden.
The park is home to the Cork Public Museum which opened in 1945 and well worth a visit. Browse the artefacts from the Mesolithic period and view the collection of Youghal needlepoint Lace, Cork Silver and Cork Glass.
The park also has stunning views of the River Lee. Why not take a picnic to enjoy with loved ones along the banks of the river during your trip to the park? We’re sure you will enjoy every minute!