Cork City: A Tech And Culture Hub

Stelfox in Cork City is located in the diverse and idyllic Rebel County, which has its own unique identity.

Cork’s storytelling culture and local areas of interest have attracted tourists from all corners of the world along with plenty of people choosing to relocate there.

This history of storytelling has formed a cultural hub within a tech capital, with a treasured variety of free-to-affordable, accessible venues available within the city and the wider county.

Cork is a focal point for both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East tourism routes; with burgeoning local developments for all budgets.

For this piece, we are focusing on Cork City and its close suburban surrounds.

You can make the most of your downtime in this space which celebrates work/life balance.

Below are a few of many choices available in Cork.

Exhibition Spaces In Cork. 

The local area is filled with exciting galleries and exhibition spaces which are open to the public.

The Glucksman is a multi-floor structure consisting of three contemporary galleries.

This noted piece of architecture is located at the entrance of the University College Cork (UCC) Campus, which itself is a standout venue for discovering Cork.

Make sure to check out the University’s Quadrangle and Visitors Centre!

The Crawford Art Gallery at Emmet Place is a national institution which celebrates the artistic history and contemporary creative scene of Cork.

It is located in the heart of Cork City centre.

The Crawford is a vital part of Cork life and is open to all with free admission.

Triskel Christchurch, South Main Street is a former church and now a mixed-use centre of creativity.

This includes an art gallery and preserved indoor burial ground.

Both of these are free to access and it is also an atmospheric venue for arthouse films and concerts.

St. Peter’s Cork, North Main Street is a revitalised hub for Cork’s history and culture.

The Lavit Gallery, Wandesford Quay and 2020 Curates, North Mall are also notable options for cultural and artistic exploration and the purchase of local creations.

Cork Outdoor Options.

Cycling in Cork: With a year-long subscription beginning at €10, the Bikeshare scheme in Cork navigates its way along the River Lee and through many key components of the city.

It is a very reasonable annual investment for Cork residents, new and old.

The Banks of the Lee Walkway is named after our local river and is a scenic urban walkway which links the North of the River Lee (near Sunday’s Well Tennis Club) to the UCC / Mardyke area.

It is a popular spot for runners and commuters.

This area leads onto the Mardyke development, which is a true sports district, being host to cricket grounds and a state-of-the-art gym and sports arena.

This particular part of the city is also home to the free access Cork Public Museum, located in the centre of Fitzgerald’s Park.

This park is a popular and well-maintained area which attracts locals and new residents of the city.

It is a place for concerts, educational events and local productions.

For tech newcomers to Cork, you will find a vast array of free to reasonably-priced options in your social life here.

With a very popular live music scene, a move to Cork will keep you entertained!

Cork is a city of public art with events and exhibitions to suit all tastes.

Make Cork your place to consider for an IT and Tech future!

To find out more about how Stelfox can help you move your career to Cork, call our South Mall office on +353 21 427 3668 or search our live jobs here


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