is an initiative of
Cork City Council
& Cork Business
Your 24 Page Guide to Christmas
Shopping and Entertainment
in Cork City Centre
G if t Ideas
E a ting Out
C lubs & Pubs
G aller ies
and much mor e ...
I am especially pleased to welcome
this, the first, Cork City Centre
Christmas Shopping Guide. I invite
you to come to Cork City Centre this
Christmas and enjoy all the traditional
atmosphere of a Cork Christmas.
Cork City Centre has never looked
better as we near the completion of the city centre regeneration
programme. New streetscapes, new lights, plazzas and pavements are
lending a unique contemporary aspect to our historic city.
As Lord Mayor of Cork I wish all our citizens and visitors, a very Happy
Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
Come to Cork City Centre and explore
more that 600 shops, department
stores and beautiful boutiques, 200
places to eat and drink, galleries,
museums, theatres and cinemas all
serviced by more than 8,000 car
parking spaces,. Cork City Centre
values your custom and promises you
great Christmas atmosphere,
convenient shopping, good value.
Christmas in the heart of Cork; packed with festive colour, friends and
great, great shopping.
I would like to thank O’Callaghan Properties who’s sponsorship made
this publication possible and I would also like to acknowledge the
kind support of the City Centre businesses.
Come to Cork City Centre and have a Cracker of a Christmas!
Liz Mc Avoy, Cork City Challenge
Cork, in a little over 20 years, has re-
invented itself economically and I
think the portents here are very
good. However, if we are to compete
successfully for investment, for our
share of the tourism market, for
shoppers and visitors, we certainly
need to market the area better and
to best international standards.
I am pleased that some important steps are being taken in that regard
at present and I’m glad to see that the marketing of Cork City Centre
which our company is supporting this Christmas, forms part of that