Cork City Tours

Explore the Ancient City: The Cork City Walls Tour

Cork City 1690 AD
Historical depiction of Cork Walled City in 1690

Learn how Cork City began and developed through the centuries.

Take this unique 90 minute tour around the old Cork City Walls area and discover who built them, when, how and why. In addition, this tour will point out and describe:

  • The English Market
  • Kings & Queens Old Castle
  • The Shandon Quarter
  • Historic North-South Main Street
  • Old Elizabeth Fort
  • Saint Finbarre’s Cathedral

On this walk you will discover things about Cork that you won’t hear about anywhere else. It is led by myself, Paul Lee. I’m an architect and love to study history and- of course- the old architecture of Cork City.

Want to experience an excellent bus tour instead? please visit Cork City Tours

Tours take place each Wednesday and each Sunday* @ 12 Noon (For 90 minutes) at the National Monument in the Grand Parade– See “Meet Here” on the map above- Cost: €15 pp, €12 OAP/ Students. Children are free. For more information, or to book a special tour for your group please call 087.6049599 or email

Voulez-vous faire ce tour en français? 🇫🇷 Contactez moi á +353.87.6049599 ou email

*Tours run from start of May to end of September

Note: This tour is external only- We don’t go inside the locations, but I detail the main features along the route and encourage you to explore further.