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Fitzgerald's Park

Fitzgerald Park home to Cork Public Museum, it is just a short stroll along the on the Mardyke from Cork City centre and the University College Cork. Fitzgerald's Park where the visitor and local alike can enjoy a riverside picnic on the banks of the river Lee.

Fitzgerald's Park named after a previous Lord Mayor of Cork in 1901, Edward Fitzgerald, offers a quite retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, with its beautiful tree lined avenues, brimming flower beds and rose garden to its many statues and sculptures and the large central fountain, this 18 acre park is a wonderful treat

Fitzgerald's Park

There are many sculptures in Fitzgerald's Park one of the sculptures is of Michael Collins by Seamus Murphy. Fitzgerald's Park is a quiet haven, which has a playground for the children and a cafe to enjoy the view of the river Lee and across to the gardens and houses of the Sunday's Well area.


Fitzgerald's Park

Just a short walk across the road on one side is University College Cork (UCC) and across the river on Daly's Bridge (The Shakey Bridge) on Sunday's Well area you will find the old Cork City Gaol. Just above Fitzgerald's Park is the area around the Mardyke and here you will see the new Mardyke bridge and this lovely riverside walk

Fitzgerald's Park

If you walk a little further, continue through the park and exit by the Shakey bridge heading west in the direction of the Carrighrohane road, you will see the Cork County Hall on your left.

Shakey Bridge

You can miss it as it is Irelands 2nd largest building. Back into the riverside walk again and along an area called the Lee fields, with views of the River Lee, the water rushing on the Weir, this section of the River Lee is popular with canoeists, and sometimes keen fishermen. You can enjoy views across the water to the imposing Atkins Hall apartments built back in the 1800's and also the Lifetime Lab building, the red stone building with the large single tower/chimney which incorporated the Old Waterworks site at one stage on the Lee Road, some of the buildings there dated back to the 1700's.

Fitzgerald's Park & Cork Museum

Sky Garden

Fitzgerald's Park Sky Garden

Dermot Gavin’s Sky Garden won a gold medal at prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in 2011. It was then transported to Cork City and is currently on display in Fitzgerald Park. It originally included a sky pod centrepiece hanging from a crane some 30 metres above the ground. But in it's new home it will remain on the ground.

Fitzgerald's Park Sky Fountain

Fitzgeralds Park

Tel: +353 (0)21 4270679
Opening Hours:
November - February: 8.30 - 17.00
October & MArch: 8.30 - 18.00
April & September 8.30 - 20.00
May & August: 8.30 - 21.00
June & July: 8.30 - 22.00
Admission Free: Free

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