4. Bridges of Cork City Centre

They say the best way to get to know a city is to walk it – in Cork you can get lost in narrow streets, marvel at old cobbled lane ways, photograph old street corners, look up beyond the modern shopfronts, gaze at clues from the past, be enthused and at the same time disgusted by a view, smile at interested locals, engage in the forgotten and the remembered, search and connect for something of oneself, thirst in the sense of story-telling – in essence feel the DNA of the place. This short trail provides insights into the city centre bridges, their stories and place in Cork.

The trail on the link below is about 2 hours and the suggested trail is clockwise from Nano Nagle Bridge up the south channel and down the north channel to cross back to the south channel again and back to the National Monument. Follow the map.

St Vincent’s Bridge, Cork (picture: Kieran McCarthy)