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Cork Ferry Port Overview

Cork Ferry Port is situated in Ringaskiddy village 12 miles to the south of Cork city, in Ireland. Cork Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and is located at the mouth of River Lee.

Cork city is located slightly upstream on the River Lee to the northwest of Cork Harbour, whereas Ringaskiddy lies on the lower harbour on the western shore and has therefore been developed into a modern deep water ferry port because of its easy access to Cork and surrounding cities.

Thanks to a sustained period of traffic growth and investment in modern facilities extending over the past 35 years, Cork is today acknowledged as one of Europe's most progressive and successful ferry ports.

Cork is a very important sea port, offering shortest and fastest ferry route to the continent from Ireland. The Port of Cork is enjoying high traffic with an average of 36 cruise ships scheduled.

Cork is the third largest town in Ireland, after Dublin and Belfast and its port is the gateway to Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Southern Ireland. Cork is a historic place and yet very modern and dynamic, with all the amenities of a big city in terms of shopping, dining and entertainment.

The River Lee flows through the Cork city in two main channels and some of the main streets are built over these channels. A great way to see the city is to walk along the hilly streets and explore the splendid architecture.

St. Finn Barre's Cathedral, a fine example of French Gothic architecture, The Tudor - Gothic University College with its attractive riverside quadrangle, the Blackrock Castle, The Crawford Gallery with interesting sculpture collection, Beamish Stout Brewery, the Jameson Heritage Centre, The Royal Gun Powder mills along with open air street markets which represent the folk culture of Cork are just a few of the many attractions in and around Cork.
 




 


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Book your ferry online and a booking reference will be sent to you by email. When you arrive at the port of departure present the booking reference number together with a photo ID and you will be given your ferry tickets.


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Cork Ferry Port Services

Cork Ferry Port has excellent modern facilities to ensure the safe and smooth passage of passengers through the port.

Parking facility is available at the port but please call 00 353 (0) 21 4277 801 for more information.

Cork Ferry Port Directions

By Car
Take the N25 South Link road from the Cork City and then take the N28 to Ringaskiddy and follow signs to the ferry terminal. Dublin is linked through N8 and N20 links Cork - Limerick and Galway.

By Rail
The train station is on the Lower Glanmire road less than a mile from the city centre. Nationwide trains operate from here. Irish Rail's travel centre is located at 65 Patrick Street for all enquiries.

By Bus
There is an hourly service from Cork train station to the Ferry port which takes approximately 45 minutes. Private buses operate from various points along St. Patrick's street and from outside Mulligan's on Parnell Place.


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