Breakfast at Tara's Tea Room on McCurtain Street. At the heart of Cork’s VQ Quarter . This quaint, quirky tea rooms is something of a local favourite (and a bit of well-kept secret) with cityfolk. It offers great breakfasts, lunches and teas, it caters for vegetarians, the staff are very friendly and it’s just a great spot to start your day.
A Quick Visit To - Mother Jones’ Flea Market , on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10pm. Just around the corner from the tea-rooms, this indoor vintage market has 18 stalls piled high with Vintage, Antique, Retro and Collectable clothes, furniture, records and just about everything else. There’s a little café and live music at the weekends (check their Facebook page for opening times).
Or if it’s outdoor weather - try Yoga In The Park – with the Himalaya Valley Yoga Centre – they run regular morning classes in Cork’s Fitzgerald’s Park, a beautiful Victorian pleasure gardens by the river, just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre. If you are walking back from Fitzgerald’s Park to the City Centre, drop into Records & Relics on Lancaster Quay. It’s a funky little vintage shop, stocking original vinyl records, vintage clothing, antiques, retro and collectible items. You could find a weird and wonderful souvenir of the city.
Or – On Saturdays, try a unique experience - row a currach or small, traditional Irish rowing boat - on the Lee with the Naomhoga Chorcai rowing club – for just €10 you can learn to row and pull up the river from the Marina to the city.