Any trip to Ireland has to tick off a trip to Cork City. As Ireland’s second city, it’s a busy, friendly city with plenty to do. For a pleasant shopping experience, walk the lengths of Patrick’s Street, Oliver Plunkett’s street, Grand Parade, North Main street. Raining? Take shelter and continue shopping in one of the several shopping centres available. And there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, where you can relax and watch the world go by. Catch a game: Cork City FC – (Soccer City UK coach Steven Beattie’s current team) play in the League of Ireland.