Coming to Cork City is an entertainment opportunity in and of itself. History lovers will never tire of examining the many heritage sites within and without the city walls, and all shopping mavens will waste no time in exploring the myriad retail and second-hand shops and outlets that Cork City has to offer. With so many things to see and do that cater to individual tastes, families, couples and other visitors may also want to find something that they can all do and enjoy together. Fortunately Cork City offers a variety of entertainment venues, at least one of which is certain to delight.

For live entertainment, what better way to honour Ireland’s rich literary heritage of playwrights than by attending a performance at one of the theatres? The Granary Theatre, owned by the University College Cork, regularly features dramatic performances in a variety of tradition, ranging from theatre to dance to live art. Or you may want to try the Cork Arts Centre, which features all the new plays and the work of Ireland’s new playwrights.

Also popular with locals and visitors alike is the City Limits Comedy Club, which features a weekly live comedy program of high quality, running from Wednesday to Sunday. For those with more eclectic tastes there is the Triskel Arts Centre, a forum for music, literary, theatrical and visual art, meaning all visitors are certain to find something they enjoy. Or, if it’s dance performances you prefer, inquire about the Firkin Crane Dance Centre, which is home to the Institute for Choreography and Dance.

For a really unique experience, though, the Cosmopolitan can’t be beaten. The venue has worked hard to earn its reputation as a premier venue for live entertainment as well as an establishment where theatre goers can get the very best in food and drink, as well as entertainment. Visitors to Cork City will never be bored.