Cork Weather April Averages, Ireland
April remains chilly in Cork, with temperatures at an average of 46°F (8°C). The mean lows are at 39° (4°C) and the average highs are 52°F (11°C), so dress for winter weather.
Precipitation averages 70mm (2.76") over a median period of 15 days, making an umbrella a necessary accessory.
Sea temperatures average 50°F (10°).
Sunshine is to be enjoyed on an average of 8 hours a day this month.
Simple accommodations with hearty breakfasts are to be had at the Anam Cara, located adjacent to Cork College. Hosts are very accommodating and prices are reasonable.
Garnish House is housed in a majestic Georgian townhouse. Tea and scones are offered to guests upon arrival. The rooms are graced with bowls of fresh fruit and flower arrangements. Breakfasts are reputed be unbelievable, with 30 varieties of food fit for any gourmand. Garnish House is within walking distance of the town centre.
Ireland's second city has always had impressive sense of pride. In 2005 Cork was designated European Capital of Culture. Modern glass-and-steel buildings grace the banks of the River Lee. Galleries, arts festivals, bars and shops add to the city's charm, and restaurants flourish to make Cork a paradise for lovers of fine food.
Speaking of food, for a great breakfast try the Farmgate Café, located in the famous English Market. Later, after you have worked up a thirst, visit the Franciscan Well Brewery for a cool beer.
If you are interested in impressive, but affordable art, don't miss the Fenton Gallery on Wandesford Quay and Buckley Fine Art on Fenns Quay.
A must-see for visitors to Cork is Blarney Castle, just 8 miles from the city proper. Built nearly six centuries ago by Cormac McCarthy, one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, it is known the world over for its "Blarney Stone". Kissing the Blarney Stone for luck is an age old tradition. Blarney Castle is a sight worth seeing with its imposing structures and beautiful gardens.
Don't miss Rock Close, an enchanted spot where a natural terrace hangs above the river waters as they flow peacefully below. Here, nature and art go hand in hand. The wishing steps invite you to climb up and take with you the hope that your fondest dreams will come true.
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