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Fitzgerald's Park
Cork City, Co. Cork
Family friendly
Free to visit
Cloudy days
Fitzgerald's Park is the original site of the 1902 International Exhibition held in Cork and named after Lord Mayor, Edward Fitzgerald. Located on the banks of the River Lee, this 18 acre park on Mardyke Walk is a short stroll away from the Cork Public Museum.

Generations of Cork citizens and visitors have enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere of Fitzgerald's Park.

The Park is named after Edward Fitzgerald, the city's Lord Mayor and Exhibition Committee chairman who was instrumental in organising Cork's International Exhibition. The legacy of this 'world trade fair' is this oasis on the outskirts of Cork city which still features the original pavilion and ornamental fountain from the Exhibition era. The Park offers a quite retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The gardens play host to the Cork Public Museum and Sky Garden, the Natural Foods Bakery Café, sculptures, a waterlily bedecked pond, a variety of sculptures and playground. One of the sculptures is of Michael Collins by Seamus Murphy. Daly's Bridge, built in 1926, connects Sundays Well Road with these charming formal gardens. This pedestrian bridge is known locally as the 'Shakey Bridge' which spans the River Lee.

Boat slips, or berths, along the river bank are an evocative reminder of when residents went punting on the river.

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Mardyke, Cork, Ireland
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