|Location Map ( geo)|
|Next Terminal & Intermediate Destinations|
|Cork Airport • Fermoy • Limerick • Ringaskiddy • Tralee • Waterford|
Southern Ring and the Inner Orbital Route
Traffic flows in and around Cork, once a major bottleneck, have been transformed by the opening of the Cork Southern Ring and Jack Lynch Tunnel (now the N40) in 1999, allowing most major routes to bypass the city entirely on high-quality grade-separated dual carriageways. Within the city itself, there is an urban ring road made up of existing streets, to try and manage traffic flows within the town.
Cork City Railway
Cork was notable for having both a passenger tram network, as well as heavy rail running in shared space with road users along city streets. The heavy rail operated from 1912 to 1976 - although most of the service had closed by 1961.
Ferries and The Port
Car ferries from Cork run from nearby Ringsakiddy; however, a port exists within the east of the city on the River Lee where freight is still loaded and unloaded.
The river forms an important part of the city, bisecting the centre with its north and south channels and many bridges:
|Áth Cliath / DUBLIN,
Mainistir Fhear Maigh / FERMOY
|Áth Cliath / DUBLIN,||leads to N25 and M8|
|Luimneach / LIMERICK,
An Bhlarna / BLARNEY
|Tra Li / TRALEE|
|Ros Lair / ROSSLARE,||Cobh via R624, forms southern bypass|
|Aerfort / CORK AIRPORT,||Kinsale via R600|
|Rinn an Scidigh / RINGASKIDDY,
Carraig Ui Leighin / CARRIGALINE
|Cuarbhothar / SOUTH RING|
|Iarthar Chorcaí / WEST CORK,
Droichead na Bandan / BANDON
|North Ring Road|