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Locuming in Cork, Ireland

One of the benefits of becoming a locum pharmacist is the flexibility it offers. As a locum, you’re no longer confined to working in just one location, but instead can work in different pharmacies around the country. This is great for those who like to explore new places, enjoy staycations, or want to continue working while visiting friends and family. If you’re looking for inspiration on things to do, we’ve put together the following guide to help you!

This post will look at the south of Ireland, and give you some ideas for how to spend your trip if you decide to locum in Cork. With over 200 pharmacies, county Cork is a great option for those looking to work and experience some of the best that Ireland has to offer!

Top Things to Do in Cork:

The English Markets:

If you’ve never been before, why not start by exploring Cork City? Here you’ll find the English Market, which is a treasure trove for food lovers, offering a diverse range of stalls, including butchers, fishmongers, cheesemongers, delicatessens, greengrocers, bakers, and more. The market is known for its vibrant atmosphere and friendly traders who are passionate about their offerings.

Blarney Castle and Stone:

Located just outside Cork City, Blarney Castle is a must-visit attraction for all the family. Climb to the top and kiss the famous Blarney Stone to receive the "gift of gab.” Explore the castle's beautiful gardens and enjoy scenic walks in the surrounding area.

Blarney Castle

Discover the Titanic Experience:

Head to Cobh, where you’ll find the Titanic Experience, located in the historic White Star Line Building – the very place from where Titanic’s last passengers departed. Learn about the Titanic's connection to Cobh and explore the interactive museum, which provides a fascinating insight into the history of the ship.

Visit Cork City Gaol:

Step back in time by visiting the Cork City Gaol. This former prison offers guided tours that provide a glimpse into the harsh conditions prisoners endured in the 19th century. The gaol offers a fascinating and somewhat eerie experience.

Take a Trip to Kinsale:

Just a short drive from Cork City, Kinsale is a great place to spend a weekend. Known for its colourful buildings, picturesque harbour, and gourmet food scene, Kinsale is a delightful place to explore. Visit Charles Fort, sample delicious seafood, and browse the local art galleries and boutiques.

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Explore the University College Cork (UCC):

Some of you may have studied and graduated as a pharmacist within the walls of UCC! Whether you’re taking a trip down memory lane, or visiting for the first time, it’s worth taking a stroll around the beautiful campus of one of Ireland's oldest universities. Admire the stunning architecture or explore the impressive Crawford Art Gallery located on the grounds!

Experience the Wild Atlantic Way:

Embark on a scenic drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches along Ireland's west coast. Cork boasts some breathtaking coastal scenery along this route, including the dramatic cliffs at Mizen Head and the picturesque beaches of Inchydoney and Barleycove.

Fota Wildlife Park:

Interested in learning about different animals, and fancy a change from Dublin Zoo? The park is home to a diverse range of animals from around the world, including endangered species. Expect to see monkeys, cheetahs, penguins and even kangaroos in spacious and natural habitats. Fota Wildlife Park offers an interactive and educational experience, and there are various talks, feeding sessions, and animal encounters available throughout the day.

fota wildlife park


Ready to Locum in Cork?

If you need help booking shifts, our locum coordinator Laura will help you out! She is here to assist with anything you need when it comes to booking shifts in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Waterford, and Tipperary.

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Posted on 21 June 2023
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