The easiest way to get around Cork is by car or motorbike. You'll have the freedom not only to see the main attractions, but also to go off the “beaten path” and discover hidden gems. Most international car rental companies operate in Cork. The good thing about traveling to Cork during this time is that not many people come, except around St.
Patrick's Day (which is celebrated in March). A crowd of visitors travel to Cork in summer just to visit some of the beaches in the west of the city. This Cork travel guide wouldn't have been complete without mentioning at least the gardens of Blarney Castle. Just because Cork is a safe place doesn't mean you shouldn't take the usual precautions you would take when you travel anywhere else.
Travellers who decide to drive in Cork should keep in mind that in Ireland you drive on the left side of the road and be careful with one-way streets and limited parking options. This area of Ireland has a fairly mild climate all year round, so you can enjoy exploring Cork during all seasons. However, it is always recommended to have travel insurance every time you travel in case of injury, accident, loss of luggage, loss of flight, etc. Visitors who wish to travel at their own pace and take the least traveled road or waterway can rent a boat on the Shannon from Lough Derg to Lough Erne or anywhere in between.
The green Luas line (which translates as speed in Irish) travels from north to south, while the red line travels from east to west and both intersect in the city center.