Located on the southern coast of Ireland, Cork was originally a monastic settlement in the 6th century. It’s changed a lot since then, and is now a great place to see a variety of historical sites and partake in cultural activities. The English Market, a covered food market, offers a slew of local fare, including fresh seafood, and is the perfect spot to pick up souvenirs for all your friends and family. For a stranger experience, the Cork Butter Museum details the history of the dairy industry. When you’re ready for a drink, head to the Franciscan Well Brewery to sample some local brews and then move to Sin E, an established pub that is the home of traditional Irish music in Cork.