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A Student Guide to Cork, Curraheen Point





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Set on its own little Ireland, Cork is alive with creative, young energy, known as the ‘real capital of Ireland.’ The city is a modern metropolis offering artisan coffee bars, a vibrant art scene and live music against a background of traditional architecture, snug pubs and colourful houses.

Our Curraheen Point residence on Farranlea Road is the perfect place for student life, within minutes walking distance from central Cork and all major universities and colleges.


Things to do


The Huguenot Quarter

The narrow lanes of this quarter are the ideal place to eat and drink in the city, whether you need that stand out coffee, some chocolate to hit that sweet tooth craving or fancy a night out for dinner.

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Address: Based Around French Church Street, Carey’s Lane and Paul Street



Cyprus Avenue

One of the best spots in town to get your live-music and gigs by a variety of local singers and established bands.

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Address: Caroline Street, Cork, T12 PY8A



Restaurants and Cafes


Beantown Café

An independent cafe with a chilled vibe, serving fresh coffee just a 3-minute walk from Nido. We suggest the Reuben toasties with Irish Cheddar – They taste amazing!

Address: 1A Farranlea Park, Model Farm Road, Cork, T12  NX7P



Burritos & Blues Cork

Whether you love Burritos, Tacos, Quesadilla or a salad this Mexican restaurant has what you want. For those looking for a cheap and cheerful meal There Magic Mondays offer all burritos for only €5.

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Address: 8 Paul Street, Cork, T12 AYP5



Bars & Clubs


The Secret Garden

A modern oasis in the middle of a traditional Irish city, with DJ’s and live music. Open 7 nights a week – perfect for your student nights out.

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Address: Hanover Street, Cork



Rising Sons Brewery

Home to award winning Craft beer, Gin and Live sport, this bar is full of that traditional Irish Pub vibe. If you want to also learn more about how their beers are created, you can take part in a Brewery tour.

Address: Cornmarket Street, Cork, T12 WK27



Shopping and Grooming


Wilton Shopping Centre

Just 20 minutes away from Nido, the capitol shopping centre has a wide range of top brands available in one place.

Address: 1 Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork, D10 PK33



Tesco Express

Based 5 mins from Nido, the best place for you to pick up all your essentials or even those late-night cravings.

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Address: Orchard Gardens, Dennehys Cross, Glasheen, Cork



Travelling to your Local Universities


Curraheen Point is located on Farranlea Road, close to all major universities, so it couldn’t be easier to get to lectures. You can, walk, take the bus or cycle if you’re feeling active, Nido Curraheen Point has plenty of bike storage available, free for you to use.


University College Cork:

23 Minute Walk

6 Minute Cycle

17 Minute Bus Journey


Cork Institute of Technology:

24 Minute Walk

7 Minute Cycle

12 Minute Bus Journey


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