Although walking is probably the ideal way to get around Cork, you can rent a bike at Cyclescene, 396 Blarney St. (tel. 021/430-1183; www.cyclescene.ie). It costs €15 to €20 per day or €80 per week, plus a refundable deposit of €100. Open Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 5:45pm.
The River Lee, which runs through Cork, the nearby Blackwater River, and the many area lakes present fine opportunities. Salmon licenses, lake fishing permits, tackle, and equipment can be obtained from T. W. Murray, 87 St. Patrick St. (tel. 021/427-1089).
Local clubs that welcome visitors are the Cork Golf Club, Little Island (tel. 021/435-3451; www.corkgolfclub.ie), 8km (5 miles) east of Cork, with greens fees of €85 weekdays, €95 weekends, and €50 early-bird; and Douglas Golf Club, Maryboro Hill, Douglas (tel. 021/489-5297; www.douglasgolfclub.ie), 4.8km (3 miles) south of Cork, with greens fees of €50 weekdays, €55 weekends.
The Old Railway Line is a dismantled train route running from Cork to the old maritime town of Passage West. It is from here that Captain Roberts set out and crossed the Atlantic in the first passenger steamship, the Sirius. Following along the rails, a scenic walk affords the visitor excellent views of the inner harbor.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.