Opened in 2009, Opera Lane was the first new laneway to be built in the city in over 250 years. It is credited with rejuvenating the city centre retail environment and revitalising the surrounding area, including the plaza around Cork Opera House and the Crawford Art Gallery

Part of the Huguenot Quarter, Opera Lane is just a two minute stroll away from The English Market. As well as the fresh local produce, you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the region nearby including the award winning outdoor dining experience on Princes Street. Whether it’s morning coffee, afternoon tea, a light lunch or a full dining experience, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 


Car Parks

Cork’s main line railway station is just 15
minutes away on foot, 8 minutes by bus and
4 minutes by taxi. Buses an taxis stop on
St. Patrick’s Street, right beside Opera Lane.

There are 5 multi storey car parks in close
proximity to Opera Lane as well as on street
pay parking.

Staying in Cork

Cork City is well served by Hotels and B&B’s.
City center hotels within short waling distance
of Opera Lane included; The imperial, The
Maldron, The Metropole, The Dean, Jury’s Inn,
and The River Lee.

Other hotels serving the city centre include;
Hayfield Manor, The Kingsley, The Montenotte,
and The Ambassador.

Paul St – 2 minute stroll

Carroll’s Quay – 3 minute stroll

Merchants Quay – 3 minute stroll

Grand Parade – 3 minute stroll

North Main St – 5 minute stroll

City Hall – 7 minute stroll