Places to eat and shop at Cork Airport
As one the second-busiest airport in the Republic of Ireland, Cork’s terminal is outfitted with plenty of shopping and dining options for passengers to enjoy. If you end up completing your Cork Airport car hire return procedure and pass through security faster than you expected, you’ll find plenty to do to bide your time.
The main shopping concourse in Cork Airport is The Loop, which also has a presence in Dublin and Shannon Airports. The Loop is a one-stop shopping centre for travellers. It carries name-brand designer merchandise, including sunglasses, apparel and jewellery. Beyond that, you can also find specialties from Cork, including smoked salmon and cheeses.
The Loop also guarantees prices at or below those found in downtown Cork with a double-the-difference refund at stake. Travellers staying within the EU can take advantage of The Loop’s complimentary ‘shop and collect’ service. You can shop before you fly, and then pick up you merchandise on your return. Your goods will be waiting for you at the airport.
There are many other shopping outlets at Cork. Hughes and Hughes bookstore is in the Departures Hall. There’s also a Londis store in this area, dealing in traveller sundries, snacks, and gifts.
If you’re hungry, pay a visit to Cork’s Food Market, where passengers can treat themselves to local delicacies including smoked salmon, fresh-baked breads and Maher’s Coffee. Lir Café is in the departures lounge past The Loop. It features hot and cold beverages and confectionary. Finally, the local Subway provides fast sandwiches for travellers on the move.
Cork Airport also has a sports bar, with a full complement of pub food and beers. International sports broadcast on multiple screens. Meanwhile, the Red Bar has a more traditional theme.