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Rory Gallagher travel itinerary suggestions.

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Rory Gallagher travel itinerary suggestions.

Planning a weekend away for 3rd Feb. My husband loves Rory Gallagher and we're both into our blues and rock music. He plays in a Rory Gallagher tribute band and I would really like to come up with an itinerary that has lots of blues/Rory music/history in it. We love food a lot, not the pretentious variety, but more of the feel good, cosy type. We like to go to places where we can mix with the locals. We'll be flying into Cork, but haven't decided on whether we will go with a car rental. Any tips on what to do and where to eat and how to get around? Many thanks in advance.

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I'll bump this up for you as you've got no replies :( . I'm not a Rory expert but the place most associated with him in Cork I'd imagine is Crowleys music store on McCurtain st which he credited with helping him on the road to stardom. Unfortunately it is now closed but trading as a restaurant " Son of a Bun". So that might be a place to consider eating. In fact the McCurtain st area might be a good place to base yourself with plenty of bars ( including Gallaghers) and restaurants. Issacs hotel and the Gresham metropole hotel are here also.

Other than that there is a Rory statue on Gallagher plaza Paul street in the city centre and the library on The Grand Parade has the Rory Gallagher music library within with lots of pics etc..

My days hitting the pubs are long over so not a live music expert but you will find plenty of music in the pubs. This may help ....http://www.whazon.com/

Hopefully a few people with more knowledge than I have will jump in with more advise for you.

Enjoy your stay.

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That's great! Thanks for getting back to me.

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Crikey I nearly forgot, Rory Gallagher is buried in St Olivers cemetery outside the town of Ballincollig near the city. If you hire a car it will be an easy 15 minute drive. His headstone is a replica of an award he won for international guitarist of the year. Worth a visit for any die hard fan.

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Hi,

There is a tribute sculpture honouring Rory at the Rory Gallagher Place.

Cork City Library’s music department was officially renamed after him - see http://www.corkcitylibraries.ie/music/

Rory Gallagher was buried at St. Oliver’s Cemetery in Ballincolling, near Cork/Ireland - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballincollig

You have to visit "GALLAGHER's RESTO PUB" in the MacCurtain Street - http://www.gallagherspubcork.com/

Have a good time in Cork...enjoy!

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