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Opera Lane in the heart of Cork City Centre is well served by on and off street parking.

On street parking is available in the city centre and time limits are for either one or two hour stays. Parking discs can be purchased in shops and newsagents located in each parking zone. Alternatively, register with Cork City Council and pay for parking via mobile phone.

Cork city centre is well served by multi-storey car parks with over 2,200 parking spaces available within a 5 minute radius of the city centre.

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The closest car parks to Opera Lane are Paul St Car Park accessed via Lavitts Quay, Carrolls Quay Car Park and Merchant’s Quay Car Park accessed via Parnell Place.  North Main St Car Park, Grand Parade Car Park, City Hall Car Park and St. Finbarre’s Car Park are just a little further away but still in the city centre and only a 5 – 10 minute walk away.

Late Night Shoppers please note that Paul St Car Park offers parking from 6.30pm – Midnight for just €3.50, Mon – Sat inclusive.

Park ‘n’ Ride

The Black Ash Park & Ride Buses operate Monday – Saturday between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. Click here for further details.

Walking Distance to
Multi-Storey Car Parks

Paul Street 2 Mins
Merchants Quay 4 Mins
Carroll’s Quay 4 Mins
Grand Parade 4 Mins
North Main Street 5 Mins
City Hall 7 Mins
St. Finbarres 7 Mins