Montenotte & St. Lukes

Montenotte & St. Lukes

Montenotte and St. Lukes are suburbs on the northside of Cork City.

Montenotte is named after the Battle of Montenotte which took place during the Napoleonic wars. It became a popular residential area for merchants and other business people who sought to leave the city centre in the late 19th century. It has remained a mainly residential area since then and some of the nicest houses in Cork can now be found in the area.

St. Lukes is named after a former Church of Ireland Church of the same name which was first constructed in the 19th century. This church has now become a music venue and culture centre.

Public Transport


Montenotte is roughly 2km from from Cork City Centre. This can be walked in roughly 10-15 minutes. St. Lukes is slightly closer to the city centre, it is roughly 1.5km from St Patricks Street.

Bus Routes

The following bus routes run through Montenotte allowing access to the city centre and many of it’s suburbs.

  • 207 Donnybrook – Douglas – Ballyvolane – Glenheights
  • 207a Glenthorn – Merchant’s Quay via Blackpool and Glen Avenue
  • 208 Lotabeg – City Centre – Bishopstown/Curraheen
  • 209 St Patrick Street – Audley Place – Montenotte – Lotamore

Buses to other cities and rural areas leave regularly from Cork Parnell Place Bus Station in the city centre.


There are many taxi services running in the Montenotte & St. Lukes area such as

Satelite Taxi – 021 480 80 80

Cork Taxi CoOp – 021 427 2222

The area is also served by the FreeNow Taxi App.


The nearest train station is Kent Station in Cork City Centre. This is roughly a 15 minute walk from both Montenotte and St Lukes. 


While mainly a residential area there is still some fantastic things to check out in the Montenotte and St. Lukes area. 

Collins Barracks Military Museum tells the history of the barracks in Cork, teaches the traditions and history of the Irish Defence Forces and of courses tell the history of General Michael Collins.

Lover’s Walk is another place to check out for the history buffs as legend has it Irish Republican Rebel Robert Emmett and his sweetheart Sarah Curran were often seen walking here together. 

The newly refurbished Montenotte Hotel is a fantastic ammenity. They have fantastic afternoon tea and dinner options as well as a Cinema and Spa. All you could possibly need for a days R&R.

Live at St. Lukes is a fantastic music venue in a former Church of Ireland church. They have gigs and performances of all genres throughout the year. They are a BYOB venue which can make for a cheap and fun night!

Culture & Activity

Sport & Clubs

There are a number of sports clubs in the Montentotte and St Lukes area; Brian Dillons GAA ClubBrian Dillons Boxing ClubCollins Pitch & Putt and the CBC Sports Grounds.

Eating & Drinking 

There are some fantastic bars in the Montenotte and St. Lukes area: The Kerryman’s Bar, Ashburton Bar, The Bel Vue Bar, Sheehan’s The Local Bar, Station View Tavern, St. Lukes Wine Tavern, Henchys and McGettigan Cookhouse.

There are also some amazing cafes and takeaways;

O’ Connor’s Old Bank CafeGolden House Chinese Takeaway, Lab 82 Coffee, Phoenix House Chinese Takeaway, Tandoori Lads Takeaway and Rant at 85 the Cross Cafe.

For a sit down meal why not check out the Panorama & Rooftop Bistro & Terrace at the Montenotte Hotel or some of the awesome restaurants on offer in the nearby victorian quarter.



Holy Family Roman Catholic Church


There is a large number of primary and secondary schools in the St. Lukes and Montenotte area. There is also Griffith College that offers third level courses.



Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Alainn 

St Patrick’s Boys, Girls and Infants National School

Scoil Eanna

Scoil Mhuire Junior School



St Patrick’s College

Scoil Bernadette

Cork Educate Together

Bruce College

Hewitt College

Scoil Mhuire School

Christian Brothers Cork

St. Pauls Special School for children with learning disabilites is also part of the COPE facilities in Montentotte.


Third Level

Griffith College 

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