Shortly before 2:30pm this afternoon, Gardaí received a report of a body by the banks of the River Lee on the Mardyke Walk.
In a statement Gardaí said:
"Gardaí received a report of a body by the banks of the River Lee in Mardyke Walk area of Cork city just before 2.30pm on August 13.
"A man, age unknown at present, was pronounced dead at the scene."
It is expected that the scene will be sealed off for a full technical examination.
At present Gardaí say they do not believe the death to be suspicious.
"Gardaí are currently trying to establish the circumstances of this incident but it appears to be a tragic incident," they said.
This is the second body to be discovered in Cork city in just over 24 hours.
At approximately 12 pm yesterday, Gardaí received a report regarding a man’s body on Parnell Place in Cork city.