Welcome to Cork

Cork is a city in Ireland, located in the South-West Region, in the province of Munster. It has a population of 119,230 and is the second largest city in the state and the third most populous on the island of Ireland. The greater Metropolitan Cork area has a population exceeding 300,000. In 2005, the city was selected as the European Capital of Culture. The city is built on the River Lee which splits into two channels at the western end of the city; the city centre is divided by these channels. They reconverge at the eastern end where the quays and docks along the river banks lead outwards towards Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, one of the world's largest natural harbours.

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Top interesting facts about County Cork

Settled in the South-West Region of Ireland, Cork is a beautiful gateway to the province of Munster and the rest of Ireland. Founded in the 7th Century, Cork is not only a port on a Princess Cruise through Europe, but also a must-see stop when traveling through this beautiful area. Before you plan your trip, here are a few interesting facts you might want to know.


Cork is also known as 'The Rebel County.'

Cork people are known as 'Corkonians.'

Cork is the best county(Not that I'm biased lol)

There was an important Ford Motor factory in Co. Cork.
Cobh sets the record for Carillion Bells.
All of Cork’s main thoroughfares are built on covered up river channels.
Cork is home to Cobh, a historic port of departure for emigrants, also known as ‘The teardrop of Ireland.’
Cork Harbor is said to be the second largest natural harbor in the world, after Sydney Harbor in Australia.
The first potato planted in Ireland was likely planted in Cork.
All of Cork’s main thoroughfares are built on covered up river channels.
Cork is home to Blarney Castle.