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Cork, Ireland Beckons You
Beautiful County Cork, Ireland
In the south of Ireland, lies the beautiful County Cork. It is the largest Irish county, located in the province of Munster. Known as Rebel Country because of a poor decision during the War of the Roses in 1491, Cork Ireland is actually a friendly place with a variety of magnificent views.
County Cork has a rich history dating back to the 12th century. As a result, it is home to castles and buildings that still echo an ancient time.
One seaport town that holds its own claim to fame is Cobh (pronounced Cove). It was the last port of call for the Titanic before she set off on her fateful Atlantic crossing.
Some Quotes About Ireland
“We don't have anything as urgent as manyana in Ireland” - Stuart Banks
“Why should Ireland be treated as a geographical fragment of England - Ireland is not a geographical fragment, but a nation.” - Charles Stewart Parnell
“Oh, all kinds of lunacy happens in Ireland, all kinds of lunacy.” - Anjelica Huston
County Cork Ireland
Interesting Cork City Ireland
On the banks of the River Lee, lies the city of Cork. It is the heart of County Cork, being the principal city and adminstrative centre. Yes, Cork Ireland is in County Cork Ireland. And it is as interesting a place as you'd ever hope to find.
Founded in c. 600 by St. Finbarre, Cork is a city of water. Two main channels flow through the city, necessitating the crossing of many bridges to get from place to place. Some of the main city streets are built over the channels where ships used to throw their anchors in bygone days.
Today, Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the third largest in the whole of Ireland. It's known for its pubs, good food, festivals and shopping. The people are friendly and talkative in that sing-song voice that brings to mind the Lucky Charms character.
Kinsale in County Cork Ireland
Cork Ireland Vacation
Being a place of varying landscapes from farmland to sandstone to coastline, County Cork Ireland has scenery for almost any taste and all of it incredible. There are numerous cities and towns filled with old Irish charm and quaint hospitality.
If seeing the natural sights is not your thing, you can tour ancient castles, gardens or pubs.
To soak up even more Irish culture, you can venture about five miles outside of Cork City and kiss the Blarney stone. Blarney Ireland has much to offer those who have the time and a curious mind. Blarney Castle alone, can take quite a while to tour.
There is so much to see in Cork Ireland, whether you stay indoors or explore the towns and countryside. Accommodation is best booked ahead of time and can range anywhere from bed and breakfast to comfortable hotel.