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    Cork come from the Irish term "Corcaigh" meaning "swamp". Straddling the River Lee with the actual center of the city on an island created by a branching of channels, Cork stands as a major Irish seaport in the heart of Munster province, and is the second largest city in Ireland, as well as the third most populated city. Cork has a population of 119,418, while the addition of the suburban areas contained in the county brings the total to 190,384. Known for centuries due to its rebellious nature and its breeding of rebellious men, Cork County is known by many as “the Rebel County”, with a great many locals considering Cork to be the real capital of Ireland. Regardless of its past as a center for uprisings and political rebelliousness, Cork has stood the test of time for centuries, leaving behind a variety of buildings stretching back to medieval days.

    Cork is renowned for its annual festivals, and is considered to be one of the most culturally-oriented Irish destinations for people who want an up-close-and-personal taste of what it truly means to be Irish. From the month-long Midsummer Festival in June and July to the Elizabeth Fort Market Festival every Sunday in August and September, there is always something going on to take you away from the city’s beauty.

    But beyond the festivals are the wonders of the city. From the University College Cork building to places like Elizabeth Fort, Red Abbey, or St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, there is a mixture of medieval and Gothic sprinkled throughout, giving the visitor a chance to wander Cork through the pages of history. With the River Lee winding its way through and the depth of the harbor itself, Cork has been a major entry and exit point for Ireland for centuries. These days it is home to places like the Heineken Brewery, as well as the European headquarters for Apple Inc., and Pfizer and Novartis both take up a chunk of the local economy. All in all, Cork stands out as a truly modern Irish city that has managed to hang onto its culture and its pride despite moving full-steam ahead into the 21st century.
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    • Elizabeth Fort
      Elizabeth Fort is a 17th-century star fort off Barrack Street in Cork, Ireland. Originally built as a defensive fortification on high-ground outside the city walls, the city eventually grew around the fort, and it took on various other roles – including use as a military barracks, prison, and police station. As of January 2014, the fort is under development as a tourism heritage site.
    • English Market
      0.85 Km from Cork
      The English Market (Irish: An Margadh Sasanach), comprises Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market, and is a municipal food market in the centre of Cork, Ireland. The market is administered by Cork City Council. The market is well supported locally and has become a tourist attraction - drawing visitors from throughout the world, including a visit by Queen Elizabeth II during her 2011 state visit. The term English Market was coined in the 19th Century to distinguish the market from the near...
    • Cork Opera House
      1.01 Km from Cork
      Cork Opera House is a theatre and opera house in Cork in the Republic of Ireland. It was originally built in 1855, and was built on a template that the architect had used for the exhibition buildings at the Irish Industiral Exhibition. But since then its existence has not been discontinuous; having survived the burning of much of Cork by British forces in reprisal for an ambush of a military convoy in 1920 by Irish rebels, the Opera House nevertheless was burned down in its centenary year by a c...
    • Shandon, Cork
      1.03 Km from Cork
      Shandon (Irish: An Seandún meaning "the old fort") is a district in Cork city noted for The Bells of Shandon, a song celebrating the bells of the Church of St Anne written by Francis Sylvester Mahony under the pen name of "Father Prout". Although not part of the original Hiberno-Norse settlement of Cork, it is one of the most historic districts of the city, avoiding the fires and floods experienced by the newer developments and older parts of the city.
    • Everyman Palace Theatre
      1.34 Km from Cork
    • Cork County Hall
      1.58 Km from Cork
      The County Hall is a 17-storey office block, owned by Cork County Council and housing its administrative headquarters. The building is located on Carrigrohane Road in the City of Cork (which is actually a separate administrative area from the County). At 67m (219 ft), the building was the tallest storeyed building in the state until surpassed by The Elysian in 2008. The building was designed by Patrick McSweeney, then Cork County Architect and opened in 1968 and is now a protected building, alth...
    • Glen Rovers GAA
      1.67 Km from Cork
      Glen Rovers is a Cork-based Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the Blackpool area of Cork city, Ireland. The club was founded in 1916 and is primarily concerned with the game of hurling.
    • Bishopstown GAA
      2.54 Km from Cork
      Bishopstown Hurling and Football Club is a Cork-based Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the Bishopstown area of Cork city, Republic of Ireland. The club was founded in 1957.
    • Na Piarsaigh GAA
      2.55 Km from Cork
      Na Piarsaigh are a Hurling and Gaelic football club based in the north side of Cork City, Ireland. The club was founded in 1943.
    • Blarney GAA
      6.24 Km from Cork
      Blarney GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the town of Blarney, County Cork, Ireland. The club fields Gaelic football, hurling and camogie teams in competitions organized by Cork GAA county board and the Muskerry divisional board. In 2008,the club won the Premier division of the Cork Intermediate Hurling Championship, and played in the Cork Senior Hurling Championship in 2009.

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    • Blarney
      Blarney, known as "the biggest little village in Ireland", is one of Ireland's most picturesque villages. One of the finest things that impresses the first time visitor is the well preserved village square. Blarney is one of the few villages in Ireland which has such a fine amenity, and today it continues to be a focal point of village life. In Tudor style, the village has developed around the square which is owned and carefully maintained by Blarney Castle Estate.

      Some great sights to visit include the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. For many of the visitors to Blarney, their first priority is to kiss the famous Blarney Stone high up on the Castle battlements. Tradition holds that those who kiss the Blarney Stone will be endowed with the gift of eloquence - "the gift of the gab", as the locals call it.

      The Blarney Woollen Mills store, the visitor will find a traditional store full of classic clothing and gifts.
      Other attractions of Blarney are the Rock Close, Blarney House and Garden.
      Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
    • Cobh
      Cobh is a beautiful town in Cork, it is pronounced "cove" but a lot of tourists seems to pronounce is "cob-h" which I find kind of funny! It is a very popular boating area.
      Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
    • Highland B&B
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      Highland B&B Carrignafoy Road, Ballywilliam, Ballydulea, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland

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    Graphic showing average weather in Cork in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 7 136 44.6 53.5
    Feb 6.8 95 44.2 37.4
    Mar 7.9 100 46.2 39.4
    Apr 9.3 74 48.7 29.1
    May 11.5 80 52.7 31.5
    Jun 14.3 63 57.7 24.8
    Jul 15.5 86 59.9 33.9
    Aug 15.6 90 60.1 35.4
    Sep 14.3 93 57.7 36.6
    Oct 11.9 108 53.4 42.5
    Nov 8.9 120 48 47.2
    Dec 7.5 131 45.5 51.6

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