About Cork

The county of Cork is the largest county in Ireland and Cork City being its second city is proudly referred to as the "Real Capital" by its local population and is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city ever expanding on the banks of the river lee.

Steeped in history the city is now busily reinvigorating itself with the river and the vast docklands area at the centre of this exciting development which includes office and residential developments, entertainment facilities, public open space and transport infrastructure.

The city centre is an atmospheric destination being home to all of the major retail brands but also includes numerous independent retailers, fantastic bars & restaurants, music venues, superb hotels and of course the world famous English Market.

The county is situated in the South West of Ireland and the city and county complement each other with a superb coastline to include The Wild Atlantic Way, rich history and heritage, artisan food and drink, culture and music together with a wide variety of other signature visitor experiences waiting to be explored.

The magic of Cork will bring you back time and time again.

Schools & Colleges

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  • Presentation Brothers College
  • Christians Brothers College
  • Scoil Mhuire
  • St Angela's College
  • University College Cork
  • Munster Technological University

Eat & Drink

These are some of the best places to eat and drink

  • The Long Valley Bar
  • Crane Lane / Arthur Maynes
  • Market Lane Bar & Restaurant
  • Jacobs on the Mall
  • The Oliver Plunkett
  • The Hi-B Bar

Recreation & Leisure

Relax and unwind in Cork City and County

  • The English Market and the Crawford Art Gallery
  • Cork City Gaol and St Finbarr's Cathedral
  • Blarney Castle, Fota Wildlife Park and Spike Island
  • West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Cork Golf Club and The Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club
  • Munster Rugby, Cork Hurling & Football, Cork City FC