Theme Week County Cork

22 November 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  8 minutes

Cobh seaside with St Colman's Cathedral © Kondephy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Cobh seaside with St Colman’s Cathedral © Kondephy/cc-by-sa-4.0

County Cork (Irish: Contae Chorcaí) is the largest and the southernmost county of Ireland, situated in the province of Munster and named after the city of Cork, Ireland’s second-largest city. Its largest market towns are Mallow, Macroom, Midleton, and Skibbereen. As of 2016 the county had a population of 542,868, making it the third-most populous county in Ireland. The Cork County Council is the local authority for the county. Notable Corkonians include Michael Collins, Jack Lynch, and Sonia O’Sullivan.   read more…

English Market in Cork

11 December 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

Christmas 2017 © Dan Curran/cc-by-sa-4.0

Christmas 2017 © Dan Curran/cc-by-sa-4.0

The English Market (Irish: An Margadh Sasanach) is a municipal food market in the center of Cork City, Ireland. It stretches from Princes Street to the Grand Parade, and combines Princes Street Market and Grand Parade Market. The market is regarded for both its mid-19th century architecture and locally produced artisan food. The market has become a tourist attraction, has developed an international reputation, and has been described by chef Rick Stein as the “best covered market in the UK and Ireland”.   read more…

The city of Cork

7 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: European Union, General, European Capital of Culture Reading Time:  10 minutes

Winthrop Street © Ticketautomat

Winthrop Street © Ticketautomat

Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the island of Ireland’s third most populous city. It is the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city in the province of Munster. Cork has a population of 119,000, while the addition of the suburban areas contained in the county brings the total to 190,000. Metropolitan Cork has a population of approximately 274,000, while the Greater Cork area is about 380,000. County Cork has earned the nickname of “the Rebel County”, while Corkonians often refer to the city as the “real capital of Ireland”, and themselves as the “Rebels”.   read more…

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