Theme Week County Cork – Glengarriff

27 November 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Andreas F.  Borchert/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Andreas F. Borchert/cc-by-sa-4.0

Glengarriff (Irish: Gleann Garbh, meaning ‘rough glen’) is a village of approximately 140 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Known internationally as a tourism venue, it has a number of natural attractions. It sits at the northern head of Glengarriff Bay, a smaller enclave of Bantry Bay. Located 20 km (~12 miles) west of Bantry, and 30 km (~18 miles) east of Castletownbere, it is a common stopping-point along the routes around the area. Primarily, the economy revolves around a combination of tourism, farming and local services.   read more…

Theme Week County Cork – Mallow

26 November 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

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© RuthAS/cc-by-3.0

Mallow (Irish: >Mala or Magh Eala) is a town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately thirty-five kilometres north of Cork. Mallow is in the barony of Fermoy. It is the administrative centre of north County Cork, and the Northern Divisional Offices of Cork County Council are located in the town. Mallow is part of the Cork East Dáil constituency. Mallow lies on the River Blackwater, and developed as a defensive settlement protecting an important fort on the river. Some of the highest naturally occurring readings of radon ever have been recorded in Mallow, prompting local fears regarding lung cancer.   read more…

Theme Week County Cork – Clonakilty

25 November 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

© geograph.org.uk - Jeff Horne/cc-by-sa-2.0

© geograph.org.uk – Jeff Horne/cc-by-sa-2.0

Clonakilty (Irish: Cloich na Coillte, meaning ‘stone (castle) of the woods’), sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. The town is located at the head of the tidal Clonakilty Bay. The rural hinterland is used mainly for dairy farming. The town’s population as of 2016 was 4,592. The town is a tourism hub in West Cork, and was recognised as the “Best Town in Europe” in 2017, and “Best Place of the Year” in 2017 by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Clonakilty is in the Cork South-West (Dáil Éireann) constituency, which has three seats. Clonakilty is the second largest town in West Cork after Bandon.   read more…

Theme Week County Cork – Kinsale

24 November 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© flickr.com – psyberartist/cc-by-2.0

Kinsale (Irish: Cionn tSáile, meaning ‘head of the brine’) is an historic port and fishing town in County Cork, Ireland, which also has significant military history. Located approximately 25 km (16 mi) south of Cork City on the southeast coast near the Old Head of Kinsale, it is located at the mouth of the River Bandon. Its population was 5,281 at the 2016 census. Its population increases during the summer months, when the tourist season is at its peak and the boating fraternity and other tourist visitors arrive in numbers. Kinsale is in the Cork South-West (Dáil Éireann) constituency, which has three seats.   read more…

Theme Week County Cork – Union Hall

23 November 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Main Street North © Timothw

Main Street North © Timothw

Union Hall (Irish: Bréantrá) is a small fishing village located in County Cork, Ireland, located on the west side of Glandore Harbour. Its nearest neighbour to the west is Castletownshend; to the east, Glandore village. It is approximately 10 kilometres south-east of Skibbereen. As of the 2016 census, 270 people were living in Union Hall. A key source of employment in the area is fishing, and the pier has its own ice plant and fish processing factory run by Glenmar Shellfish Ltd. Tourism is also an economic driver, and among the area’s attractions are boat trips to view whales, dolphins and seals. The coastal village lies on a hill, and has a small harbour for small fishing boats and other small craft.   read more…

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 port city of Cobh in Cork

20 December 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Cobh © geograph.org.uk - Ralph Rawlinson

Cobh © geograph.org.uk – Ralph Rawlinson

Cobh is a seaport town on the south coast of County Cork in Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbour. Facing the town are Spike Island and Haulbowline Island. On a high point in the town stands Cobh (St Colman’s) Cathedral, one of the tallest buildings in Ireland and seat of the diocese of Cloyne.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  17 minutes

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

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