Theme Week County Cork

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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.

Cork borders four other counties: Kerry to the west, Limerick to the north, Tipperary to the north-east and Waterford to the east. The county contains a section of the Golden Vale pastureland that stretches from Kanturk in the north to Allihies in the south. The south-west region, including West Cork, is one of Ireland’s main tourist destinations, known for its rugged coast and megalithic monuments and as the starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way. The largest third-level institution is University College Cork, founded in 1845, has a total student population of around 22,000. Local industry and employers include technology company Dell EMC, the European headquarters of Apple, and the farmer-owned dairy co-operative Dairygold. The county is known as the “rebel county”, a name given to it by King Henry VII of England for its support, in a futile attempt at a rebellion in 1491, of Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York.

The Quad at University College Cork © Michael O'Sheil/cc-by-sa-4.0 Cork City Hall © KlausFoehl/cc-by-sa-3.0 English Market in Cork © Dan Curran/cc-by-sa-4.0 An Súgán in Clonakilty © geograph.org.uk - Richard Webb/cc-by-sa-2.0 Cobh seaside with St Colman's Cathedral © Kondephy/cc-by-sa-4.0 Jameson's Old Distillery in Midleton © geograph.org.uk - Jim Woodward-Nutt/cc-by-sa-2.0 Shops in Kinsale © geograph.org.uk - Jim Woodward-Nutt/cc-by-sa-2.0
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Jameson's Old Distillery in Midleton © geograph.org.uk - Jim Woodward-Nutt/cc-by-sa-2.0
Tourist sites include the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, Blarney. The port of Cobh in County Cork was the point of embarkation for many Irish emigrants travelling to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Cobh (at the time named ‘Queenstown’) was the last stop of the RMS Titanic before it departed on its fated journey.

Fota Wildlife Park, on Fota Island, is also a tourist attraction. Nearby is Fota House and Gardens and the Fota Golf Club and Resort; a European Tour standard golf course which hosted the Irish Open in 2001, 2002 and 2014.

West Cork is known for its rugged natural environment, beaches and social atmosphere, and is a common destination for British, German, French and Dutch tourists.

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