Cork City, County Cork

cork-city-0-7177020cork-city-0-7177020cork-city-1-9476049cork-city-2-1423137cork-city-4-5303906cork-city-5-5571989cork-city-6-1694065cork-city-8-5352744cork-city-9-2429654 The city of Cork is the second city of Ireland and is well known for its rich culture and history. Rebel County, the significant place for the Irish civil war 1922 is also located in this city. The end of the civil war was due to the assassination of Michael Collins. The monastery built by St Finbarr in the 7th century is the place from where the city was originally developed. The oldest yacht club in the world is also located here.
The city of Cork lies in between the two channels of river Lee which forms an island. Population of cork city is around 150,000 approximately who have an individual character. The city is developing at a rapid rate as now it has all the facilities for the visitors to enjoy like an economic center with complete shopping facilities and eating joints. The quality pubs in the city add another star to the already studded night life.

Connectivity can be a matter of concern for the visitors as it is a developing city, there are only few options available to travel. There are train services from Dublin city which run innumerable times a day taking 3-4 hours or you can also travel by air.
Being a compact city, the tourists don’t have to worry about travelling from place to place, can easily manage on foot. The best place to start travelling can be Patrick Street. The city started to change around the year 2005, the new look is a combination of ancient as well as new look.

The most popular building in cork is north of the river. Shandon church along with its distinctive tower and salmon weather, one can get a glimpse of them from all over the city. Apart from them the other notable buildings are City Hall, St Finbarre’s Cathedral and St Mary’s Cathedral. Art and culture have flourished a lot in Cork and there have been many renowned writers, artists, actors and musicians who hail from the city about whom the locals are very proud of. There are lots of options for the art lovers, if one wants to see a play they can check out the Everyman Theatre and the granary theatre, there are many musical performance and plays held at the cork opera house. City Cork is also famous for many cultural and social events that are held here and one of them is the Guinness jazz Festivals. The best art galleries in the city are The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery and the Lewis Gluckman Gallery.

For some people the city is an interesting place to stay but some use it as a hub to meet and explore the beautiful city. When you have to leave, there will not be any problem regarding quality car hire for services to airport and to the city. This city is the first choice for many tourists of south Ireland and is considered as an ideal place to stay.

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