Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the best places to travel to in 2010, Cork City, County Cork, is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations in Ireland. http://www.corkcity.ie/media/cork_lonely_planet_2010.pdf
Discover this beautiful city and you will be rewarded with a selection of unique historical sights, modern restaurants, a warm welcome from the local people and an unforgettable experience of urban life.
Cork is a growing and confident city; the city is feeling good about itself and it shows; the streets look smart and visitors from all parts of the world are made feel very welcome.
Cork City is Ireland's third city and has always been an important seaport. It began on an island in the swampy estuary of the River Lee and gradually climbed up the steep banks on either side.
Today the River Lee flows through Cork city in two main channels, so that you find yourself constantly crossing bridges.
As the hilly streets go up and down, so do the voices of the Cork people. They have a characteristic sing-song cadence and Corkonians are regarded as the most talkative of all the Irish people.
St. Finbarre is the founder and patron saint of Cork. He founded a monastery in the seventh century where St. Finnbarre's Cathedral now stands.
Visitor Attractions in Cork and the County of Cork can range from a visit to kiss the Blarney Stone to a visit to ring the Bells of Shandon.
Other Attractions include the English Market, Cork Women's Gaol, Univesity College Cork, Cork Butter Museum, Cork Opera House, Cobh Cathedral to name but a few.
Cork also offers a host of Blue Flag Beaches and wonderful coastal towns such as Kinsale, Cobh, Youghal and Glengarriff, which is the focal point for Garnish Island.
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