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If you suddenly feel as if you are walking on water, don’t be so surprised. Cork is a city built on water, its heart set on an island between two arms of the River Lee. Cork’s got the depth you’d expect from a European Capital of Culture – the galleries, museums and live performances plus a packed events calendar. But the city also exudes a no-nonsense warmth that makes you feel time is on your side here. Nature has a hand in that. Cork was founded 14 centuries ago, on islands in an estuary, where the River Lee joins the world’s second-largest natural harbour. Waterways circle the city-centre, crossed by 22 bridges. Hilly neighbourhoods climb the river banks stacked with colourful houses – and the University’s historic campus seamlessly connects to the city centre. Cork is one of the island’s biggest culinary hot spots. Fresh fish floods into the city from nearby towns while artisan producers furnish restaurant dishes and market stalls with sumptuous dairy products and meats from the surrounding pastureland. To the south the deep bowl of Cork Harbour, with its sailing races and regattas, is circled by some of Ireland’s iconic places. At the harbour’s edge is Cork’s port of Cobh, departure point for millions of emigrants, and the last calling point of the Titanic. It’s a place with a poignant history beneath its cheerful seaside feel. East of the Harbour is Jameson’s distillery at Midleton: a pure taste of Ireland for millions around the world. To the North West lies Blarney and its castle, legendary home of Irish eloquence. Just south again, on the Atlantic coast, is picture-perfect, smart Kinsale with its yachts, its pretty quayside, its narrow 18th century streets, its festivals and its gourmet cuisine. Grounded, witty and irreverent, “The People’s Republic of Cork” likes to set itself apart from the rest of the country. Yet for all that, it’s an intensely Irish place to visit.
Full of life and vibrancy, Cork is a city that attracts flows of students every new school year, but it is also home to plenty of parks, museums, galleries and sights ready to please all and everyone.
Cork’s tradition of using very fresh local and seasonal produce has brought it up to the range of culinary capital of Ireland. Generous food traditions and yummy specialty dishes will have you push every restaurant's doors in a quest for deliciousness. And you should not hesitate to do so!
If Irish weather scares you, remember: it will be the perfect excuse to walk into a warm and cosy coffee shop or tea room and indulge in comforting hot beverages. Do not worry, if Irish Coffee IS on the menu, it is not the only item and there are surely a lot of delicious options to choose from.
Narrow streets and laneways filled with unique pubs, clubs and live music venues make up the landscape of Cork, Ireland’s second city, after dark. With students making up a third of its population, the city is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene.
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