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Cork Travel Information

Cork, just inland from Ireland’s southwest coast, is a university city with its centre on an island in the River Lee, connected to the sea by Cork Harbour. The castlelike 1824 Cork City Gaol once held prisoners bound for Australia, and exhibitions relay the building’s history. The hilltop steeple of 18th-century Shandon Church (officially the Church of Saint Anne) is a symbol of the city.

Cork is an intriguing mixture of contrasts. Varying from the bustle of Ireland’s second city, to the tranquillity of the pretty villages and sheltered bays of West Cork. This lovely city is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is ideal for a short break. Cork city is relatively compact and can easily be visited on foot. To see more of the area though we would recommend car hire. Make sure you visit the Old City Gaol, the English market - a covered fruit and vegetable market established in 1610 and the Opera House. Wherever you stay you are never far from great restaurants and traditional pubs and will be assured of the legendary, warm Irish hospitality.