May 30, 2024

Ireland in the heart and a clover on the wrist: 8 good reasons to visit Cork

You have Ireland in your heart, a clover on your wrist and an agenda full of places to visit. There’s Dublin with its charms, Belfast with its bristly but fascinating history and then … then you have underlined Cork.

Cork, a favorite destination for tourists and young travelers who every year choose to spend their holidays here and often their lives too, in a delicate and cheerful toast; Cork, with its ancient churches, its fortresses and colorful houses that distribute joy and sunshine.

So here are 8 good reasons to confirm your underlining and turn it into a plane ticket.

• Proud of its own Irishness and considered by its inhabitants the true capital of Ireland, in 2005 it was designated European Capital of Culture.
Cork is home to University College Cork, Ireland’s second most prestigious university, named Europe’s first green campus.

• The River Lee divides the city in two places and is the reason why Cork is known as the “Venice of Ireland”. The river gives the city a mysterious and romantic aspect, ideal for walking in the rain – which, as in all of Ireland, is a constant but discreet guest.

• 120,000 is the number of inhabitants (it’s the second most populous city in Ireland after Dublin) to decide whether to eclipse you among the crowd, unobserved observer, or to sit at the counter of one of the numerous pubs and exchange moods, memories and gentle tremors with warm and jovial locals.
And cheers everybody!

Venice of Ireland but also Rebel City, due to the role played by the city in the bloody War of the Two Roses which was fought in England for the succession to the throne between the Lancasters and the Yorks (respectively represented by a red rose and a white rose ). So if you have a rock n roll spirit and the heart of a pirate, this is the place for you.

• St. Anne’s Church is located in the Shandon area (one of the 4 crucial centers of the city of Cork), one of the most interesting religious symbols of Ireland.
Its striking tower, called Shandon Bells, not only offers the opportunity to admire the splendid panorama of Cork but allows the visitor to ring its bells, which date back to the 1700s.

• The historic center with its main streets (St Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett) is perfect for shopping, a visit to the pub and for fun in general.

The numerous universities and language schools attract thousands of young people who turn the city into a place full of attractions and joy.

• In front of Cork, on a small island located on the mouth of the River Lee, there is the small center of Cobh, famous for its port, Titanic’s last port of call.

• Gaelic is spoken in the city, an excellent excuse to watch Million Dollar Baby and ask someone the meaning of “mo cuishle”.

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