Cork is Ireland’s second city, a fun-loving, independent-minded city which we often jokingly refer to as “The Real Capital”, the “People’s Republic of Cork” or “The Rebel City & County”. Built on a series of islands on the banks of the River Lee, Cork is an ancient merchant city with a rich culture and tradition of meeting & trading.
Cork’s old motto is “a safe harbour for all ships” meaning all are welcome in our city. So, whether you are enjoying our thriving foodie and craft beer scene, the friendliest of pubs, or an artisan coffee, Cork is the best place in the world to relax and soak up the atmosphere.
CORK IS ALSO A CITY OF INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION
The city & harbour area is home to some of the world’s largest multinational companies. Apple, Dell, Amazon, Pfizer, Janssen & Eli Lilly are all based in Cork, employing people from all over the world, including many of our former students. The city is also home to two universities; University College Cork (UCC) & Munster Technological University (MTU) as well as several further education colleges and of course one of Ireland’s best language schools!
FESTIVALS IN CORK
Cork has a number of festivals year-round such as the Cork Harbour Festival, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, the Cork Midsummer Festival, and many more in between. In Cork you will never go hungry or thirsty, with a list of award-winning restaurants and the famous English Market making it Ireland’s food capital, lauded by critics worldwide.
Cork’s flourishing craft beer scene compliments the endless catalogue of cosy, friendly pubs and toe-tapping traditional Irish music gigs. To learn more about Cork’s numerous gigs, gatherings & experience click here.
MORE ABOUT CORK
Cork is the largest county in Ireland with miles upon miles of coastline, beaches, forests, mountains, villages & towns to explore. West Cork is famous in Ireland as a visitor destination with places such as Gougane Barra, Clonakilty & Glengarriff essential for your to-do list.
To learn more about what’s to see and do in Cork County visit: