City Facts - Cork
Cork is a city in Ireland with a population of more than
417,000. It lies on the River Lee, and is a popular university hub.
Originally a monastic settlement, Cork has gone through many
transformations yet still retains its beautiful old architecture. Its economy
is split between retail and industry. The city has a number of modern shopping
centres, which share a home with pharmaceutical companies, IT companies, and,
of course, the famous Heineken Brewery.
Ireland’s second city is a youthful, vibrant place, home to
pretty streets, trendy bars and restaurants and a glorious waterfront. Its attractions range from fascinating
historic structures like Elizabeth Fort and the Annie Moore Statue, to museums
including the Cork Photo Gallery and Buckley Fine Art. While you’re there, be
sure to embark on a daytrip to Blarney Castle or go for a potter along the
Buses and trains are readily available in Cork, and cover a
variety of different routes. Cork also has its own airport, to the south of the
city, which offers flights to over 38 different destinations in North America
Complete your trip to Cork by booking a stay at a SilverDoor
serviced apartment in the city.