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All you need to know about 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 Dingle Peninsula.

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 and Europe.

Complete your trip to Cork by booking a stay at a SilverDoor serviced apartment in the city.