The City of Cork
Living in CORK!
Cork is a friendly welcoming and negotiable city. It is small enough to get around on foot with many cinemas, restaurants and pubs (check out The Long Valley Bar around since 1842) and is great for shoppers. If you prefer the suburbs it has an excellent bus service (if you don’t have a car) and there are many beautiful attractions to visit like Fota Wildlife Park and Blarney Castle to name just a few. Take a look at the Discover Ireland Web (Cork) for more information.
The city, situated on the banks of the river Lee, is home to 123,000 people. It is located on the South West coast of Ireland and is the 2nd largest city in the Republic of Ireland. The area of the city is 3,731 hectares.
Cork city boasts the deepest natural harbour in Ireland with direct ferry crossings to UK and mainland Europe. Cork International Airport has direct flights to the UK and parts of Europe and connecting flights to other European and American destinations.
As you know, Cork is a university city with a total student population in excess of 25,000. The city has two main third level education institutes - University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology.
The city’s well balanced economy has attracted many major companies to the area. Manufacturing, especially electronics, telecommunications, ICT and Health, Pharmaceutical (8 of the top 10 companies in the world) are located in the greater Cork area. The services sector is also well developed. The city has a thriving commercial, social and cultural sector.
The overall quality of life and physical environment of Cork city and its hinterland is excellent and is readily accessible to residents and visitors. This is evident in the parks, rivers, lakes, tourist attractions, sports and recreational facilities available along with many cultural and heritage attractions.