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Known as Rebel Cork

Aug 17, 2007
The city of Cork is Ireland's third city and its capital and has always been an seaport. Today the river Lee flows through Cork city in two main channels, so that you find yourself constantly crossing bridges. The city is known as Rebel Cork. St. Finbarr is the founder and patron saint. He founded a monastery in the seventh century where St. Finn Barre's Cathedral now stands.

The Cork bicolour is flown at public and civic buildings and including the city's main courthouse, bus station, railway station and major department stores. It is often flown along with the Irish tricolour. Cork Airport celebrated its 35th anniversary in October, 1996. It is located just 8 kilometres from Cork City Centre.

The city is packed with night life and culture attractions and has something to offer everyone. There are cafes, theatres and cinemas and clubs, pubs with songs, pubs with comedy, pubs with music and pubs with good company. There are internationally renowned festivals throughout the year Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Film Festival, Folk Festival, and Cork Jazz Festival.

Cork's English Market is one of its principal visitor attractions, and not just for the shopping. It is a large covered market, mainly devoted to food. Entrances are numerous, through iron gates on the Grand Parade.

Patrick Street, the citys recently re-designed main street is packed with national and multi-national brand names. Cork City Centre is a clean, well laid out streets in a compact space. Mahon Point Shopping Centre offers a wide range of shops, cafes, bars and a multi-screen cinema all within easy access of the City

In Cork you will find locals drinking Murphy's or Beamish the two locally brewed stouts. There is a definite sense of civic loyalty when it comes to drinking stout in this town.

Ireland's largest jazz event takes over Cork for four days every year. The main concert venues are the Cork Opera House the Everyman Palace Theatre, and the Triskel Arts Centre.

Cork Court House is an imposing building, that was designed by George Richard Pain, and built in 1935. It was partially burned down in 1891. The ten columns of the portico support a weighty triangular pediment and a graceful dome rises from the roof. Although sadly in need of a face lift the marble inside, red from Little Island and green from Connemara, is a reminder of the building's former glory.
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