Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The City of Cork

            Cork is an old city, one of the oldest of all Irish cities. Indeed it is older than many more famous European cities, for instance Berlin. Cork a busy port during the middle age for exporting animal hides and woollen cloth and importing wine for the aristocrats. During the dark era in Europe, Cork was the main port for emigrants from Ireland to USA and other countries fled escaping from poverty. Located on Ireland’s south coast, is the Republic of Ireland’s second largest city and the third most populous city. It is the principal city and administrative center of County Cork which earned the nicknamed of “the Rebel County”.

Cork, The River Lee
Cork Streets
Cork Market

Cork Coloured Apartment

           The city is built on the River Lee which divides into two channels at the western end of the city. At the eastern end of the city centre they converge, and the River Lee flows around Lough Mahon to Cork Harbour, one of the world largest natural harbours. Cork is one of the twenty-six traditional countries of the Republic of Ireland and one of the thirty-two traditional countries in the island of Ireland. To the north and north-west, borders with Limerick and Kerry and Tipperary and Waterford to the east. Circulated by a large range of mountains and added to the habitats found in the county include imported habitats in the uplands include blanket hog,heath,glacial lakes and upland grasslands. Also can be found a diversity of flora and fauna, sightings of rare birds, sightings of fin whales, basking sharks, pilot whales, and other species. With an outstanding natural beauty and heritage attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork Butter Museum and many more make Cock as an Ireland most premier tourism region. A visit to the county is not a things to miss out.Cheers.

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