Cork - Ireland’s cultural capital
Location: Southwest Ireland in the province of Munster
Cork can be found on the banks of the River Lee in the southwest province of Munster. It is Ireland’s second largest city and has good transport links. If flying, there are regular flights arriving at Cork Airport. Train service connects the city with greater Ireland, as well as the M7 and M8 motorways for those arriving by car.
Business: A city of industry
Cork is a city of industry. Its largest industry is that of pharmaceuticals with the companies Pfizer Inc. and Novartis being key employers. You can also find the European headquarters of Apple here, which is responsible for over 3,000 jobs. Other large employers in the area include several hospitals and University College Cork.
Culture: A European capital of culture
In 2005, Cork was voted European Capital of Culture with its rich history and thriving social environment. There are plenty of attractions to witness during your stay, including the English Market, Fitzgerald Park, and the Blackrock Castle Observatory. The city is also responsible for many events throughout the year that celebrate music, film, heritage, and art.
Activities: Get out and see this great city!
You’ll find no shortage of activities to take part in during your stay. Golf is very popular in the area and there plenty of courses to play. Be sure to take a walk along the beautiful River Lee and enjoy the wonderful city centre. Cork is also known for its lively music and nightlife scene and here you will find a wealth of traditional pubs featuring both!