Menu Information on Counties in Ireland


county corkLocated in the south west of Ireland, and often referred to as the 'Rebel County', Cork is the largest of all the Irish counties. It derives its name from the gaelic 'Corcaigh' meaning marsh. Cork has a wild rugged beauty and a magnificent coastline indented by the Atlantic Ocean with wonderful bays and coves. The Gulf Stream touches Cork and it therefore gets reasonabley warm weather.

County Cork has many historic attractions including Cobh, the port from which thousands of Irish emigrants boarded ships for their voyage to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Cobh was also the last stop of the Titanic, before departing on her ill-fated journey.

Cork Towns

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