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County Cork

The County of Cork occupies the southern portion of Ireland.

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Bantry Town and Bay

The name Bantry comes from the Gaelic Beanntraige, which means territory belonging to Beannt, son of Conor MacNessa, a Gaelic king who lived around 2000 years ago.

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cork opera house

Cork Opera House

 
The current Cork Opera house, rebuilt in 1965, is located on Emmet’s Place.

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Kinsale

Kinsale

Situated on the South West Coast of Cork, is the picturesque harbour town of Kinsale.

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St Finbarr's Cathedral, Cork City

St Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork City

Saint Finnbar’s/Fin Barre’s Anglican Cathedral, is a Church of Ireland cathedral located in the centre of Cork city.

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St. Anne's Church, Cork City

St. Anne’s Church, Cork City

This popular Cork City landmark, visible across the area, was built in 1722.

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English Market, Cork City

English Market, Cork City

Commerce began on this site as the result of a 1610 charter of King James.

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Cork Vision Centre, Cork City

Cork Vision Centre, Cork City

Situated in St. Peters, a restored ancient church building with vaulted ceilings,  the Cork Vision Centre is located in the centre of the once vibrant medieval section of Cork city.

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Cork City Gaol Heritage Center and Radio Museum

Cork City Gaol Heritage Center and Radio Museum

The proposal for a city gaol in Cork originated with an act of Parliament in 1804.

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Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork City

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork City

The building that houses the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery dates back to 1724.

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Cork City

Cork City

Also known as The Rebel City because of its role in successive struggles for Irish independence, this centre of learning and industry was designated a European Capital of Culture in 2005.

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Ballinascarthy

Ballinascarthy

Ballinascarthy is a small village that is famed for its connection with the Ford Motor Company.

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Allihies

Allihies

Allihies – with two shops, a post office and four pubs – is typical of the type of self-contained Irish village that was once found throughout the country.

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Ardigole and Healy Pass

Ardigole and Healy Pass

Ardigole is a small, pretty and historic harbour village located on the scenic Healy Pass road.

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Cobh

Cobh

The town of Cobh (pronounced Cove) located southeast of Cork City, is a pretty Georgian seaside resort popular today with windsurfers and sailors.

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Bantry House

Bantry House

The highlight of Bantry Town is Bantry House, an outstanding 1739 Georgian mansion.

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Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone

Blarney Castle in Cork is most famous for its “Stone of Eloquence”, known internationally as the Blarney Stone.

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