• County Cork is Ireland’s second largest city, located on
the river Lee on the southern Irish coast.
• Its name is derived from the Irish word Corcagh meaning
• It’s population is over 500,000 (519,032, Cork County
• Cork rarely experiences any extremes of temperature, it
seldom falls below freezing or rises above the low 20’s.
• The most pleasant time to visit is from June to
September. Rainfall is at its lowest and temperatures at
their highest as the sun shines.
Overview of Cork
• Blarney castle and Blarney stone are one of the things
that attracts tourists to come to Cork to kiss the Blarney
• Bantry house can also attract tourists to go because it
provides Bed and Breakfasts
• Inchydoney island, a few kilometres away from
Clonakilty, is a family friendly and a beautiful beach in
Places of Interest and
• The English Market is a wonderful food market with an
emphasis on local produce.
• The Desmond Castle International Museum of Wine is an
exhibition of the Irish links to the wine trade.
• Beverly has the oldest natural smoke house in Ireland, it
is also a great place to sample smoked fish and cheese.
• Crawford Art Gallery houses a small but excellent and
permanent collection. Highlights include the works of
Jack B. Yeats, Harry Clarke, Sir John Lavery and an
entire room dedicated to the Irish Women artists.
• Glengarriff Nature Reserve is an example of natural
beauty because of its old oak and young woodlands
which regenerates itself which were cleared of its nonnative coniferous trees over the last couple of years.
• This takes place in late- October in Cork City.
• This festival attracts many tourists around the world, it’s
one of Ireland’s art and cultural events.
• It’s one of the best Jazz festivals in Europe, it has
featured many top jazz names like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzie
Gillespie, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.
• There’s a great music trail offering free gigs and a
buzzing festival club
• There are street entertainers, workshops, lectures, a choir,
jazz camp for students , and lots of other events