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Impressions of Cork

Impressions of Cork

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  • 1. Impressions of Cork Explore the second biggest City in Ireland
  • 2. Facts and Figures
    • 190,000 inhabitants
    • Founded in 650 AD by St. Finnbar as a Monastery School
    • Cork is named after the Gaelic Corceigh
    • The river Lee divides the City in two parts
    • Cultural and economic centre of the southwest of Ireland
  • 3. Visitor Attraction
    • Cork Butter Museum
    • Once the largest butter market in the world, this museum tells the story of the Cork butter trade
  • 4. St. Francis
    • The church was named after Francis of Assisi
    • Exists since 1229
    • Present church was opened on 14 July 1953
  • 5. University College Cork
    • Founded in 1845 by Queen Victoria
    • Over 17,000 students from 75 countries
    • Motto: Where Finnbar taught let Munster learn
  • 6. The Stone Corridor and the Ogham Stones Collection
    • Cloistered walkway with 28 inscribed stones
    • Unique collection of Ogham Stones
    • Collection was established in 1861
    • http:// www.ucc.ie/en/AboutUCCandCork/VirtualCampusTour/OghamStones /
  • 7. The Honan Chapel
    • Dedicated to St. Finnbar
    • Founded in 1916 by the wealthy Honan-Family
    • 19 radiant stain-glass windows
    • Mosaic floor showing the Zodiac and the stream of life
  • 8. Shandon Church and Bells & Catholic Cathedral
    • St. Anne‘s Church was built in 1722 and hosts chiming bells
    • Clime up the tower and ring the bells yourself
    • The Catholic Cathedral
    • http ://www.corkandross.org/html/history/historyoverview.jsp
  • 9. Court House
    • Pillared Stone building
    • Established in 1835
    • On top of the building there is the Blind Figure of Justice
  • 10. Cork Harbour
    • One of the deepest natural ports in the world
    • Explore the port and go on a sea safari
    • http:// www.safari.ie/
  • 11. Surroundings
    • Blarney Castle
    • Built in 1446
    • Kiss the Blarney Stone in a height of 29 metres and get the Gift of Eloquence
    • Visit Rock Close, the wonderful gardens
  • 12. Blarney Castle Rock Close
  • 13. Cobh
    • 23 km to the south-east of Cork
    • Formerly called Queenstown
    • Linked to the mainland by a bridge
    • Last stop of the Titanic
  • 14. Pictures of Cobh
  • 15. Kinsale
    • About 3,800 inhabitants
    • Famous for its picturesque houses in the Georgian style
  • 16. Pictures of Kinsale

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