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Travel Guide to Cork, Ireland

Located in South West of Ireland, Cork is the second largest city after Dublin. Its landscape is highly varied: river valleys and cozy farmlands contrast with wild sandstone hills and rocky Atlantic bays.

Most part of Cork is located on an island in the river Lee, so you will find yourself constantly crossing bridges. The city has always been an important seaport. There are many docks and quays sited along the river Lee on the eastern side of the city.

Since the Viking period, Cork was renowned for its independent nature. The local people often call their city as the 'true capital of Ireland.'

Cork has significantly changed over last years. Nowadays it is an Irish cultural center and a popular travel destination. In 2005 Cork was chosen the European Capital of Culture and proved to the world that it has a rich and very welcoming culture.
The most famous building in Cork is the church tower of Shandon, located in the Shandon district of the city. The church is built with two types of stone: red sandstone and white limestone. It creates an unusual effect as you walk around the building. The famous clock tower on the church is known as the Four Faced Liar because each clock face shows a bit different time during the hour.

Cork has two cathedrals: the Church of Ireland St. Finbarre's Cathedral (the patron saint of the city) and the Roman Catholic St Mary's Cathedral. Other remarkable places include the City Hall, the English Market, the Cork Opera House, Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald's Park, University College and St. Patrick's Street with numerous shops.
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Cork: Major facts

Time zone 1:49 AM, GMT +0
Number of inhabitants 123,338
Local currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Working hours Shops: 10:00-18:00
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Major newspapers and journals Local daily publication: Irish Examiner
Irish Times
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Emergency telephone numbers 999

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