General information about
County Cork

Cork is the largest County in Ireland. Cork's 640 kilometres of coastline has many clean beaches, steep cliffs, making this County a maritime area. Cork is one of the principal ports of Ireland (it connects Ireland to France (Roscoff, Le Havre) and the United Kingdom (Swansea) and it always has been, since it was also the starting point of many steamers for America until the Sixties. It is also from here that 3 million Irishmen emigrated in the 19th century to the "new world". This port was a factor of economic and commercial development for all Ireland.

The climate is largely inspired by the ocean: soft... wet and windy, very invigorating!

The festivals are another great attraction and throughout the summer there is an event each weekend. Cork has many attractions artistic, cultural and patriotic to offer to its visitors. There are numerous water sports and of course clean beaches with several Blue Flag awards.

You can also go sea angling, scuba diving, rent canoes and enjoy golf in spectacular landscapes with tariffs which are considered very reasonable. Walking remains the best means of appreciating the astounding landscape of Cork.


7,459 km2 (the biggest!)


400,000 inhabitants (CSO: Central Statistics Office)

Principal city

Cork (120,000 inhabitants)



County Cork
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