Cork City, derived from the Irish word “Corcaigh” meaning “marshy place,” is a vibrant metropolis nestled in the heart of southern Ireland. Known as the Rebel County, it carries a rich history of resistance and independence.

Cork card from Exploring Ireland game

Cork is famous for its picturesque waterfront, charming narrow streets, and colorful houses. The city’s iconic English Market, dating back to 1788, is renowned for its fresh local produce and artisanal delights. If you’re a food lover, this is a must-visit place for you!

Cork also boasts a lively arts and music scene. The Cork Opera House and cultural events like the Cork Jazz Festival attract artists and enthusiasts from around the world.


While in Cork, don’t miss exploring the historic Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone for the gift of the gab, and a visit to the nearby Blarney Woolen Mills for Irish souvenirs.

With its warm hospitality and diverse cultural experiences, Cork City has something for every traveler to enjoy.