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Cork Midsummer Festival Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay, Cork
This unique Festival offers a combination of cutting edge, exciting, performances and events throughout the City. Prepare for a feast of the senses as Cork Midsummer Festival combines the best of local, national and international presentations. During the Festival Cork is alive with spectacle in every conceivable type of venue. Families and individuals can enjoy, participate and experience exceptional events exclusive to the Festival. Cork Midsummer Festival presents large scale free outdoor events, comedy, music, theatre, dance, visual art and much much more..This unique and dynamic Festival is not to be missed! [ http://www.corkfestival.com ]
Blarney Castle Blarney
A warm welcome to Blarney Castle, where all the real blarney began. We hope you enjoy your visit and can take some time to explore. If people come for the Stone, many stay for the mystical and beautiful Rock Close and gardens.
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Cork is the principal city and administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city of the province of Munster. Cork has the nickname "the Rebel County"due to its participation in the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. It is situated on the River Lee, an island in the river forming the main part of the city centre with quays and docks along the broad waterway of the Lee on the East side of the city. Cork was the European Capital of Culture for 2005 and Cork Airport is the gateway to the South of Ireland.
Many of the city's buildings are in the Georgian style, the most famous building is the church tower of Shandon. There are two cathedrals in the city, The Roman Catholic St Mary's Cathedral and the Church of Ireland St Finbarre's Cathedral and Cork Opera House is one of the few such venues in Ireland. Cultural life is vibrant; music, theatre, dance, and film all play a prominent role in city life. Notable companies and festivals include Corcadorca Theatre Company, Cork Film Festival, the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Jazz Festival, the Cork Academy of Dramatic Art, The Everyman Palace Theatre and the Granary Theatre. There is a covered English Market fish, fruit, meat, spices and luxury foods. Traditional foods include Crubeens, Tripe and Drishee. Retail trade in Cork City is growing quickly with a mix of modern, state of the art shopping centres and family owned local shops providing unique and often hand-made crafts.
Industry is prominent in Cork in particular pharmaceuticals with Pfizer Inc (famous for Viagra) and Novartis large employers in the region; the European call centre and manufacturing plant for Apple Computer is located in Cork.
Gaelic football, hurling and association football are the most popular sports in Cork. Cork City F.C. play their home games at Turners Cross stadium. Cork are the record holders for hurling titles and there are many Gaelic Athletic Association clubs in Cork City. A huge variety of water sports can be found in the harbour and river areas of the city, both Rowing and Sailing are growning in popularity.
Cork's suburbs include Blackpool, Ballincollig, Douglas, Wilton and Mahon, Glanmire and Carrigaline.
Cork Hotel, Cork Bed and Breakfast, Cork Cheap Hotel accommodation suitable for a Cork Weekend Break, a Cork City Break, Cork Wedding Accommodation, Cork Guys Night out, Cork Girls Night out or even a Cork Stag Party Stag Night or a Cork Hen Night.