Cork City , County Cork

Ireland’s third city after Dublin and Belfast , though Corkonians would say otherwise. The settlement began as a monastery , founded by St. Finbarr in the 7th century , on an Island in the swampy Lee estuary; its Irish name Corcaigh means ‘marsh’.

It was raided by the Vikings , who later returned to settle , and invaded by the Anglo-Normans who forced the local chiefs to submit to Henry II. Formerly one of Europe’s main ports , many of the main streets , including Patrick Street , were built over boat channels.

Cork City is a must see on your Ireland tours , so why not get in touch now to organize a tour.