Our History

Cork began as a monastic settlement, founded by St Finbar in the sixth century.[7] However the ancestor of the modern city was founded between 915 and 922,[8] when Viking settlers established a trading community.[9] The Viking leader Ottir Iarla is particularly associated with raiding and conquests in the province of Munster. The Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib connects this with the earliest Viking settlement of Cork.[10] The Norse phase of Cork’s history left a legacy of family names, such as Cotter and Coppinger, peculiar to Cork which are claimed to have Norse origins.[11] In the twelfth century, this settlement was taken over by invading Anglo-Norman settlers. The Norsemen of Cork fought against the Norman incomers, mounting an expedition of 32 ships against them in 1173, which was defeated in a naval battle.[12] Cork’s city charter was granted by Prince John in 1185.[13] Over the centuries, much of the city was rebuilt, time and again, after numerous fires. The city was at one time fully walled, and several sections and gates remain. The title of Mayor of Cork was established by royal charter in 1318, and the title was changed to Lord Mayor in 1900.[13] (Source)

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TownsMore Info / Links
Cork CityDiscover Ireland (link)
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Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainCork Freight Ferries (link)
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Getting Around Cork (link)
Bus OnlyCork City Bus Station (link)
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Broadband ProvidersThere are seven main broadband providers in Cork.
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Tech HubCork Local Enterprise Office Official Site (link)
Co-working (link)
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HikingFamily walks in Cork (link)
All trails Cork (link)
GreenwayLee to Sea Greenway (link)
Zoo and FarmsZoo (link)
Kids farm (link)
Pet farm (link)
National ParksNatural Reserve (link)
Glengariff Natural Reserve (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesCorks Vienna Wood Hotel (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co.CorkRainy day in Cork (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesWikiVoyage (link)(link)
County Council (link)(link)
Discovery Cork (link)
Cork Bucket List (link)
TwitterCork County Council (link)
Cork Libraries (link)
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Facebook PagesCork People (link)
Visit Cork (link)
Cork  Now (link)
InstagramCork Ireland (link)

I have never seen a West Cork farmer with an umbrella, except at a funeral. His father or grandfather, who went to the creamery with an ass and cart, insulated himself against the vagaries of the heavens with a thick woollen overcoat and slightly greasy flat cap. Little rain permeated the oxter or the headgear. Beneath the outer layer, which could weigh a hundredweight when well soaked, the man remained dry and warm.

Damien Enright, ‘A Place Near Heaven – A Year in West Cork’

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