Information Cork Ireland

General information Cork

County Cork (Contae Chorcaí in Irish) rests on Ireland’s South West Coast. It is the southernmost of the Irish counties and is nicknamed "The Rebel County", as a result of the support of the townsmen of Cork in 1491 for Perkin Warbeck, a pretender to the throne of England during the Wars of the Roses.
In more recent times, the name has referred to the prominent role Cork played in the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921), thanks to important figures like Michael Collins. It was also an anti-treaty stronghold during the Irish Civil War (1922–23).
Cork’s native’s have a charming exuberance all their own and often refer to the county as “The People’s Republic Of Cork”.

Attractions include the Blarney Stone and Cobh, the port from which many Irish emigrants set sail for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States and also the last stop of the Titanic, before departing on its ill fated journey.

Cork is well served by national roads and Shannon International Airport.

Accommodation in Cork

Cork provides you with plenty of accommodation options to suit your requirement and your budget. Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are some of the possible alternatives for your stay in Cork.

Hotels in Cork

Hotels in Cork reflect the county’s own diversity. Historic, modern, coastal and country hotels are all available. Cork’s list of hotels includes Hotel Isaacs in Cork City, the White House in Kinsale and the Commodore hotel in Cobh.

Bed & Breakfast in Cork

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Cork provides you with a comfortable and affordable stay along with deliciously cooked breakfast without breaking the bank. B&B in Cork includes names such as Achill House in Cork City and the White House in Blarney.

Cork Restaurants

Cork restaurants serve meals in a variety of settings and styles. Popular restaurants in Cork include The Bulman in Kinsale and Ballymaloe House in Shangarry.

Shopping in Cork

Cork provides a range of shopping experiences. From the markets of Cork’s coastal towns to the major stores of Cork City in areas such as the Mahon Point Shopping Centre.

Cork Car Rental

Car rentals in Cork facilitate cars on rent for a pre defined period and according to budget. Rental options range from international brands like Avis and Argus to less known brands like Thrifty Car Rental at Shannon Airport.

Cork Golf

Cork has many golf courses including Little Island and Fota Island in Cork City and the famous Old Head in Kinsale.