Cork, Republic Of Ireland
The real capital of Ireland
Corkonians cheekily refer to their home as ‘the real capital of Ireland’ – and it’s easy to see why. With the world’s second largest natural harbour (after Sydney) and a beautiful riverfront setting, the city has much to offer the senses. Venture further afield and there’s stunning countryside just moments from the city limits. And if you fancy a walk, the European walking route E8 trail starts here... and ends 4700 km away in Istanbul.
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Rainfall: 1081.2mm a year
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Take a trip into town and look up. The clock tower on Shandon steeple is known locally as the ‘four-faced liar’ – as every clock face appears to show a different time.
Must eat at:
The Ivory Tower on Oliver Plunkett street is an award-winning local institution – and, although it can be pricey, serves-up a delicious mix of eclectic dishes including Swordfish with banana ketchup.
Must be there for:
The city’s annual film festival is now 50 years old. Head to Cork in early October for a sneek peak of arthouse and commercial releases.
One of the best ways to see the city is on a walking tour – they’ll help you get a sense of its monastic, Viking and medieval past.
For a real pint of atmosphere, head to Sin e on Coburg Street, which puts the ‘authentic’ back in to any pub crawl.
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