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Beautiful County Cork
There’s something uniquely special about County Cork so, we’ll be honest, here at RentACottage we are big fans. We’re certain you will be too!
Because of its role in the Irish War of Independence it is known as the “People’s Republic of Cork”. This area has a serious presence in the tourism, business and educational industries of Ireland.
Cork is the biggest county in Ireland and is part of both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. With over 1000km of coastline there’s a mesmerising amount of experiences to be had. Read some tips to get the most from your visit.
Some of our top picks are: Spike Island, Blarney Castle, the English Market, Cork City Gaol and much more. So, Cork should definitely be on your bucket list for great Irish destinations
The Gaeltacht in Cork
The County of Cork has not one but two ‘Gaeltacht’ areas where the Irish language is the primary tongue used for everyday speech. So you’ll be guaranteed to here a bit of our beautiful native tongue. You’ll find these at Múscraí (Muskerry) in the north and Oileán Chléire (Cape Clear Island).
Our Things To Do In County Cork guide below takes in some of the County essentials.
Fota Island Wildlife Park
Fota Wildlife Park is located on 100 acres at Fota Island. It is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster. It has an array of beautiful animals and is in the for front of wildlife conservation.
Our Shanagarry Holiday Village is just a 30 minute drive to Fota Island so it is an ideal location for families.