There’s something uniquely special about County Cork so, we’ll be honest, here at RentACottage we’re big fans. We’re certain you will be too!
The largest and southernmost county in Ireland, known as the “People’s Republic of Cork” thanks to its role in the Irish War of Independence, this area has a serious presence in the tourism, business and educational industries of Ireland.
Some top class attractions – not least Spike Island, Blarney Castle, the English Market, Cork City Gaol and much more – make Cork a contender as a destination for your visit.
Meanwhile, the renowned University College Cork and major offices belonging to economic giants such as Apple make Cork a proud (the locals call it ‘The Real Capital of Ireland’!) and unique place.
The Gaeltacht in County Cork
The County of Cork has not one but two ‘Gaeltacht’ areas where the Irish language is the primary tongue used for everyday speech.
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.
Discover Cork Old and New
You’ll discover why County Cork is a popular destination with visitors from across Europe thanks to its bredth of city attractions and historic sites across the county.
LonelyPlanet raved about their visit to Cork City, and understandably so, thanks to the friendly and urbane feel they discovered: “It’s a liberal, youthful and cosmopolitan place that was badly hit by economic recession but is now busily reinventing itself with spruced-up streets, revitalised stretches of waterfront, and – seemingly – an artisan coffee bar on every corner”.
Now sure where to visit first? We’ll talk you through some essential highlights…