The second largest city in Ireland, with a population of 274,000 inhabitants, Cork, in the extreme south of the country, possesses a rich archaeological, cultural and literary heritage.
Built on an island between the two main canals of the River Lee, its small laneways, numerous markets, bridges and quays give it a warm, appealing atmosphere which make it a great place to wander through. Cork has a rich cultural calendar, with several festivals (film, jazz, folk) organised throughout the year. Numerous theatres, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs create an intense and vibrant nightlife. Sports fans will also be satisfied with the wide range of activities. Choose for yourself: golf, horse riding, sailing, fishing, canoeing or tennis, all to be enjoyed in beautiful outdoor settings. But Cork’s principal asset is without doubt the hospitality of its inhabitants, with whom you can practise your English on the street corners, making your stay an unforgettable and enriching experience.