Cork City, County Cork
In the 7th century St. Finbarr founded a monastery on marshy land and so laid the foundations stones of Cork City – the name deriving from the Gaelic – corach meaning marshy place. Over the subsequent centuries, it survived the arrival of the Vikings, Normans and English and today it is Ireland’s second largest city (after Dublin) with a population of around 120,000 according to recent statistics. The city is situated along the banks of the River Lee and indeed the core of the city is built on a series of islands – although today these islands and river channels are almost invisible due to the network of roads and bridges built down through the centuries. Cork City is a major port evident with the number of docks and quays situated along the city’s east side.
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