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Cork Travel Guide, Ireland

The city of Cork happens to be one of the very important cities as well as the administrative hub for the Cork County of Ireland. The name of this city was inspired from the corcach, an Irish word. The meaning of this word is marshy place and it did suit with the city of Cork as the Lee River flows in the proximity of Cork and it does create somewhat marshy land around the borders of the city.

The locals of Cork call themselves as ‘rebels’ and city of Cork as ‘original capital for the country of Ireland’. Officially the locals of Cork are called as Corkonians. It as the year 1491 when the famous War of Roses was fought in the city of Cork and the locals of the city did participate in this war with full force. This was the time when the city of Cork was called as ‘the Rebel County’ and the locals of the city as rebels which has somehow continued till now.

The climate for the city of Cork is mild and moist just like the climate of many other cities in the country of Ireland. The city also experiences considerable amount of rainfall and does not has to face extremes in temperature thus making it an interesting city to visit. Temperature in this city of Cork never goes below zero degree Celsius and never crosses the limit of 30 degree Celsius. Fog in the city of Cork is also regular with around 100 days of the 365 days that a year has facing intense fog. Mostly it is the high pressure days or winter season when the city of Cork experiences foggy days. Now you will be surprised to know that even though the city of Cork faces around 100 foggy days yet it is one of the most sunny cities when compared to many other cities of Ireland. Only around 70 days are such when the city of Cork won’t experience sun shine.

Media activities have also grown considerably in the city of Cork with many radio stations and print media companies opening up in and around the city of Cork in last few decades.

The city of Cork is also an important tourist hot spot due to the favorable temperature and the multiple tourist hot spots which it has in the city of Cork. The city is famous for its natural tourist hot spots and the historical monuments which the city has preserved even when the city has been moving towards modernization.

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