September 23rd, 2007 – by: cabotono
The River Lee
Cork is the second city of the Republic of Ireland and Ireland's third most populous city after Dublin and Belfast. It is the principal city and administrative center of County Cork and the largest city of the province of Munster.
I only spent a couple of hours in Cork but I was amazed. Its main street, St. Patrick it's a shopping Mecca. There all kinds of stores in the area including a Penny’s Department Store that have affordable prices. J
The city's name is derived from an Irish word corcach meaning "marshy place", referring to its situation on the River Lee. Cork has a reputation for rebelliousness dating back to the town's support of the English pretender Perkin Warbeck in 1491 following the Wars of the Roses. Cork County has the nickname of "the Rebel County", and Corkonians often refer to Cork as the "real capital of Ireland".
I found out that Corkonians believe that Cork is the real Capitol of Ireland instead of Dublin. Corkonians are proud of there city and will stand up for it.
The River Lee flows through the city, an island in the river forming the main part of the city centre just before the Lee flows into Lough Mahon and thence to Cork Harbour, one of the world's largest natural harbours. The city is a major Irish seaport with quays and docks sited along the broad waterway of the Lee on the city's East side, while Cork plays host to the World's second largest natural harbour, after Sydney, Australia.