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County Cork is situated in the South West of Ireland, it is the largest of all the Irish counties and in many ways the most varied. Rich farmlands and river valleys contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west, and above all there is the magnificent coastline scooped and fretted by the Atlantic into great bays and secret coves, strewn with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands.

Strange as it may seem, this is territory which is relatively undiscovered, and completely un spoilt. Its villages and resorts are mostly unsophisticated, but lively and friendly in their own special fashion, and very welcoming to strangers who come to join in the fun.

Airports: Cork Airport

Airport Coach Service: Operates from Parnell Place Bus Station by Bus Eirean every 45 minutes.

Bus Eireann Home

Automobile Association: 12 Emmet Place Telephone 021 4276922


Banks  Open from 10.00 to 16.00

Bus Stations

Cork City - Parnell Place

Consulates and Diplomatic missions in the Cork Area.

Belgium (021) 4277399
Denmark (021) 4276841
Finland (021) 4275235
France (021) 4311800
Germany (021) 4509367
Italy (021) 4871163 and (021) 4275352
Japan (021) 4304770
Netherlands (021) 4327900
Norway (021) 4811549
Spain (021) 4317900 and (027) 50001
Sweden (021) 4274236

Currency EURO  Exchange Rates


Electricity 220V AC Plugs 3 Pin square pins 50Hz

Emergency Services:  Telephone 999

Main City: Cork City

Map: Click Here

Parking: A parking disk system is in operation in Cork City. Single or Books of disks may be purchased from shops, newsagents, etc. at 80p each

1 disk allows parking for 1 hour (city centre) 2 or 3 hours (inner city)

There are multi storey car parks at Lavitts Quay, North Main street, Parnell Place, Eglington Street.

Police Gardai pronounced Gar-Dee  ...more info

Population 1996 Censuses

Total 420,510

Male 209,177

Female 211,333

Public Holidays

January 1st:

New Year's Day
March 17th: St. Patrick's Day
Friday before Easter: Good Friday
Monday after Easter: Easter Monday
First Monday in May: May Day Holiday
First Monday in June: June Holiday
First Monday in August: August Holiday
Last Monday in October: October Holiday
December 25th: Christmas Day
December 26th: St. Stephen's Day


Catholic  92%
Church of Ireland 2.5%
Presbyterian 0.4%
Methodist 0.1%
Jewish  0.02%


The price of most goods includes value-added tax, or VAT @21%. Non EU visitors can have this sales tax refunded at the end of your trip. Ask for a tax-free shopping form with each purchase.

Time Zone: 

March to October Ireland is on GMT +1

October to March Ireland is on GMT


Restaurants usually add a 10% to 15% service charge.


For citizens of most Western countries no visa is required. UK nationals born in Great Britain or Northern Ireland do not require a passport to visit the Republic

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