Where beauty, history and enterprise meet

From rich treasure troves of natural beauty and wildlife, to unique historic tourist attractions, to seats of global industry and innovation, the Cork coastline boasts them all

17th June, 2018
Gavin Noble, Irish Olympian and Iron Man Coach; Tim Lucey, chief executive of Cork County Council; Cllr Declan Hurley, Mayor of Cork County; and Paul Byrne, managing director, Ironman UK & Ireland, pictured in Youghal for the launch of the first full Ironman triathlon event in Ireland Pic: Darragh Kane

Cork is syn- onymous with the coast, having 19 per cent of the countys coastline and one of the finest natural harbours in the world.

The harbour area is a focal point for key industries such as pharmaceutical, with Ringaskiddy home to eight of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Ireland’s only oil refinery at Whitegate is within Cork Harbour. Much of the land around the harbour is in agricultural use, with the Cork...

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