Wednesday February 19, 2020

Cork 2012: Southern star continues to shine

Cork city and county continue to attract visitors from Ireland and from the rest of the world, and a number of new developments will boost that, writes Lorraine Courtney.

23rd June, 2012
Spike Island in Cork. Photo: Provision

Cork city has positioned itself as the perfect destination for a weekend break. The city is criss-crossed by footbridges and is full of quirky restaurants, sights and cheery pubs.

Out of town, Cork is famous for roads lined with lush fuchsia hedges, rocky inlets and an overriding sense that this is life as it should be lived.

Tourism in Cork has not been immune to the recession, though. The ceasing of the Cork-Swansea ferry service...

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