Cork the Real Ireland

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | August 24, 2018 0

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland in Cork City on our doorstep.  Since moving to West Cork I have got to know and love Cork City. Love it for its human scale, dynamic youth culture, independent retailers, great bars, theatre and music.

Situated on islands on the River Lee, sheltered by surrounding slopes it is a place of charm, vitality and culture at the head of the largest natural harbour in Europe. With a young population due to its universities, colleges and Hi-Tech industries the City of Cork is a hopping place with music and venues, a cafe and food culture and a vibrant theatre, music and club scene.  Cork city is full of culture, adventure, and character and always leaves you coming back for more. This is what Cork’s Red FM presenter Stevie G believes and this is why he has decided to showcase the city he’s so proud of.

From Shandon Bells to Cork Opera house, dog cafes to the delicious food in the English market, Cork delights because there’s something new to discover around each corner. The video will be shown in cinemas across the city and county and is expected to be seen by up to 270,000 people over the next two months.


The Rebel City has a complex history, surrounded by waterways and packed with grand Georgian avenues but it’s the people who stand out the most. From Rory Gallagher & Cillian Murphy to Graham Norton and the O’Donovan brothers, the people of Cork have a certain magic about them. Speaking about the video Cork Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn, said: “This video is a great production and really showcases the unique offering of the city centre, across retail and leisure.”

And here is a video was premiered at an event to announce the launch of as a dedicated portal for tourism in Cork, the launch of the second phase of the city’s free Wi-Fi programme, a new marketing partnership with the City of Bordeaux, and the roll out of cutting edge technology in the city centre for tourists.

New touch screens are set to be installed in empty shop fronts, airports and hotels to inform visitors of the very latest happenings in city and county.

So what are you waiting for? Come visit and see for yourself why the locals call Cork the ‘real’ capital of Ireland.

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