Cork is a city in County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. It is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the third largest city on the island of Ireland. People from Cork are called Corkonians. It was founded by Saint Finbarr in the sixth century. 274,000 people live in Cork city and the surrounding urban areas. The River Lee runs through Cork city.
Famous things in Cork City include Saint Finbarrs cathedral, Shandon cathedral, Blackrock castle, Fota wildlife park, Fota house and gardens, and University College Cork. Many famous sports people come from Cork including Roy Keane, Dennis Irwin and Christy Ring. Olympic medal winner Sonia O'Sullivan comes from the town of Cobh just outside Cork city in County Cork.
Twin cities[change | edit source]
United Kingdom, Coventry
United States of America, San Francisco
United Kingdom, Swansea