Cork

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Cork is the southernmost city in Ireland where you can take an English course in one of the best English schools in Cork

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With over 208,000 inhabitants, Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city and is often called the ‘real capital’ by the locals. Further off the beaten track than the capital,

Cork can offer a more authentic Irish experience and has something for everyone!

Cork is a city full of history, with great food, vibrant arts, and a perfect city to learn English.

Cork may be Ireland’s second-largest city, but it is still relatively small.

The city centre is easily walkable and very safe; after a while, you’ll repeatedly see the same friendly faces.

Cork is consistently ranked among the most welcoming cities in the world!

Cork was the European Capital of Culture in 2005 and was included in Lonely Planet's top 10 "Best in Travel 2010" in 2009.

It has a robust cultural calendar each year with the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and the Cork Midsummer Festival among its many highlights, which will help improve your English level.

Cork is a sporting city with a secure attachment to Gaelic games and hurling.

Cork City FC is the city's soccer team, and in rugby, Munster plays a part in their home games in Cork. There are also nationally active Basketball teams.

History enthusiasts will love the city’s ancient architecture, including the iconic Gothic St Finbarr’s Cathedral, featuring towering spires and beautiful stained-glass windows. Cork’s City Gaol is also an impressive structure, built in the 19th Century. Forts, churches and towers can be seen in and around Cork city and in beautiful neighbouring towns such as Kinsale, Cobh and Blarney.

Cork is proud to have numerous museums, theatres and art galleries and caters to everyone’s artistic taste. These include the award-winning Lewis Glucksman Gallery and the 120-year-old Victorian Everyman Theatre.

Traditional Irish music can be found in most of the city’s pubs and bars, seven nights a week.

Music is a large part of Cork’s culture, seen throughout the city’s venues and talented buskers performing on Cork’s streets. Perhaps the highlight of Cork’s music events is the incredibly popular Guinness Jazz festival, held annually on October Bank Holiday.

The city comes alive with free music and various performances, and people fill the streets to celebrate.

Most important events and festivals in Cork

  • February: Cork Spring Poetry Festival.
  • March: Cork St. Patrick’s Day Festival.
  • April: Cork World Book Festival.
  • May: Cork International Choral Festival e Ocean to City.
  • June: Cork City Marathon, Shandon Street Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival.
  • July: Damh safest Festival and Cork Cycling Festival.
  • August: Cork Pride Festival.
  • September: Cork International Short Story Festival e Cork Culture Night.
  • October: Cork Folk Festival e Cork Jazz Festival.
  • November: Cork Film Festival.
  • December: A Cork Christmas Celebration.

Most popular sights in Cork

  • Ballycotton Cliff Walk.
  • Blackrock Castle Observatory.
  • Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone.
  • Cobh.
  • Cork City Gaol.
  • Crawford Art Gallery.
  • Fitzgerald Park and Cork Public Museum.
  • Fota Wildlife Park.
  • Kinsale.
  • Shandon Bells, St. Anne's Church.
  • St Patricks Street.
  • St. Fin Barre's Cathedral.
  • The English Market.
  • University College Cork.

Location

CityCork
CountryIreland
Population (hab)208,669
Latitude51.896892
Longitude-8.486316
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)10

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ACET Active Centre of English Training

ACET Active Centre of English Training

Quality family-run english language school located in a modern Georgian building in the heart of Cork city centre

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CEA Cork English Academy

CEA Cork English Academy

A beautifull english language school in the city centre of Cork

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CEC Cork English College

CEC Cork English College

Family-owned English language school with over 40 years of excellence in teaching English right in the centre of Cork, Ireland

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Home Tuition full immersion in the Cork region

Home Tuition full immersion in the Cork region

Private English Language classes in the Cork region living at the teacher's house. Can combine with sports activities and cultural excursions

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