Cork (from corcach, which means "marsh") is a city, located in the South-West Region, province of Munster (Ireland). It has a population of around 125,600 and is the 2nd largest in the state and the 3rd most populous city on the island of Ireland. The city area is 37.3 km2 (14.4 ml2). The Metropolitan Cork area, including a number of satellite cities and suburbs, features a population that exceeds 300,000. In 2005, Cork was selected as European Capital of Culture.
The city of Cork is built on River Lee which splits into a pair of channels at city's western end. The city centre is divided by the two channels. At the eastern end they reconverge - the quays and docks along Lee's banks there lead outwards to Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
The city's nickname "the rebel city" originates from the support for Yorkist cause during the 15th century Wars of the Roses in England. Corkonians often refer to their city as "the real capital" in reference to its role during the Irish Civil War as the centre of anti-treaty forces.
Cork features notable buildings that originate from Medieval to Modern periods. The sole notable remnant of Medieval era is Cork's Red Abbey. There are a couple of cathedrals in the city: Saint Mary's and Saint Fin Barre's. Saint Patrick's Street is the city's main street which was remodelled during the mid-2000s. It is the main shopping thoroughfare, known for the architecture of buildings along a pedestrian-friendly route.
The Port of Cork is located at Ringaskiddy, 16 km (10 miles) south-east via N28. There are Direct services to the United Kingdom and France. A Water Taxi has been proposed to link Cork with cities in the lower harbour.
Highlights: St. Finbarr’s Cathedral , Kinsale, Blarney Castle and Stone
The Cork cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Cork, Ireland.
If you lose the Cork location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Cork cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Cork, Ireland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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