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Cork City

Cork City is the main city of Co Cork. It is the second largest city in the state and is built on the River Lee, which splits into two channels at the western end of the city; the city centre is divided by these channels. They reconverge at the eastern end where the quays and docks along the river banks lead outwards towards Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, one of the world's largest natural harbours. There are numerous events in Cork throughout the year and it is widely known for its culture. The city has many local traditions in food, including crubeens, tripe and drisheen. Cork's English Market sells locally produced foods, including fresh fish, meats, fruit and vegetables, eggs and artisan cheeses and breads. During certain city festivals, food stalls are also sometimes erected on city streets such as St. Patrick's Street or Grand Parade. There are two cathedrals in the city; St. Mary's Cathedral and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral while it is also home to Ireland's tallest building The Elysian. As expected of a city there are endless amounts of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as schools and colleges, including UCC. Shopping centres can be found in many of Cork's suburbs, including Blackpool, Ballincollig, Douglas, Ballyvolane, Wilton and Mahon Point. Others are available in the city centre. These include the recently completed development of two large malls The Cornmarket Centre on Cornmarket Street, and new the retail street called "Opera Lane" off St. Patrick's Street/Academy Street. Cork Airport is just 6.5km south of the city while there are numerous bus services operated by Bus Éireann. Cork's Kent Station is the main railway station in the city. From here, services run to destinations all over Ireland. The main line from Cork to Dublin, has hourly departures on the half-hour from Cork. InterCity services are also available to Kilarney and Tralee, and to Limerick, Ennis, Athenry and Galway (via Limerick Junction and the Limerick to Galway railway line). Cork is also linked from Limerick Junction with connections to Clonmel and Waterford. The Cork Suburban Rail system also departs from Kent Station and provides connections to parts of Metropolitan Cork. Stations include Little Island, Mallow, Midleton, Fota and Cobh. In July 2009 the Glounthaune to Midleton line was reopened, with new stations at Carrigtwohill and Midleton (with future stations planned for Kilbarry, Monard, Carrigtwohill West and Blarney). Little Island Railway Station serves Cork's Eastern Suburbs, while Kilbarry Railway Station is planned to serve the Northern Suburbs. There are numerous sports clubs in the city including Cork City FC, while Munster Rugby play some of their home matches in Musgrave Park in Ballyphehane.

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Household in Cork City
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38%
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19%
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4%
Couple with Children
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2%
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37%
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Housing Type in Cork City
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13%
House
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78%
Apartment
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1%
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1%
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7%
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Local Services in Cork City
€320,000
Springfield, Ballyfeard, Minane Bridge, Cork
5 beds 2 baths 147.62m 2Energy Rating