You got Ireland in your heart and a shamrock on your wrist.
Dublin is beautiful but the less obvious choices satisfy you more, because they are the result of gently tormented nights that bloom in the morning as an unexpected November sun.
If you looking for an answer, well, Cork is the right one!
Here are 6 good reasons and…you won’t need to phone a friend to know you are absolutely right.
1- Considered by its inhabitants the real capital of Ireland, in 2005 it was designated the European Capital of Culture. Cork is home to the University College Cork, the second most prestigious university of Ireland, nominated the first green campus of Europe.
2 – The River Lee divides the city in two and is the reason why Cork is known as the “Venice of Ireland”. The river gives the city a mysterious and romantic look, ideal for walking in the rain – as in all of Ireland, a constant but discreet guest.
3 – 120.000 is the number of inhabitants to decide whether disappear in the crowd, a not observed observer, or sit at the counter of one of the many pubs to get to know the warm and friendly locals. And cheers everybody!
4 – The Venice of Ireland but also Rebel City, because of the role played by Cork in the bloody War of the Roses. So, if you have a rock n ‘roll heart, this is the place for you.
5 – The historic center with its main streets (St Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett) is perfect for shopping, pubs and entertainment in general. The many universities and language schools attract thousands of young people who turn the city into a place full of attractions and entertainment.
6 – In town they also speak Gaelic, excellent excuse to revisit Million Dollar Baby and ask someone the meaning of Mo cuishle.
Six reasons, we said. And you will add others once you will have visited this beautiful and proud Irish town.