Cork
Relaxed city of arts and culture
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Cork

Cork is Ireland’s second city and is the ideal destination for students to discover the real Ireland: green, poetic, musical, chatty and charming. It is also the gateway to beautiful wild southern part of Ireland.

It’s smaller, quieter and much more relaxed than Dublin.

Cork City has a population of about 160,000. The city is compact with excellent public transport. Most of the city-based attractions are in the city area. Most are free. Almost everything is walking distance. Great for bicycles.

The city has a vibrant arts and cultural ethos and was the European Capital of Culture in 2005. Cork is host to many festivals—the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival , the Cork Film Festival , the Cork International Choral Festival and the Cork Midsummer Festival .

One of The Language House’s favourite actors, Cillian Murphy comes from Cork.