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Learn English in Cork

Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, but without a doubt is one the most attractive destinations in the country. Cork itself is built on the banks of the river Lee, and the river’s quays, docks and riverbanks separate the main city center from the suburbs which are built on lush green hills overlooking the city. Present day Cork has many preserved traditional buildings and narrow alleyways, but with a young population, it has a growing alternative youth and arts scene.

Historically, Cork was an important destination for Scandinavian Viking traders and later became a medieval walled city, parts of which remain today. Cork was particularly important in the Irish Civil War, and as a result many locals refer to Cork as Ireland’s “real capital” today. Cork today is a bustling town, with many historical and contemporary sites to see. The majority of the Cork city center is easily accessible on foot. St Patrick’s Street is the most famous shopping, dining and entertainment center of the city. In and around the alleyways which surround St Patrick’s Street, you can find many hip coffee shops and new eateries amongst traditional cozy pubs.

Cork has a strong cultural scene, attracting young students to the music, acting, art and design schools. The city boats a mixture of preserved traditional buildings from the 18th century and contemporary architecture design. One of the cities must see landmarks is the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, which is not only a renowned gallery but also an architecturally awarded building. Cork is also a great destination from which you can explore famous landmarks and sites in the south of Ireland such as the Blarney Castle or further afield, the Cliffs of Moher. There are also many quaint villages and long stretches of beautiful Irish coastline to explore. Take an English course in Cork and pick up some traditional sayings from the friendly locals!

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Schools in Cork

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Cork - Travel Guide


­Cricket

An einem schönen S­ommerwochenende stehen die Chancen gut, dass du im Fitzgerald Park einem Cricket-S­piel zusehen kannst. Da die Iren für ihre Gastfreundschaft bekannt sind, findet sich immer jemand, der dir die Regeln erklärt.

Mal was ungewöhnliches!­

Erkundige dich doch mal, was es mit dem Road Bowling in Cork auf sich hat. Mit ein bisschen Glück kommst auch du in den Genuss, dem Spektakel beizuwohnen.

Beachlife

Falls du eine Auszeit vom Stadtleben und die frische Meeresbrise riechen möchtest, dann bist du am Garryvoe Beach genau richtig.

University College Cork

­Auch wenn man nicht an der UCC studiert, lohnt sich ein Besuch der alten Universitätsmauern. Hier geniessen auch "Corker" ihre Pausen im Park.

 

Wanderweg

Corks alte Zuglinie wurde kurzerhand zum Wanderweg umfunktioniert. Den Start findest du am südlichen Ende des "Atlantic Pond".

Hauptevents

  • Cork St. Patrick’s Festival
  • Cork International Choral Festival
  • Cork Midsummer Festival
  • Corona Cork Film Festival
  • Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Wusstest du?

...dass Cork der letzte Hafen war, in dem die Titanic lag, bevor sie sank?­­

Berühmtheiten aus Cork

  • Duncan Hamilton – Formel-1 Rennfahrer
  • Roy Keane – Fussballspieler
  • Jack McAuliffe - Boxer
  • Camilla Power - Schauspielerin