Study in Cork

Cork city is the Republic of Ireland’s second largest city after Dublin and has a population of about 300,000 in the metropolitan area. Situated in the South-West of the country on the River Lee, the city originated as a monastery approximately 1,400 years ago. Today Cork is a university city with a student population in excess of 25,000, which contributes to its bustling and cosmopolitan character.


Some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery can be found within the surroundings of Cork City. You will find everything from rugged coastlines and golden beaches, to serene lakes, beautiful mountains and peaceful countryside. The area is also renowned for its wide variety of festivals (including music, boating, and cultural events) and it’s delicious locally produced food.

  • Cork was nominated as European Capital of Culture in 2005 and was declared one of the top ten cities in the World to visit by Top Travel Guide "The Lonely Planet" in 2010. In 2012 Cork was voted as the best Irish city to live in by the Irish Times (one of Ireland’s leading newspapers). In 2018 it was voted as the third friendliest city in the world by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller and one of Europe’s top 15 destinations in European Best Destinations 2020.
  • Cobh, which is located in Cork Harbour, was the Titanic’s last port of call before sinking.
  • Cork has the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney Harbour.
  • The Cork coast is the top place in Europe for whale & dolphin watching.
  • One of the most popular tourist attractions in Cork is Blarney Castle and the ‘Blarney Stone’. When you kiss the Blarney Stone it is said that you will get the ‘Gift of the Gab’ meaning that you will speak in a persuasive and interesting way! Very important for all English language students!!!




Some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery can be found within the surroundings of Cork City.