A Short Distance from the City
Cork City, just 14 miles from Cobh, is Ireland’s third city and home to 123,000 people.
It is a compact, vibrant city, filled with history, charm, culture and creativity and famous for the friendliness of its people and sports. The City was founded by St Finbarr over 1,000 years ago it has grown from a trading merchant city to a cosmopolitan 21st century city of today.
It began on an island in the swampy estuary of the River Lee (the name Corcaigh means a marsh).Today the river flows through Cork City in two main channels. There are many attractions in the city, including Finbarrs Cathedral built in 1865 on the site of the monastery founded by St. Finbarr in the 7th Century.