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    Cork

"Bridges, university center, and technology hub"

Cork, just an hour away from scenic Killarney and the Dingle peninsula, is a university and working city.The River Lee runs through the city with 22 different bridges atop of it, creating a variety of great places to see the city and an overall continental feel. The 18th-century  St. Anne’s Church is a symbol for Cork, and visitors who climb to the top tower are greeted with panoramic views of Cork city.

We were excited to come to Cork for a number of reasons. Many California tech companies like Apple and Google have major offices here, which was a draw to check out the city. Cork is situated near the bottom of Ireland, so we were pleasantly surprised to get off the bus from Killarney and arrive in much warmer weather than further north.

Cork itself is more of a working and university city. This means that there’s plenty of options to enjoy the nightlife, but not a ton of things to do during the day. We enjoyed seeing some of the churches and parks that Cork has, but probably wouldn’t choose Cork over California for a job base. The Blarney Castle is just outside of Cork city though, and is definitely worth experiencing.

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Things To Do

patricks hill
Patrick’s Hill

Hill with park and scenic views

st fin barre cathedral
Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral

1800’s victorian church

English Market

Indoor market with food and trinkets

Fitzgeralds Park

Park with flowers and Shakey bridge

Church of St. Anne

Primary church in Cork with tours

Roundy Bar and Cafe

Bar and cafe with music

7 Day Cost Breakdown

Housing

$258

Food

$170

Transportation

$97

Total

$525

Note: The figures above represent the costs for two people

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