Cork County is the biggest county in Ireland and also part of both the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. Cork City is part of this county and located between two channels of the River Lee. It was invaded in 915 by Vikings and become an important trading centre in the global Scandinavian trade network. It got the nickname ‘The Rebel County’ due to a history of independence from the Viking invasions to the Irish War of Independence.
Nowadays it has the reputation to be Ireland’s food capital, thanks to a perfect combination of high-quality local producers and a profusion of passionate chefs.
In the second half of the year, you can experience Ireland’s biggest jazz event – the Jazz Festival – that attracts thousands of people to the city.