The city, which is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, is located in the south west of Ireland, in the province of Munster. The area of the city stands at 187km2 hosting a population of 417,211 people according to the most recent census of 2016.
The different ethnic groups are divided into: Irish, British, Polish and Lithuanians residents, all of which are represented in line with the rest of Ireland ethnic groups.
The name Cork comes from the Celtic language “Gaelic Corcaigh” meaning “marshy place”. Cork was given up to the English King when the Norman had invaded Ireland in 1172. After the English invasion to the region, stonewalls were erected around Cork.
The city was founded during 915 and 922, when the settlers formed a trading community. The founder of Cork was “St Finbar” in the 7th century. Firstly, he established an abbey there.” St Finbar (saint)” was a Bishop of Cork an abbot of a monastery.
Cork is the culinary capital of Ireland having an impressive English Market. Cork is a safe city as crimes are in general in decrease, and the majority of its community is really very concerned if somebody was assaulted or raided.
The people of Cork are genuinely caring and compassionate if anything bad takes place, although they do not know the attacked ones, they are always ready to give help and stand by the side of the innocent.