Cork is known as the Rebel County and has the history to prove it. Strolling in the streets of the city the visitor finds oneself surrounded by the unique singsong cadence of the Cork accent. Small enough to see in a day but large enough and lively enough to explore for a lifetime, Cork City is as good a place as any to base yourself when in the South.
Moving out of the city one passes Ireland's only wildlife park on Fota Island and moving further along the coast are quiet coastal towns like Kinsale with its gourmet reputation, especially seafood. North of Cork city is the famous Blarney Castle, home to the Blarney Stone which, the poet Mahony wrote:
"There is a stone that whoever kisses, Oh! He never misses to grow eloquent 'Tis he may clamber to a lady's chamber, Or become a member of parliament."
Cork - The 'Rebel County' is an area of great natural beauty and clean waters.
There on the Western shores of Europe, there lies an Island with Misty Shores of the Atlantic Coast. Rebel County Ireland is ideally located on the Platform Shelf, in the Shallow Oceanic floors, which draws light for photosynthesis to occur thus creating plankton for fresh abundant fishing to thrive, as a result the waters of the south west coast of Ireland teem with Fresh Salmon along the shores of the coast.These Picturesque shores from Youghal to Castletownbere provide for some of the most succulent salmon in the world.
This is just one example of the wonderful richness available in the west cork region.
West Cork is located in the beautiful South Western corner of Ireland and the region stretches from the Ferry port of Ringaskiddy westwards as far as the Beara Peninsula. The landscape is one of unparalled beauty in which numerous activities and attractions can be found. Along the coast there are centers for sailing, swimming, scuba diving and other water sports with golf, horse riding and fishing very popular a short step inland.
The importance of water along the coastal regions of Cork is evident from the area's reputation as providing some of the best fish and food in the country.