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Old 03 October 2006, 15:34   #11
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Well from all the above posts you can see its a great place. Everywhere is worth seeing.
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Old 04 October 2006, 15:02   #12
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You've got to come to Cork - the real Capital of Ireland!
Couldn't agree more. Corcaigh abú! Castles and coves...loughs and rivers. And Cork city seems to have combined its recent cosmopolitan makeover with retaining its unique local character!

Great for a bit of shopping too!!!

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Old 04 October 2006, 18:52   #13
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Thanks all, flights booked for late October, staying in Cork.

Sparkey - thanks for the offer, will be in touch.

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Old 05 October 2006, 08:07   #14
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Good choice Rich!

Something for everyone there. The new airport terminal is open now, so you'll have the pleasure of not having to fly in & out of the old "terminal".

The Cork Jazz festival is usu on in late Oct, as is the Kinsale Gourmet festival - worth checking out.

The Beara Peninsula has stunning views and scenery - if it's a clear day! If it's walking you're after, The Beara Way is a marked set of walks around the peninsula that starts in Glengarrif.

If the weather's wet you can put in a nice few hours wandering around Cork city - have a look at The English Market and there are loads of lovely restaurants (and lively pubs) about.

You're likely to hear phrases in Cork that you'd never hear anywhere else in Ireland - e.g.

"c'mere" = excuse me
"like" - this is just thrown into conversations all over the place
"bhoy" - means boy, but again, used a lot at random
"i will yeah!" = no
"how bad" = that's great
"yer wan" = that girl
"yer man" = that man
"pig sty" = Garda (police) station
"gammy" = deformed
"gimp" = idiot
"langer" = drunken idiot

Anyway, good luck - and remember, no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!!

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Old 05 October 2006, 15:51   #15
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Hahaha


Nice one Niamh.

The People's Republic of Cork website can be a mine of useless info too!!!

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