The name Cork in fact means swamp and it is the second biggest city in Eire. It is the largest city in Munster and has been given the nickname ?the rebel county? as the inhabitants consider that they are the real capital of Eire. The river is the River Lees that is split into two separate parts and the city is located on the island that was formed. Cork Harbour is among the world?s largest natural harbours and it is one of the major seaports in Ireland.
Getting to the airport is not difficult and it is only 8 km from Cork. The N27 takes passengers there if travelling from the North, East or West but you will need to take the R600 if travelling from Kinsale. There is a train station near to the airport meaning that passengers can arrive that way, but it is a 10 minute walk meaning that driving will be more convenient.
It is possible to hire cars once you have arrived at Cork Airport but it can be easier to have all this arranged before you get there. If you go to www.tripindicator.com you will be able to have everything organized for when you arrive. It will also not be more expensive to organize car hire in Cork this way as their prices are very competitive. There are branches of Avis and Hertz at the airport but they cannot make sure a car is available if they have all been hired out. If passengers are getting a lift to the airport there is a pick up and drop off point at the Multi storey car park that is adjacent to the airport.
When visiting Cork it seems to be so many different places in one. It is possible to go sailing, play golf and shop in a variety of modern stores and long established family stores. The main shopping area is St Patrick?s Street. As Cork is not a very big city it is possible to go on the historical walk and there is the world famous Blarney Stone to be kissed. As part of the tour there is St Finnbarrs Cathedral and Cork County Gaol. While driving is a good idea most of the time the city bus tour will give you lots of information and can be an interesting way to spend a few hours.