Cork, Ireland's second largest city after Dublin, looks like a capital city, a status that its inhabitants ardently claim. Cork, which was Cultural Capital of Europe in 2005, is home to several historic monuments, art galleries, museums, theatres and countless typical pubs. Taking advantage of the current advantages of the European Union, many European students choose Cork for their studies and you will meet many French people here. Like Ireland, the city has experienced a dazzling economic boom, thanks in particular to the importance of its port nestled in an immense bay, and the establishment of leading companies. This sudden prosperity (unfortunately slowed down by the recession of 2008) has not erased the beauty of the landscapes and the kindness of the inhabitants.

Rebel City

Affectionately nicknamed "the true capital of Ireland" by its inhabitants, the city of Cork is proud of its tradition of resistance to English rule. Indeed, it was here that the rebellion of 1492 against the King of England took place, and since then it has been known as 'Rebel Cork' - the local sports teams are nicknamed 'The Rebel'.

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