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The Enchanting Emerald Isle
4.1 stars(32 reviews)
2023MayJunSep
9 days from
£1,595 pp
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  • DestinationIreland
  • Starts / EndsDublin
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Dublin and The Enchanting Emerald Isle
29/Sep
Louisa
5 stars
“I thought the journey was excellent and good value. I loved all the travel and activities. The hotels were good on the whole and the food provided was better than I had expected I did not take either photos or videos so cannot answer the next question.
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The city's long history has largely centred on the battle for independence. By 1185, Cork was under English rule, replacing Irish leaders in the South's most influential stronghold. A series of clashes ensued over the years. The city still prospered, aided by its position in one of the world's largest natural harbours. During the 18th century Cork exported produce all over the world. In later years, Cork's reputation as 'the Rebel City' was justified in the fight for Irish independence - though it has since emerged as a calmer city, and still a fantastic destination.

English Market

One of Cork's most popular attractions is the fantastic English Market, set up in 1786, that is a celebration of food from all over Ireland - cheese-makers, vegetable stalls, organic producers and butchers all sell their produce in the atmospheric covered market. Also widely supported by the local community, the market's status as an all-round city highlight was confirmed when Queen Elizabeth II visited during her state tour in 2011.

Cork City Gaol

Housed in the imposing former prison building, an audio tour relays the harshness of the 19th century penal system. The tour features a range of exhibits and displays, including the carefully restored cells. The prison closed in 1923, and was reopened as a radio station, so the interesting Radio Museum Experience is also on-site.

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