Surnames/tags: IRISH_ROOTS CORK_CITY MUNSTER
- This page is the link to each of the cities on the island of Ireland and specifically is for the City Of Cork, Ireland. You can go to the Category for Cork City here
- Armagh (1994), Lisburn & Newry (2002), although cities, are not included above.
Part of the Ireland Project
- Cork (Irish: Corcaigh, meaning "marsh") is a city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster. As of the 2016 census, the city had a population of 125,657, but following a boundary extension in 2019, the population increased to c. 210,000. It is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland.
- The island city formed the River Lee, which splits into two channels at the western end and divides the city centre into islands. They rejoin at the eastern end where the quays and docks along the river banks lead outwards towards Lough Mahon and Cork Harbour, one of the largest natural harbours in the world.
- Originally a monastic settlement, Cork was expanded by Viking invaders around 915. Its charter was granted by Prince John, as Lord of Ireland, in 1185. Cork city was once fully walled, and the remnants of the old medieval town centre can be found around South and North Main streets. The third largest city by population on the island of Ireland, the city's cognomen of "the rebel city" originates in its support for the Yorkist cause in the Wars of the Roses. Corkonians often refer to the city as "the real capital", a reference to its opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty in the Irish Civil War.