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  Cork - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cork's most famous building, also accessible to the public, is the church tower of Shandon dominating the North side of the city, with the North and East sides faced in red sandstone, and the West and South sides in the predominant stone of the region, white limestone.
Cork was the European Capital of Culture for 2005.
Cork is also home to one of Ireland's main national newspapers, the Irish Examiner (formerly the Cork Examiner) with its headquarters situated in Academy Street in the city centre.
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 Cork (material) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cork material is a subset of generic cork tissue, harvested for commercial use primarily from the Cork Oak tree, Quercus suber, with Portugal producing most cork worldwide.
Cork demand has increased due to a larger proportion of wine being sealed with cork rather than being sold in bulk.
Cork contamination with harmless but foul-smelling trichloroanisole (TCA) is one of the primary causes of cork taint in wine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cork_(material)   (649 words)

  
 What is Cork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cork, known primarily for its use as bottle stoppers, comes from the bark (suberose parenchyma) of the cork oak.
Cork stripping is the process of removing the bark of the cork tree.
Natural cork is used as the cork closure since it allows the wine to "live" and mature in the bottle.
www.jelinekcork.com /what_is_cork.html   (588 words)

  
 Corks - Past, Present and Future
Cork is a spongy material which comes from the bark of the cork tree and has traditionally been used to seal wine bottles.
Corks, however, were not the closure of choice in those ancient days: the most common closures for wine jugs and amphora were a coating of pitch or gypsum over the opening of a vessel or a film of olive oil floating on the surface of the wine.
Corks are graded for quality and then each cork of comparable quality is branded with the name of the winery that has ordered that particular batch.
www.beekmanwine.com /prevtopap.htm   (2562 words)

  
 Cork Innovations sells natural cork flooring for residential and commercial flooring.
Cork Flooring production involves a completely harmless process which allows the cork oak tree to be continuously harvested every 9 or 10 years.
Cork Flooring is environmentally friendly, resilient, very little if any out-gassing, outstanding moisture resistance, thermal insulating, fire resistant, sound absorbing, extremely durable, resists cracking, chemically resistant, abrasion resistant, and last but not least, the most comfortable floor you will ever walk on.
It is harvested from the bark of the Cork Oak, grown primarily in Portugal.
www.corkinnovations.com   (1634 words)

  
 ► ► Flooring -Cork Flooring
Typically, an oak's tree age is Cork is taken from the bark of the cork oak tree.
Generally, if one talks about corks, it immediately strikes one's mind with the perception of something which is typically used for plugging the bottles of different shapes and sizes.
Cork is a natural product which fades in sunlight and it should not be treated with water at all.
www.flooring-guide.org /cork-flooring.php   (638 words)

  
 WE Cork Flooring from Longleaf Lumber
After corks for wine bottles are removed from the bark, the remaining material is ground up, bound with urethane binders and molded to obtain the desired density under pressure and heat.
Cork is also anti-microbial and fights the development of mildew.
Because cork is a wood product, it is subject to the normal behavior of expansion and contraction, but these changes are less noticeable than those that occur with wood flooring.
www.longleaflumber.com /cork.cfm   (1319 words)

  
 Cork Flooring
Cork is literally the bark of a variety of Mediterranean oak tree.
Cork floors can last for decades and the material is biodegradable at the end of its useful life.
While cork may most commonly be considered as a resilient flooring option, cork is also a natural alternative to carpet.
www.ecoact.org /Programs/Green_Building/green_Materials/cork.htm   (528 words)

  
 Cork Flooring
The beauty, durability and stable properties of cork have been recognized throughout the centuries and if you are constructing a creative or an active space, cork is a pure material that neither outgases nor sheds micro-fibers thus improving indoor air quality.
Cork composition material, in rolls or sheets, is also the ideal underlayment for laminate flooring as it absorbs sound and provides resiliency.
A natural cork floor can literally be a great comfort to a chef or a homemaker who has been standing for an hour or so on a kitchen floor while working.
www.ecobydesign.com /shop/cork   (385 words)

  
 Cork Flooring | Cork Floors | FastFloors.com
Unlike hardwood, the useful part of a cork tree is the bark, not the lumber of the tree itself.
Cork is only retrieved from mature cork trees and is limited to being harvested in 9 year cycles so that the same tree can harvested for generations making it an environmentally friendly flooring choice.
Cork Floors are soft on the feet and easy on the knees making it a comfortable floor to walk on, as opposed to tile.
www.fastfloors.com /type_151/Cork-Flooring.htm   (323 words)

  
 Hoganstand.com - GAA Football & Hurling
The Cork football squad will be making their second trip to a Spanish training camp this year when they jet out for a week on May 26th.
Cork have suffered a setback in their preparations for the Munster championship as star forward Ben O’Connor looks set to miss the opening match through injury.
Cork under 21 football coach Tony Leahy has expressed surprise that the Munster champions are the favourites to lift this weekend’s All-Ireland title at the expense of Mayo.
www.hoganstand.com /cork   (739 words)

  
 Bag-a-Cork
The cork oak is an evergreen tree, known as Quercus suber.
A cork tree has to be at least 25 years old before the bark is harvested for the first time.
Cork from the first harvest (Virgin) and the second harvest (Secondary) cannot be used to make wine corks but are used for other products.
www.bag-a-cork.org /facts.html   (566 words)

  
 County Cork Information Cork City Tourist Information Cork Attractions County Cork Blarney Stone Cork River Lee Cork
Cork is the country's largest county, Capital of the South, but considered by Southerners to be the
Cork is one of the most scenic counties in Ireland, with a wonderful combination of coastline, inlets, mountains and other scenic areas.
The working railway, a model of the long closed West Cork line, is at the core of the experience.
www.ebookireland.com /cork.htm   (1671 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Diocese of Cork
In a document dated 1199, in which Innocent III confirms to the Bishop of Cork his various privileges, mention is made of eight churches in the city, the first being Sancta Maria in Monte, doubtless St. Mary's, Shandon, close by which stands the Catholic cathedral of today.
During the same period Catholic citizens of Cork were more than once expelled for their religion; frequently the Catholics of the province were forbidden to live in walled towns or fortified places (1644, 56, 72).
The Diocese of Cork possessed a chapter, with twelve prebendaries and the usual dignitaries.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04370b.htm   (1399 words)

  
 Cork and the cork oak system
The economic exploitation of cork is vital for the maintenance of the cork oak system, and a key to "saving" the species is therefore to conduct effective promotional activities.
A second aspect is the clear, demonstrated importance of the cork industry in maintaining the ecological stability of the fragile and threatened Mediterranean ecosystem.
Cork and the cork oak have occupied a key role in Mediterranean forest development.
www.fao.org /docrep/x1880e/x1880e08.htm   (1415 words)

  
 A Tour of Cork City
Built in 1722 the steeple has red sandstone (south) and limestone (west) walls, from which the colours of the Cork hurling and football teams are taken.
The Cork Opera House presents a variety of entertainment, drama and music, and is one of the main venues for the annual Guinness Jazz Festival (last weekend in October).
A little further along Lavitt's Quay is Cork Arts Society Gallery (4), which hosts continual exhibitions of fine art, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, batiks etc. Continue west along the quay and you will come to a footbridge, you can often see large flocks of swans and other birds nearby.
www.foundmark.com /Ireland/Cork-Kerry/Tours/CTour.html   (2166 words)

  
 Cork Hotels Cork accommodation — Cork Ireland- Cork Map
The southern county of Cork is a popular vacation destination as it has much to offer.
Cork city is one of the more lively cities of Ireland.
Contrasted thus are Corks peaceful rural areas, much of which has remained largely untouched by the modern world.
cork.travelinireland.com   (144 words)

  
 CORK - History
CORK is a special opportunity for participants, organizers and sponsors to enjoy all that is best about the sport of sailing.
CORK was started over a quarter century ago by a group of Canadian Olympic sailors who recognized that the City of Kingston, Canada, had ideal sailing conditions and a central North American location.
The first CORK regatta was a small multi-class sailing event held on the waters off Kingston in August of 1969.
www.cork.org /history.html   (253 words)

  
 Destination Ireland - County Cork Guide
Cork has a history that goes back for hundreds of years and there are traces of civilisation that date back to the Stone Age.
Cork City is the second largest city in Ireland with a population of 128,000 and many Corkonians believe Cork should be the real capital of Ireland!
But for those desiring a holiday of peace and quite away from the mad rush of cities, it is a place of quiet roads, a haven of peace and relaxation in an unspoilt enviroment.
www.foundmark.com /Ireland/Cork-Kerry/Cork/Chomepage.html   (430 words)

  
 Cork Flooring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jelinek Cork floor tiles are comparable to parquet but with the added benefits of insulating against both temperature and noise.
Cork flooring always blends in well with other decorations and furniture and comes in a wide range of colors, from its familiar honey tones to green, red, chocolate and fl.
No cork trees are cut down, only the bark is peeled without destroying the tree, and it grows back within nine years, ready to be harvested again.
www.corkandfloor.com   (232 words)

  
 Cork
Take cork for example; this natural renewable resource made from the bark of European oak trees has been around for centuries and has been called-on to produce a wide array of products over the years.
Another inherent feature of natural cork is its ability to retain heat and absorb sound transmission.
Investing in natural cork flooring is a wise choice considering your commitment to quality, durability and value.
www.quickstyle.net /Cork.htm   (343 words)

  
 Cork
Cork panels may be laid directly on top of PVC, linoleum, agglomerates or matted down carpets provided they are secure to the subfloor.
After laying pooethelene film, cork underlayment sheets or rolls may be used to improve sound insulation.
Unlike laminate flooring, an underlayment is not necessary since cork floating tiles have a built in underlayment base.
www.noblehousefloors.com /products/Cork/Cork.htm   (607 words)

  
 Cork Accommodation-Cork Ireland Map & Accommodations guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
County Cork, located in the south of Ireland is a popular destination with its beautiful scenery and thriving city.
Cork is the largest of all the Irish counties and in many ways the most varied.
Cork city takes its name from the marshy land on the banks of the River Lee - the Irish form of its name means marsh - on which St. Finbarr founded a monastery around AD 650.
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 Cork Ireland tourism - hotels, bed and breakfast,car rentals Cork, county maps...
Cork is the largest county in Ireland, and is known as the Rebel County; two of its favourite sons are Michael Collins, and another rebel of sorts, Manchester United’s Roy Keane.
The jagged Cork coastline is famed for its magnificent scenery - especially in the southwest.
Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city, and sits on an island between two channels of the river Lee.
www.county-cork.com   (280 words)

  
 Project Cork   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Project CORK has joined the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs of Department of Health, the State of Vermont.
Project CORK's mission is to assemble and disseminate current, authoritative information on substance abuse to clinicians, health care providers, human service personnel, and policy-makers in the State of Vermont and the region.
CORK maintains a resource center, produces a bibliographic database, offers current awareness services to the professional communities, creates resource materials, responds to queries, and collaborates in professional education efforts.
www.dartmouth.edu /~cork   (194 words)

  
 BlueWine.com: French Wine, California Wine, Australia Wine, Italian Wine.
French company, #2 on the world cork market, which offers a wide range of products and services relating to vine and wine, which meet the expectations of both wine growers and bottlers.
Founded by the Cork Supply Group in 1999 to supply new products, notably the Nomacorc® synthetic wine closure, as well as premium natural wine corks to the wine industry worldwide.
G.I.E. Codiliège (Group for the codification of measures in the use of cork stoppers) was established in 1996.
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 Cork International Choral Festival: About
Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival is held annually over the four days preceding the first Monday in May in Cork's City Hall (capacity 1,000) - one of the most attractive and acoustically superb venues in Ireland.
The festival continues to ensure that choral music, representative of many historical and cultural traditions, is brought to the people of Cork and the many visitors who travel to the city for the event.
In 2004 Ruth Fleischmann launched her book "Cork International Choral Festival 1954 - 2004: A Celebration", which documents the history of the Festival.
www.corkchoral.ie   (441 words)

  
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Enabling active engagement with the enlarged European Union and encouraging the hosting of diverse cultural events in the city, the delivery of the Programme was achieved through partnerships with the city’s festivals and existing cultural institutions, as well as community and voluntary groups in Cork and large numbers of cultural practitioners locally, nationally and internationally.
Working with Cork Kerry Tourism, Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, Cork 2005 hosted over 400 journalists from across the globe in 2005, securing international interest in the city which resulted in a significant boost to visitor numbers this year and which will ensure a tourism legacy in the years ahead.
Allied to this private sector investment, the €7.85m grant from the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism and €5.65m from Cork City Council demonstrated not only the significance of the designation on a local and national scale but their very clear commitment to what has been a brilliant and historic year for Cork.
www.cork2005.ie   (647 words)

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