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  Cork Harbour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A natural harbour and river estuary at the mouth of the River Lee in County Cork, Republic of Ireland.
However, the harbour's military significance began during the Napoleonic Wars when the naval establishment in Kinsale was transferred to Cork Harbour.
The harbour became an important anchorage, which could be used to guard the entrance to the English Channel and maintain the blockade of France.
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 Cork - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The principal city and administrative centre of County Cork and the largest city of the province of Munster, it is situated slightly inland from the southern coast proper, located at 51°54′N 8°28′W.
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 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 - LoveToKnow Article on CORK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The county is in the Protestant diocese of Cork, and the Roman Catholic diocese of Cork, Cloyne, Kerry and Ross.
CORK, a city, county of a city, parliamentary and municipal borough and seaport of Co. Cork, Ireland, at the head of the magnificent inlet of Cork Harbour, on the river Lee, 1651/2 m.
The harbour, with the ceaseless activity of shipping, its calm waters, sheltered by many islands, and its well-wooded shores studded with pleasant watering-places, affords a series of charming views, apart from its claim to be considered one of the finest natural harbours in the kingdom.
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 Cork City - 1 2 Travel - Ireland Travel Information Guide
It is located at the mouth of the Lee River at the head of Cork harbour.The word Corcaigh actually means marshland and the city was built in a marshy valley area where the Lee splits to form an island that is the heart of the city.
Cork was taken by Henry II in 1172 and by Oliver Cromwell in 1649.
Cork is the seat of University College (founded 1845; since 1908 part of the National University of Ireland).
www.12travel.com /ie/Cork_Kerry/CorkCity.html   (738 words)

  
 Cork Harbour Defences
The harbour entrance is a narrow channel one and a half miles long with an average width of 1400 yards and is covered by Spike Island immediately to the north of the channel.
The main anchorage lies to the east of the harbour and was said to be capable of holding a fleet of nine battleships, two cruisers and twelve destroyers with adequate shelter from all winds.
Cork Harbour was classed as a commercial port and a naval anchorage of minor importance which no doubt contributed to the defences being maintained with the existing armament and no modem weapons being recommended.
www.palmerstonforts.org.uk /redan/cork.htm   (5300 words)

  
 Cork County, Ireland, From Ireland URL http://www.from-ireland.net, ©Jane Lyons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cork, a maritime county is in the Province of Munster.
The chief tributaries of the Blackwater in Co. Cork are the Bride, the Tourig, the Glen, the Allow, the Dalna, the Awbeg (Spenser's Mulla), the Funshion and the Araglin.
The tributaries of the Lee are the Gullane and Laney; the Martin and its tributary the Blarney River; the Glashaboy; and the Owenacurra.
www.from-ireland.net /descrs/cork/corkdescr.htm   (1184 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.
In 1693, on the representation of King James, the administration of Ross was given to the reigning Bishop Sleyne.
The Diocese of Cork possessed a chapter, with twelve prebendaries and the usual dignitaries.
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 Valuation Tribunal - rates valuation appeals nationwide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Port of Cork is the principal port on the south coast of Ireland and the second port in the Republic.
Pursuant to Section 7 of the 1996 Act the Port of Cork Company was incorporated on the 28th February 1997 and the lands formerly vested in the Cork Harbour Authority became vested in the Port of Cork Company.
Prior to the establishment of the appellant company Cork Harbour was under the control of the Cork Harbour Commissioners and entitled to exemption from the payment of rates under Section 63 of the Poor Relief (Ireland) Act 1838.
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 Cork --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Irish Corcaigh (Marsh) county borough, seaport, and county town (seat) of County Cork, Ireland, at the head of Cork Harbour on the River Lee.
Cork consists of the irregularly shaped, thin-walled, wax-coated cells that make up the peeling bark of the birch and many other trees, but, in the restricted commercial sense of the word, only the bark of the cork oak merits the...
Cork is the bark of the cork oak, an evergreen tree of the beech family, that grows in southern Europe—mainly in Spain and Portugal—and in North Africa.
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 Hotels, Hostels, Bed and Breakfasts, Guesthouses, Farmhouses and Self Catering Accommodation in Cork Ireland
Cork city, the second city of the Irish Republic has a population of 140,000.
In 1172 Cork was taken by King Henry II of England, and in 1649, during the English civil war, it fell to Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England during the Commonwealth.
In 1920 parts of Cork were burned down by British forces after Irish nationalists raided a British military convoy.
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 No to Toxic Waste Incinerators for Cork Harbour - Indymedia Ireland
This proposal is of serious concern to the people of Cork who are already having incineration thrust upon them, despite the democratic decision made by the people of Cork to reject incineration as a way of dealing with our waste and the known serious health effects of incineration even in plants working within EU limits.
Residents fo Cork Harbour were astounded to read this week of the increases in dioxin levels in the area - especially in the light of the reductions that have been recorded in other parts of the country.
Indeed, the Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment (CHASE) met with Mr Martin while he was minister of health to impress upon him the importance of such a study.
www.indymedia.ie /newswire.php?story_id=71766   (10110 words)

  
 Industrial Archaeology of Cork and its Environs:Colin Rynne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
At the close of the eighteenth century Cork was he second city of Ireland, while its port and harbour were amongst the most strategically located within the former British Empire.
Cork Harbour ws the largest natural haven in the northern hemisphere, and its location on the southern shipping routes to British colonies in the Americas led to the creation of the largest naval base in Ireland.
By the 1790s Cork had the largest butter market in the world, the second-largest gunpowder manufactory in the former United Kingdom, the largest units of brewing and distilling in Ireland and the largest sailcloth manufactory in either Britain or Ireland.
www.ucc.ie /folklore/Industrial_Archaelogy_Rynne.html   (407 words)

  
 Tour of South Cork - Part 1
Cork Harbour is one of the world's great natural sheltered harbours, capable of receiving the largest ships afloat in perfect safety.
Cork Harbour is home of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, which received its Charter in 1720.
Five miles (8km) east of Carrigaline and 12 miles from Cork is the beautiful scenic village of Crosshaven, located where the wooded Owenabue river estuary meets Cork Harbour.
www.foundmark.com /Ireland/Cork-Kerry/Tours/sctour.html   (2332 words)

  
 Welcome to Cork Kerry-Cork Kerry, the counties of the spectacular Southwest of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Like Venice the city is built upon the waters, and Cork centre is built on an island in the River Lee, just upstream of Cork Harbour.
However it is often said of Cork City that it has all the amenities of a large city, but still manages to retain its pleasant atmosphere and extreme friendliness, which you will experience on your visit.
Cork is a city of remarkable charm, and the visitor cannot fail to be captivated by its hilly streets, bumpy bridges, peaceful backwaters and inconsequential air.
www.corkkerry.ie /content.asp?id=97   (310 words)

  
 Cork on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dermot MacCarthy ousted the Danes and in 1172 swore allegiance to Henry II of England.
Oliver Cromwell occupied Cork in 1649, and the duke of Marlborough in 1690.
Cork's tainted future: the centuries-old marriage of cork and wine is in dire straits, as producers turn to other forms of bottle closure in order to reduce the prevalence of spoilt wines.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cork-cit.asp   (716 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He first appears at the inaugural Cork Art Union exhibition in 1841, where he showed five works, all representing "..different views of our noble harbour of Cove, in storm, in calm, in haze, and in sunshine: together with brigs, schooners, cutters, and steamers in every position and circumstance".
The key industries in Cork during this period brewing, provisioning, flour-milling and ship-building were based on the rich agricultural hinterland of Cork and on the strategically important harbour, which was Ireland's main Atlantic port.
As a result, Cork's wealth was based more on commerce than on manufacturing, the city council and corporate life being dominated by a merchant class which also controlled cultural and social life.
www.crawfordartgallery.com /Paintings/GWAtkinson.html   (442 words)

  
 The Royal Cork Yacht Club
The Royal Cork Yacht Club is one of the world's leading Yacht Clubs, and is in the forefront of all branches of sailing activities.
Crosshaven is situation just inside the mouth of Cork Harbour, on the South Coast of Ireland, in an area where the Gulf Stream produces a mild temperate climate almost all the year around.
The Harbour, one of the largest in the world, is accessible in all vessels in any weather conditions, and is completed sheltered.
www.sailingireland.com /royal1.htm   (258 words)

  
 Irish Examiner - News From Ireland - 19, August, 2000
MORE than 200 angry Cork harbour residents opposed to ESB plans to erect 23 kilometres of pylons near their homes marched to the power company’s city offices yesterday.
The ESB is expected to move on to land in the Cobh and surrounding areas in the next month to begin preparatory work for the erection of the pylons, plans for which were first unveiled more than five years ago.
Three mothers from the harbour area brought their children into the ESB offices to hand over the signed protest document to the customer services manager.
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 Cork Harbour
Carlisle Fort: Located on the east side of the harbour entrance, it has a history similar to Camden Fort except that convict labour was used for part of the remodelling in the 1860s.
By a clause in the Anglo-Irish treaty the harbour defences at Cork, Berehaven and Lough Swilly were to remain under the control of British Government and were known as the 'Treaty Ports'.
The harbour defences were eventually taken over by the Irish Government in 1938 at which time Fort Westmoreland was renamed Fort Mitchel, it is now owned by the Department of Justice.
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 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   (450 words)

  
 WebTitanic | Places Of Interest | Cobh
Formerly known as the Cove of Cork, it was renamed Queenstown in August 1849 after the visit of Queen Victoria.
The harbour is one of the largest and safest in the world being capable of taking the largest vessels afloat.
Cobh was the last port of call of RMS Titanic which anchored at the mouth of the harbour on April 11th 1912.
www.webtitanic.net /cobh.html   (590 words)

  
 Cork Ireland - European Capital of Culture 2005
Make your airline reservation for travel to Cork as early in advance as possible as there is currently a shortage of seats from many destinations, particularly for travel to/from the city around the weekend - ie Thursday thru Monday inclusive.
University College Cork** - (Western Road - Tel 490 3000 N22 1,5km W) the original university buildings are in Tudor Gothic style in a quadrangle, surrounded by extensive grounds.
Cork Harbour is one of the finest natural harbours in the world.
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 Walsh, Edward: "A Cork Harbour Pilot in Bahia Blanca"
This attractive port town, nestling on the side of the hill dominated by the Pugin designed St Colman’s Cathedral, is situated on the estuary of one of the world’s great natural harbours.
In some ways the vista from high up above the town resembles Sydney Harbour; a military fort sitting atop Spike Island, the naval installations on Haulbowline, the twin forts (Carlisle and Templebreedy) and on either side of the narrow harbour entrance and the Atlantic glistening in the distance.
Cork harbour pilots were renowned for their navigational skills and some achieved unintentional fame, as unable to return to the pilot cutter due to stormy weather at sea, they sailed perforce west to New York or up the Channel to either Cherbourg of Southampton.
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 QUEENSTOWN (formerly CO... - Online Information article about QUEENSTOWN (formerly CO...
HARBOUR (from M.E. hereberge, here, an army; cf.
Other early forms in English were herberwe and haiborow, as seen in various place names, such as Market Harborough..
Kingdom, the Royal Cork (founded in 1720 as the Cork Harbour Water Club), has its headquarters here, with a club-See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PYR_RAY/QUEENSTOWN_formerly_COVE_OF_COR.html   (664 words)

  
 Cobh on the web
At the entrance to cork harbour it can be seen day and night from much of the town.
Cork harbour is a beautifully sheltered natural harbour, almost completely closed off from the seas destructive tendancies.
Irish Ispat LimitedIspat is a steel manufacturer that was first set up in Cork Harbour, on the island of Hawlbowline in 1939.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Backstage/4183/cobh.html   (2639 words)

  
 Cork Harbour Boats - Sea Angling in Cobh, Cork, Ireland - Shark Fishing - Cod, Pollack, Ray, Conger, Wrasse, Mackerel, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cork Harbour Boats - Sea Angling in Cobh, Cork, Ireland - Shark Fishing - Cod, Pollack, Ray, Conger, Wrasse, Mackerel, Whiting
Cork Harbour Boats operate from the historic town of Cobh, which commands panoramic views of Cork Harbour - one of the finest natural and well sheltered harbours in the world.
Cobh is 30 minutes drive from Cork Airport and 20 minutes from the Cork - Swansea ferry at Ringaskiddy Ferryport.
www.corkharbourboats.com   (110 words)

  
 Explosion in Cork Harbour - What happened at Hicksons ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The explosion and fire at the Hickson chemical plant in Ringaskiddy, Cork, last August, has gone down as one of the most serious industrial accidents in Ireland to date.
According to Browne the Cork County Council, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be investigating the accident and their reports, in due course, would be made "public".
More than anything else this points to need for workers and residents in the Cork Harbour area to organise.
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 The Port of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.
It has a splendid, virtually land locked natural harbour on the estuary of the Bandon River, 11 nautical miles South West of Cork harbour entrance about eight kilometres north-northeast of the Old Head of Kinsale.
Both the outer and inner harbours cover approximately five square kilometres, providing good shelter and anchorage.
Harbour dues are payable on all vessels entering Kinsale Harbour.
www.irelandwide.com /port/kharbour   (382 words)

  
 CORK GUIDE, Crosshaven Village, County Cork Ireland, Tourism Guide
rosshaven is a quiet and peaceful village located at the point where the Owenabue River enters the sea at the mouth of Cork harbour.
The village is also home to the world's oldest yacht club, the 'Royal Cork', founded in 1720.
Prestigious world yacht racing championships are now hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Clubin Crosshaven is fast becoming the blue water sailors' favourite stop-off along Europe's western seaboard.
www.cork-guide.ie /crosshav.htm   (227 words)

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