Cork, on Ireland’s spectacular south coast, is an engaging, exciting city that doesn’t forget its unique history. Founded by as a monastery by Saint Finbarr in the 6th century and later a key Viking port, the city was ravaged by fire during the Irish War of Independence in the early twentieth century. As a result, you will find an engaging mishmash of styles and histories that delight visitors to one of Europe’s most original cities. Take an English course in Cork with ESL and discover them for yourself.
The second largest city in Ireland, with a population of 274,000 inhabitants, sits on an island between the two main canals of the River Lee. Spend your days in the city on foot and you will never run out of fascinating nooks and crannies to explore. The shops along St. Patrick’s street are some of the finest in Ireland, while the two great cathedrals in the city offer a fascinating glimpse into local history.
As home to one of Ireland’s most reputable universities, there is an infectious vibrancy that keeps the theatres, pubs, bars and nightclubs busy every day of the week. You can enjoy a rich cultural calendar, which includes film, jazz and folk festivals, as well as an original and popular music scene. Numerous theatres, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs create an intense and vibrant nightlife. The most popular sport in Cork is hurling, which you can watch as part of a large and boisterous crowd of impassioned locals. You will enjoy the full warmth of the legendary Irish welcome at our partner language school in Cork.