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Welcome to Cork!

“Céad Míle Fáilte” – A hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland!


Cork is located in the South-West Region of Ireland, a beautiful island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is 300 miles long and 150 miles wide, making it the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. It boasts stunning landscapes providing the ultimate backdrop to any occasion. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.

Ireland is a safe and friendly country.  The Global Peace Index rates 158 nations worldwide on measures such as conflict, safety and security in society and militarisation.  In 2018, Ireland was listed in the top ten peaceful countries in the world.

Irish people are renowned for being a friendly, wecloming bunch of people.  If you are studying in Ireland you will be made feel like a local very quickly.


Language: English is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) is spoken in some areas mainly along the western coast
Population: 4,500,000
Currency: Euro (EUR)


Cork is a small but lively city with a vibrant heart. A medieval and maritime city, it is one of the best places to visit (according to Lonely Planet!).Cork is a proud place that has contributed hugely to the wider world. WIth galleries and museums, shopping and a lively nightlive, you will find yourself a local in no time.

Cork is a festival city and Ireland's festival capital! Every month sees new and exciting events. Festivals include; International Jazz Festival, Cork Folk Festival, Cork Film Festival, Cork Food Festival, QuarterBlockParty, Cork Harbour Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival and St Patrick's Day Festival.

Cork is noted as a centre of entrepreneurship, business development and employment generation. Many international investors have established significant locations in Cork, resulting in the creation of specialist clusters in the life sciences, information technology, and agri-food sectors. Cork is the home of a vibrant information technology (IT) industry and is a significant location for EMC, IBM, VMware and Apple amongst others.

FInd out more on Pure Cork or We Are Cork



Outside of Cork City, the Cork County boasts rich farmlands and river valleys which contrast with the wild sandstone hills of the west. Above all there is the magnificent coastline scooped and fretted by the Atlantic into great bays and secret coves, strewn with rocky headlands and long soft golden sands.



MTU’s main campus in Bishopstown is conveniently located just 10 kilometres from Cork Airport, which is located on the on the outskirts of the city. There are bus and taxi services operating from the airport.

Cork College of Art and Design and the Cork School of Music are located in the City Centre while the National Maritime College of Ireland is found in Ringaskiddy, outiside the City.









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