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Cork is Ireland's 2nd largest city and is nicknamed the Rebel city as it became a base in the 19th century for the National Fenian Movement. It is situated at the south coast of Ireland and besides the main city of Cork there are picturesque and historic coastal villages and towns around Cork County.
The city of Dublin is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Ireland, and indeed the entire island of Ireland. Dublin has firmly established itself as one of Europe's premier tourist destination, due to a blend of it's distinctly Irish culture and atmosphere and it's transformation into a modern cosmopolitan city of the 21st century.
Visitors have an excellent choice of holiday bases to choose from in Galway, from the Galway City, renowned for its vibrant arts and cultural calendar to the awesome peaks of the Connemara region in the west of the county.
Limerick city is one of Ireland’s largest towns and was originally a Viking location due its preferred positioning at the mouth of the River Shannon. Later, the Norman era brought expansion and fortifications. Early 20th century brought decline and poverty and was epitomised in Frank McCourt’s best selling book “Angela’s Ashes.”
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