- County Cork
Popular Surnames: Lynch, Collins, O'Sullivan, McCarthy, Murphy, O’Callaghan
Cork is the largest county in Ireland. Located on the southern coast of Ireland, County Cork has plenty of stunning beaches and cliffs as well as many beautiful coastal towns. There are plenty of things to see and do in Cork - whether you like a spot of shopping in the city or would rather relax with a good book on the beach, the choice is yours! The county is so charming and the accent is one of the strongest in the country. Good luck understanding the Cork accent - even some Irish people struggle the ‘tick melodic Cork tones. Blarney Castle is one of Cork’s most famous attractions, a medieval fort that is still largely intact. Tourists come from all over the world to kiss the Blarney Stone & receive lifelong luck & eloquence. The Castle is also surrounded by many gardens and trails. The Jameson Distillery is located in Midleton, Cork. There, you can take a guided tour around the distillery and also take part in comparative whiskey tastings and other fun activities. The true Irish experience! If you love the outdoors, you’ll love Cork. There are so many wonderful trails through the Cork countryside & of course, you can take to the sea - surf and sail to your hearts content! Cork is definitely a must-see when visiting Ireland. Biddy Murphy’s leather product supplier, Lee River Leather, is established in this thriving region.