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BBC: Cork ''a City that is more Genuinely Irish than Dublin''!


Seanie Lemass

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I have heard that the good burghers of the City are organising a protest about the failure to fly the union flag on the city hall.
 

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It sounds like they're taking the piss. Food capital of Ireland, champion of fine food and drink etc.

Cos much and all as I like Cork, the nicest thing you could say about its restaurants is that they are limited. There are small towns near Cork like Kinsale where you would hope to have a better dining experience. And frankly Dublin, with everything ranging right up to Michelin starred restaurants, is vastly superior. The English market is lovely though.
 

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In terms of being 'traditionally Irish', I'd put Galway a lot higher up there on the list. However, I wouldn't expect your run of the mill BBC reporter get their tiny minds around the true diversity of Irish culture.
 

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I can't access the page because I'm in the UK, and I couldn't access that TV3 documentary either, fk this I'm moving to Cork!
 

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BBC were obviously impressed by the huge welcome that HRM had in Cork compared to the riots and indifference in the actual capital :)
Its not called Rebel Cork for nothing you know (and it has nothing to do with fighting the Brits).

But ye're not known as Jackeens for no reason either.


;)
 

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In terms of cities there's no comparison between Dublin and Cork.

Dublin City Centre has much more going for it than Cork City Centre.
 

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Cork is a city with that small town feel when you are in it - It was always better than Dublin (which I loved, but not any more). Auld lads wearing caps and waving to each other on Pana.

The smells in the Evening in Kinsale of fish and garlic. The scenery, Shandon Bells, The Buttera, home made boiled sweets in Shandon.

The best city in the whole world.
 

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'Rebel' Cork hugely pleased with flattery from pillar of British establishment shock.
 

Seanie Lemass

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Its not called Rebel Cork for nothing you know (and it has nothing to do with fighting the Brits).

But ye're not known as Jackeens for no reason either.


;)

Jackeens has nothing to do with the Union Jack if that is what you are insinuating :)

"No answering signal did come from,
The Lonely Banna Strand.

"No signal answers from the shore",
Sir Roger sadly said,
"No comrades here to meet me,
Alas, they must be dead .....


Not dead, just hiding :)
 
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In terms of cities there's no comparison between Dublin and Cork.

Dublin City Centre has much more going for it than Cork City Centre.
Things must have improved since I was last there.

Eating out in Dublin was in my experience a dreadful experience.
 

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This new found affection that Britain has for Ireland at the moment is making me very nervous indeed. I can feel the big "friendly" arm about me, but the urge that I have is to scream aagh.............................FOff, get away from me.

Or is that just me?
 

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That being said, Cork is a lovely city which will hopefully grow into a much larger metropilis in the future, with much better weather than Dublin, Galway and Belfast, due to it's tropical latitude.
 

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Cork is a city with that small town feel when you are in it - It was always better than Dublin (which I loved, but not any more). Auld lads wearing caps and waving to each other on Pana.

The smells in the Evening in Kinsale of fish and garlic. The scenery, Shandon Bells, The Buttera, home made boiled sweets in Shandon.

The best city in the whole world.
And only 18 miles from Midleton!!
 
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