There’s far more to Cork than pretty, multi-coloured houses and a load of old history. It’s a city that’s very much geared towards modern life, and it’s got a proud personality of its own – no inferiority complex here. If you’re thinking of coming to Cork for college, we think that’s a great idea – you’ll love it. Have a read of these key facts about the city to help you make up your mind.
Its population is four-and-a-half times smaller than Dublin’s
This probably comes as no surprise. Cork (city) has far fewer people than Dublin (city) does – just 126,000 compared to 553,000.
What this means for you is a quieter and smaller city to call home, and arguably a more easy-going lifestyle in general. If that sounds like your type of thing, you’ll settle right in.
It’s home to more than 35,000 students
Although Cork is much smaller and less densely populated than Dublin, it still draws in a great many students each year, because it’s home to two major educational institutions: University College Cork (UCC, which is part of the National University of Ireland) and the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).
So don’t worry: you’ll enjoy the same great student experience as those Dubliners, with plenty of fellow students to live and socialise with.