Founded in the 6th century by St. Finbarr, Cork is your gateway to romantic Ireland. Stroll down narrow country lanes, see the Lakes of Killarney, or for the intrepid, climb the narrow passages of Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. The region around Cork is also home to the densest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. And, in a land where fable and fact blend to become folklore, it was near Cork that the great Tuatha De Danaan, a race with magical powers, was driven underground by the conquering Celts.
Cobh was the single most important port of emigration from Ireland.