Exploring Cork City

In this section, you will explore the areas around Cork city and Cobh using maps and photographs. You will also learn about the impact of industry and of the so-called 'Celtic Tiger' in Cork.

To do these activities, you will need a pencil and copybook. You may be asked to discuss things with a friend.

Let's start with a look at the streets of Cork city centre.


Using the map below, zoom in to Cork City Centre.

Find the way down Main Street from its junction with Bachelor's Quay to Sullivan's Quay.
In what main direction would you be going on this route?
a) North b) South c) East d) West

Which of the following land uses is shown on the map?
a) Industry b) Shopping c) Farming d) Recreation (parks etc.)

How many bridges over the River Lee are shown in the map (north and south channels)?
a) 12 b) 13 c) 14 d) 15

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