Wednesday, 11 July 2012


My dear postcard-pal, Wendy, sent me this beautiful card from Cork, Ireland. I am really looking forward to more cards from her. This is also my very first written and stamped postcard from Ireland!

Cork City is the second largest city in Ireland and the third most populous city on the island of Ireland. Cork was originally a monastic settlement founded by Saint Finbarr in the 6th century. The medieval population of Cork was only about 2,100 people, while today it counts app. 120,000 inhabitants. It suffered a severe blow in 1349 when almost half the townspeople died of plague .
The city is a major Irish seaport as well; there are quays and docks along the banks of the Lee on the city's east side. Also located on the river bank, Saint Finbarr's Cathedral, named after the founder of the city, is one of the most famous landmarks of Cork. But the cathedral was built quiet recently and it was the first major work of the Victorian arhitect William Burges. Cork is also known as the "City of the Spires".

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