Cork

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CORK
Corcaigh
Location Map ( geo)
20180824-1529 - St Patricks Hill looking south and down on St Patricks Bridge St Patricks Street and Merchants Quay shopping centre 51.90375N 8.469694W.jpg
View towards the River Lee from the top of St Patrick's Hill
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County
Cork
Highway Authority
Cork City
Next Terminal & Intermediate Destinations
Cork Airport • Fermoy • Limerick • Ringaskiddy • Tralee • Waterford
This article is about the city and destination.
For other uses, see Cork (disambiguation)
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Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and a major hub of several important routes, including the M8 to Dublin, the N20 to Limerick and the N25 to Waterford and Rosslare.

Traffic flows in and around Cork, once a major bottleneck, have been transformed by the opening of the Cork Southern Ring and Jack Lynch Tunnel (now the N40) in 1999, allowing most major routes to bypass the city entirely on high-quality grade-separated dual carriageways. Within the city itself, there is an urban ring road made up of existing streets, to try and manage traffic flows within the town.

Main Article: Cork City Inner Orbital Route
The Eeborg loading/unloading at the Port of Cork

Car ferries from Cork run from nearby Ringsakiddy; however, a port exists within the east of the city on the River Lee where freight is still loaded and unloaded.


The river forms an important part of the city, bisecting the centre with its north and south channels and many bridges:



Routes

Route To Notes

M8

Áth Cliath / DUBLIN,

Mainistir Fhear Maigh / FERMOY

N8

Áth Cliath / DUBLIN,

Ros Lair / ROSSLARE

leads to N25 and M8

N20

Luimneach / LIMERICK,

An Bhlarna / BLARNEY

N22

Tra Li / TRALEE

N25

Ros Lair / ROSSLARE,

Port Láirge / WATERFORD

Cobh via R624, forms southern bypass

N27

Aerfort / CORK AIRPORT,

Cionn tSáile / KINSALE

Kinsale via R600

N28

Rinn an Scidigh / RINGASKIDDY,

Carraig Ui Leighin / CARRIGALINE

N40

Cuarbhothar / SOUTH RING

N71

Iarthar Chorcaí / WEST CORK,

Droichead na Bandan / BANDON

R635

North Ring Road





Cork
Junctions
Crossings
Roads
Cork City Inner Orbital Route • EuroVelo 1 • E200 • E201 • E30 • E106 (Rosslare - Cork) • E107 (Dublin - Cork) • E123 (Old System) • E124 (Old System) • N40 • N71 • R579 • R623 • R618 • R614 • R608 • R609 • R616 • R615 • R617 • R635 • R639 • T6 • T11 • T12 • T29 • T65 • L66 • L67 • R848 • M40 (Republic of Ireland) • R610 • N28 • M8 (Republic of Ireland) • N27 • N20 • M20 (Republic of Ireland) • N25 • N8 • R641 • R851 • R849 • R846 • N22 • R847 • R852 • R853 • R854 • R855 • M28 (Republic of Ireland)
Related Pictures
View gallery (122)
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Destinations in the Republic of Ireland
Major CitiesCork • Dublin • Galway • Limerick • Waterford
Terminal DestinationsAthlone • Ballina • Ballyshannon • Belturbet • Belview Port • Blackrock • Cashel • Castlebar • Castleblayney • Cavan • Charlestown • Clonmel • Cork Airport • Dingle • Donegal • Drogheda • Dublin Airport • Dublin Port • Dún Laoghaire • Dundalk • Dungarvan • Ennis • Enniscorthy • Ennistimon • Foxford • Gort • Kenmare • Kilkenny • Killarney • Kilrush • Letterkenny • Longford • Loughrea • Mallow • Mitchelstown • Monaghan • Mullingar • Nenagh • New Ross • Port Laoise • Ringaskiddy • Rosslare Harbour • Shannon • Shannon Airport • Sligo • Stranorlar • Swanlinbar • Thurles • Tipperary • Tralee • Tuam • Tullamore • Westport • Wexford
Other PlacesAn Clochán Liath • Ardee • Arklow • Athy • Ballyhaunis • Bandon • Bangor • Bantry • Birr • Blessington • Boyle • Bray • Cahersiveen • Cahir • Carlow • Carrick-on-Shannon • Castleisland • Claremorris • Clifden • Clonakilty • Clones • Dún Fionnachaidh • Durrow • Fermoy • Foynes • Glenties • Gorey • Granard • Kells • Kilkee • Killorglin • Kinnegad • Knock Airport • Listowel • Malahide • Naas • Na Cealla Beaga • Navan • Pettigo • Rathcoole • Roscommon • Roscrea • Skibbereen • Swinford • Swords • Tallaght • Tramore • Wicklow