East Cork lies in south-west Ireland in Ireland's largest county, Co. Cork.
East Cork contains the world's second largest natural harbour Cork Harbour, which is also home to the world's oldest yacht club. St. Colman’s Cathedral is situated in the area also, being an excellent example of a 19th century Gothic revival and home to the largest Carillon (49-bells) in the Irish Free State.
The famous Fota Island House and Gardens can be found in East Cork.
The Fota Island Golf Course hosted Murphy's Irish Open golf tournament in 2001.
East Cork has a long picturesque coastline stretching from Cobh to Youghal.
Famous quotes containing the words east and/or cork:
“From the east to western Inde,
No jewel is like Rosalind.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens.”
—Virginia Woolf (18821941)