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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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Here are some photos I toke in Cork when i did a travel around the Republic of Ireland in September 2008.





























































































































































































































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I've always maintained that Cork is the ugliest city in Ireland, and these candid photos do nothing to contradict that assertion.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 05:36 PM   #7
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I've always maintained that Cork is the ugliest city in Ireland, and these candid photos do nothing to contradict that assertion.
That's a very sweeping statement

I think Cork has some lovely locations, just like most cities. Is it the ugliest city in Ireland (a small pool to choose from, technically only 5 in the Republic), that's debatable. It certainly has a great location on the River Lee, and some of the suburbs are just as fine (and not so fine!) as other cities.

I agree those photos don't show it's more romantic side

It's great to see the recent developments in the core of the city, and having spent a lot of time there over the years, I hope it continues apace and the continuing saga over the Convention Centre is finally put to bed. The M20 between Cork and Limerick should allow more growth along the entire western seaboard.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #8
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I've always maintained that Cork is the ugliest city in Ireland, and these candid photos do nothing to contradict that assertion.
Why the user put up pictures facing the northside housing estates and the river at low tide I'll never know, but every city in Ireland has beautiful parts and ugly parts, same as every city in the world. But I agree, those pictures are a disaster, no offence meant Rekarte.
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I've always maintained that Cork is the ugliest city in Ireland, and these candid photos do nothing to contradict that assertion.
And as a born and bred proud Dub, let me tell you this - you are talking through your hole. ............Cork - the ugliest city in Ireland? I am sure that a visit to elsewhere in Ireland (I'm looking at you pre-improvement Limerick) in Ireland would disabuse you of this notion.

There are literally a hundred towns across Ireland, most particularly in the Leinster commuter belt with former quaint villages having been destroyed by rancid Celtic Tiger era/ Dublin commuter based developments............where their character has been destroyed forever with a mere 10% of the original town urban fabric remaining. Many of these urban towns post-2000 scattered throughout Leinster are indeed unfortunately ugly as sin and soulless.

At least Cork has a multitude of classical architectural masterpieces, future infill developments that may veer the city in the right urban direction...........I can see Cork City becoming a proper European city one day.

For all we give out about langers............they just may one day have a city along with Dublin worthy of the title of a proper European city. And in a land of rampant commuter-based housing estates focused on Dublin, and a one-off-house in every nook and cranny on the map of Ireland - I think we should appreciate the Republic's second city more, not because of it's current status - but it's vastly underutilized urban landscape that could one day prove to be a world class city.

Cork City has potential, and I wish it all the best. If Marseilles and Lyon can still be beautiful cities to the mega-city Paris.............why can't Cork be a beautiful and buzzing metropolitan area? Most countries aren't as focused on one city as we are.

Cork can be a proper city with some proper investment, certainly not an ugly place by any means.
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I think the city centre shopping precinct of Cork is lovely and getting better - it's much nicer than Henry Street and now nicer than Grafton since DCC ruined it with a dreadful refurb! I couldn't see CCC making the same mistakes with a refurb project as the charlatans at DCC. Speaking of Grafton Street, DCC have tried to soften it with some copper planters and trees, quite nice, but they'd need to remove the municipal green street furniture to make a meaningful improvement.
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And as a born and bred proud Dub, let me tell you this - you are talking through your hole. ............Cork - the ugliest city in Ireland? I am sure that a visit to elsewhere in Ireland (I'm looking at you pre-improvement Limerick) in Ireland would disabuse you of this notion.

There are literally a hundred towns across Ireland, most particularly in the Leinster commuter belt with former quaint villages having been destroyed by rancid Celtic Tiger era/ Dublin commuter based developments............where their character has been destroyed forever with a mere 10% of the original town urban fabric remaining. Many of these urban towns post-2000 scattered throughout Leinster are indeed unfortunately ugly as sin and soulless.

At least Cork has a multitude of classical architectural masterpieces, future infill developments that may veer the city in the right urban direction...........I can see Cork City becoming a proper European city one day.

For all we give out about langers............they just may one day have a city along with Dublin worthy of the title of a proper European city. And in a land of rampant commuter-based housing estates focused on Dublin, and a one-off-house in every nook and cranny on the map of Ireland - I think we should appreciate the Republic's second city more, not because of it's current status - but it's vastly underutilized urban landscape that could one day prove to be a world class city.

Cork City has potential, and I wish it all the best. If Marseilles and Lyon can still be beautiful cities to the mega-city Paris.............why can't Cork be a beautiful and buzzing metropolitan area? Most countries aren't as focused on one city as we are.

Cork can be a proper city with some proper investment, certainly not an ugly place by any means.
Great post, are you sure you dont have some langer blood in you? I had to double check it was a Dub writing.

If those in charge 60 years ago had the same mind set we might have a city of 5 or 6 hundred thousand in Cork and 2 OR 3 hundred thousand in Limerick and Galway instead of the massive sprawl we currently see in Dublin and its surroundings.
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And as a born and bred proud Dub, let me tell you this - you are talking through your hole. ............Cork - the ugliest city in Ireland? I am sure that a visit to elsewhere in Ireland (I'm looking at you pre-improvement Limerick) in Ireland would disabuse you of this notion.

There are literally a hundred towns across Ireland, most particularly in the Leinster commuter belt with former quaint villages having been destroyed by rancid Celtic Tiger era/ Dublin commuter based developments............where their character has been destroyed forever with a mere 10% of the original town urban fabric remaining. Many of these urban towns post-2000 scattered throughout Leinster are indeed unfortunately ugly as sin and soulless.

At least Cork has a multitude of classical architectural masterpieces, future infill developments that may veer the city in the right urban direction...........I can see Cork City becoming a proper European city one day.

For all we give out about langers............they just may one day have a city along with Dublin worthy of the title of a proper European city. And in a land of rampant commuter-based housing estates focused on Dublin, and a one-off-house in every nook and cranny on the map of Ireland - I think we should appreciate the Republic's second city more, not because of it's current status - but it's vastly underutilized urban landscape that could one day prove to be a world class city.

Cork City has potential, and I wish it all the best. If Marseilles and Lyon can still be beautiful cities to the mega-city Paris.............why can't Cork be a beautiful and buzzing metropolitan area? Most countries aren't as focused on one city as we are.

Cork can be a proper city with some proper investment, certainly not an ugly place by any means.
It's not that much of an insult. There are five cities in Ireland and I think the other four are nicer.
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It's not that much of an insult. There are five cities in Ireland and I think the other four are nicer.

You're entitled to your opinion. I hope on your next visit to Cork you'll be able to see how beautiful it actually is.
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It's not that much of an insult. There are five cities in Ireland and I think the other four are nicer.


There are more than 5 cities in Ireland. Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Derry, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.
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You're entitled to your opinion. I hope on your next visit to Cork you'll be able to see how beautiful it actually is.
Well if I didn't grow to appreciate its discreet charms when I was living there, it's unlikely to happen now.
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Well if I didn't grow to appreciate its discreet charms when I was living there, it's unlikely to happen now.
You sound like a very likable bloke. Enjoy the weekend bud wherever you may be.
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Old January 13th, 2017, 12:45 PM   #17
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I've always maintained that Cork is the ugliest city in Ireland, and these candid photos do nothing to contradict that assertion.
It is not that bad. No better or worse than most of the other cities, at least from an outsider's perspective.

Some of my random shots:

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Its amazing the difference a blue sky makes compared to an overcast day. As well as making the sky look gloomy, cloudy days are full of scattered uv, giving the whole photo a washed out look.
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There are more than 5 cities in Ireland. Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Derry, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.
Depends whether you're talking about the island of Ireland or the country Ireland. In this case I'm pretty sure the poster was refering to the country.
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