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Cork (city)

Cork is a seaport in the southwest of Ireland. The principal city of County Cork and the third largest city of Ireland with a population of 324,843 (census 2002), its name is derived from the Irish corcaigh, meaning "marshy place", referring to its origins on an island in the estuary of the River Lee. Cork has a reputation for independence running from the times of Viking invasions to the Irish Civil War, which has given it the nickname of "Rebel Cork".