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Best places to visit in Ireland

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Ireland lies to the northwest of Continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. To its east is the island of Great Britain. The Republic of Ireland is bordered by Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by the Irish Sea to the east.

Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and has been its most important city since medieval times. The city is a focal point for Ireland’s vibrant art and culture scene and has produced many prominent artists including three Nobel prize winners. It also has a long tradition of emigration that continued up until the early 1990s and had a large number of immigrants and foriegners. Dublin is the primary centre of education in Ireland, with three universities and several other higher education institutions.

Cork is the principal city and administrative centre[2] of County Cork and the largest city of the province of Munster. Music, theatre and dance feature significantly in the city’s ethos and The Cork School of Music and the Crawford College of Art and Design are based here. Cork was the European Capital of Culture for 2005. One of the key projects was the Cork Caucus. In 2005, a Smart Telecom wireless network was installed making the city centre one of the first in Europe with a complete high-speed Wi-Fi network.

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