Cork City Male
Aged 37 | Born 1977
About the Speaker
"I grew up in Cork and went to university there, studying computer science. Both my parents are from Cobh, not far from Cork City."
This kit contains all the elements of a full Accent Kit
About County Cork
County Cork is largest county in the state by land area, and the third most populous county on the island of Ireland. Cork has a mountainous and flat landscape with many beaches and sea cliffs along its coast.The county is colloquially referred to as “The Rebel County”. This name has 15th Century origins, but from the 20th century the name has been more commonly attributed to the prominent role Cork played in the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) when it was the scene of considerable fighting. In addition, it was an anti-treaty stronghold during the Irish Civil War (1922–23).
The song “The Banks Of My Own Lovely Lee” is the song traditionally associated with the county. Attractions include the Blarney Stone and Cobh, the port where many Irish emigrants boarded for their voyage to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States and also the last stop of the Titanic, before departing on its fated journey. The people of County Cork are often very vocal in their praise and admiration of their home county.
This is especially true if they are based outside of Cork or are speaking of it to people of other counties. Cork people even sometimes refer to their native county as a separate country, the so-called “People’s Republic of Cork” and claim to desire independence from the rest of the country. There is also a joking belief among the population of Cork that it is the “Real” capital of Ireland and they frequently refer to it as such.