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Cork City or ‘Corcaigh Mar Atá' in the Irish (alternative spelling – Corcach Mór na Mumhan – ‘the great marsh of Munster') is Southern Ireland's second largest city, situated in the island's largest county in South West Ireland. County Cork is known as the ‘Rebel County' and not just for its past links with the Republican cause. It was actually so-named by the English crown in 1499 as a derogatory label but was embraced by the people of Cork with pride.