Cork is well connected
Cork offers Tier 1 connectivity with the lowest telecoms latency between the EU and US (USA-UK 100 Gbit/s fibre network via Cork). In addition, a new sub-sea cable is planned connecting Cork to mainland Europe via France.
Cork’s connectivity is boosted by Ireland’s second largest airport, which provides access to over 50 international destinations including transatlantic air routes. Cork is home to the second largest natural harbour in the world, handling exports and imports of sea-borne trade and welcoming visitors through Ireland’s only dedicated cruise berth.
Dublin Airport provides many additional international options and is easily accessible. Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is located just 250km away. An hourly intercity rail service takes you there in just 2 hours and 20 mins. A journey by the road network takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The Port of Cork is ideally positioned for European trading as well as direct deep sea shipping services, promoting the development of trade and economic growth in a global market. It is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes – Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk and Cruise.