The city people I worked with got a great kick out of us " bog Irish' , town meant Midleton , going up to the city was Cork. Although the style around Midleton is good now , a couple of years ago on a work night out , the city folk came down and they had a laugh. Going out in Midleton they said was a black pants and top and that was dressing up .
Can't say I agree with that one at all. Some great suburbs in Cork with loads to do and you're almost never more than a 40 minute walk from town anyway unless you live around Maryborough Hill or Donnybrook or some place.
They did a great job with Ballincollig after the barracks was sold, I'll give them that. But Bishopstown for example...what is there ?
Born and bred in Cork. The Northside at that. Never did have the accent though, not sure why. Went to a plethora of primary schools in the city and county and for secondary was shipped off to boarding school in the county, which I detested. Live in the county these days. Cork's great, only place in Ireland that comes close is Galway City. Lived in Dublin years ago, wouldn't again! Tralee's not a bad spot, spent a year there. Limerick's ok, spent a year there. Waterford isn't very pleasant, spent some time there at WIT. Derry is ok if not a little depressing, spent couple of months there, pre-ceasefire days. Of them all Cork and Galway really do stand out as the best two cities in the country.
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