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What's Cork, Ireland like?

I'm considering applying for an academic job in Cork, Ireland. What is the city like? What is University College Cork like? I'm from the US, and I know very little about the city, but I'm curious. [more inside]
posted by umbú on Oct 14, 2013 - 15 answers

Where to go with a car near Dublin and Cork?

Driving Around Dublin: SO and I will be visiting Ireland (Dublin and Cork) for about a week and half right after Christmas and we'll have a car. What are some fun, interesting day trips from the two cities (or stops along the way between them?) [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 26, 2012 - 14 answers

Do corks for bottles have a direction?

When wine bottle corks are cut from the cork bark, is the cork cut vertically or horizontally through the section of bark? In other words, is there 'grain' directionality in the cork bark that matters in terms of it's function as a wine bottle cork?
posted by Jackson on Oct 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Yeah yeah yeah, the high road, right

If you could go to one other city in Ireland besides Dublin for two days, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Apr 18, 2012 - 20 answers

Cork floats

Cork Flooring -- recommended brands and experiences? [more inside]
posted by seventyfour on May 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me decide whether to get cork floors in a rental property

So what's the deal with cork floors? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Aug 26, 2010 - 5 answers

What can I do with a buttload of wine corks?

What can I do with a buttload of wine corks? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 13, 2010 - 28 answers

Is there anywhere in Cork, Ireland to watch an American baseball game tonight?

Is there anywhere in Cork, Ireland to watch an American baseball game tonight? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Why doesn't my wine stopper work?

I'm accustomed to wine stoppers that look like this, but last night at the LCBO I was sold one that looks like this. It doesn't fit in either of my (presumably standard) wine bottles. How do I work this thing?
posted by thisjax on Sep 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Recommend kitchen flooring that's green

I like cork flooring. Will my dog ruin it? Looking for ideas for kitchen flooring, preferably green* and not very expensive. Wacky ideas welcome. *green - least environmental cost [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Feb 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Boarded Up

Tricking out a 4' x 8' cork board in my office [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Sep 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Recent poetry, fiction, histories re: Cork, Ireland?

Recent poetry, fiction, histories re: Cork, Ireland? The question title says it all, except maybe to clarify: not looking for authors from Cork so much as stories about or set in Cork. Even better if it's something that is likely to be on the shelves at a book store in the US. Thanks.
posted by quarterframer on Aug 7, 2008 - 3 answers

London, Dublin, Cork, Here I come!

TravelFilter: Things to do in London, Dublin, Cork. Places to stay in Dublin and Cork. Indian Restaurant recommendations in London. General restaurant recommendations for either London, Dublin, or Cork [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Jun 29, 2008 - 13 answers

Am I coming across as a wuss?

De-corking a bottle of wine. Slow and steady or just rip 'er out? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 18, 2007 - 28 answers

Fumbling for bubbly

WineFilter: How do I open a bottle of prosecco gracefully? [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Dec 18, 2007 - 7 answers

Cork economics

I keep hearing that synthetic wine corks are endangering the livelihood cork farmers. Why hasn't the upswing in the use of cork flooring offset this phenomenon?
posted by machaus on Dec 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Irish dog license prank call

Irish prank call help! Does anyone know where I can find the recording of a man prank calling someone in (Cork?) Ireland regarding a dog license? [more inside]
posted by Ohdemah on Dec 6, 2007 - 2 answers

They don't sell Caramel wafers here either.

Can I buy Irn-Bru in Ireland? [more inside]
posted by genghis on Dec 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Corked wine identification?

This wine's cork has gritty brown crystal and organic matter on the bottom. What is that? Is it bad? I don't want to drink it until i know... [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Jul 15, 2006 - 15 answers

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