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Cork City has long been considered the second Capital of Ireland. This is true for a variety of valid and historical reasons. At times of War; most notably Napoleonic; the City and County enjoyed a thriving economy. Industry would supply the Merchant fleet which in turn would shadow the movements of the Royal Navy. Here too could be found a sizable military contingent. All were based in and around Cork City and Cove/Cobh.

Both had financial institution, and Government Agencies to service the needs of Industry, the Crown, the Armed Services, and Merchant Fleets; making the city the second most populous in the Country; Dublin being the greater.

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