Did You Know? There are over 400 shipwrecks in Cork Harbour, ranging from seventeenth-century galleons to twentieth-century submarines. The first confirmed sighting of the Antarctic continent was by a master mariner from Cork, Edward Bransfield. The oldest yacht club in the world, the Royal Cork Yacht Club, was established in 1720. Spike Island, Fort Davis and Camden Fort Meagher are internationally recognised as being three of the finest remaining examples of classical coastal artillery forts in the world. Cork Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world. It is a historical wonder, surrounded by villages, forts, towers and churches, all of which combine to tell the colourful story of Ireland´s largest county. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this book by author and historian Kieran McCarthy can be dipped into time and again to uncover new landmarks, people and stories from this stunning part of the world.