Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. County Cork is one of the traditional counties of Ireland. It is located within the province of Munster, and was named after the city of Cork Irish Corcaigh. The southernmost of the Irish counties, it is also the largest, covering an area of just under 7,500 square kilometres. The largest town in County Cork is Cobh, with a population of approximately 28,639 Cork is nicknamed "The Rebel County", as a result of the support of the townsmen of Cork in 1491 for Perkin Warbeck, a pretender to the throne of England during the Wars of the Roses. In more recent times, the name has referred to the prominent role Cork played in the Irish War of Independence 1919 1921 and its position as an anti-treaty stronghold during the Irish Civil War 1922 23. And more recently in the war of independence 1919 1921 it was the scene for most of the fighting.