Cork Cliques

One of the first things I had heard about Co. Cork is the Cliquish nature of Cork. Everyone is always saying Cork is a small place, but when you are out in Cork, you are out forever. There are no open doors here, and no friendship extended. If I and my wife were not already rather private and reclusive, Cork would surely make us very lonely, and she grew up here. We have many times the friends online than we have in the whole of the Cork. Still it bugs me, but efforts to extend our circle have been proving fruitless and a waste of time as exampled in my last post.

4 comments on “Cork Cliques

  1. thats cities for ya i suppose. and it’s the facebook generation – don’t talk to strangers. not unless you’re really drunk anyway.

    i dunno why this is really, when i was a wee boy growing up people were more friendly. but then I was in culchie land. I still am but even out in the country people are not nearly as friendly as they were before.

  2. You could write it off as a ‘city’ thing, but Dublin is noticeably friendlier. It’s just tainted with other big city issues.

  3. I didn’t see any “unfriendliness” in Cork. Some mates. The fact I was a “floater” amongst the cliques at school probably helped.

    Chat, join in. For the first few weeks I felt lonely (and as a no-drinker the pub chat didn’t work for me), but joined in with a few groups.

    Cities aren’t that cliqueish. Suburbs are.

  4. Thanks, I’ve been here 7 years. Outside of the ‘Cork Bloggers’ I don’t exist. And mostly that’s fine, but there are days.

    I’m not much of a drinker either, I’d rather talk tech 🙂

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