San Francisco

Population 800,000

Located on West Coast of America - Silicon Valley

Mayor Edwin M. Lee


The San Francisco/Cork sister city relationship was formed in May 1984.  The visit to Cork of Mayor Feinstein and a party of 200 San Franciscans in July 1985 was one of the highlights of the Cork 800 year. Since that time links have continued to develop.  

The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newson visited Cork in September 2005 as part of a three day visit designed to strengthen the links between the two cities. Accompanying Mayor Newsom on this Trade & Friendship Mission were representatives form the San Francisco/Cork Sister City committee, San Francisco City officials & representatives from the San Francisco board of Supervisors. 

  • Cork participated in the 42nd Children’s Olympic Games held in San Francisco in July 2008
  • Matthew Greene took part in the Cork City Marathon in June 2009. Matt took 221st place in a time of 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Photographic Exhibition in May 2009 held in Cork Vision Centre to celebrate 25th anniversary of the twinning
  • Schools Project between Blackrock Castle Observatory and Chabot Space & Science Centre – Web of Stars
  • Frank McQuaid & Joanna Riddell pictiured below with Mayor Lee after completing the San Fran marathon.
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