By

Marie McCarthy
Our local studies department boasts an impressive collection of books detailing the fascinating history of Cork’s railways. Our collection includes: The Schull & Skibbereen Railway by James I. C. Boyd The railways of West Cork ‘reflections and reminiscences’ Lost railways of Co. Cork by Stephen Johnson The Cork, Bandon and South Coast Railway : an illustrated history. Volume 2: 1900-1950 by Colm Creedon Irish railways in pictures. No. 3, The railways of Cork compiled...
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As Christmas 2022 fast approaches, why not take a look through our collection of the Cork Holly Bough periodical. Bound copies of the Holly Bough from 1947 onwards can be viewed in our local studies library. You can also view editions published as far back as 1924 through the Irish Newspaper Archive, which can be...
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The Irish Tourist Association files for County Cork are a rich source of history of the many towns and villages of County Cork. The Local Studies Library has undertaken a scanning and digitisation process to safeguard the originals for future generations. A selection of scanned images is now available to view on the Local Studies...
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The War of Independence and Civil War Exhibition This exhibition of Cork’s unique role in the history of the War of Independence and Civil War was compiled by staff from the Local Studies Library and the Heritage Office of Cork County Council, and was supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and...
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Historian and author Joseph E.A Connell Jnr who has written several books on the Decade of Centenaries period – “Dublin Rising 1916”, “Who’s Who in the Dublin Rising 1916”, “Michael Collins, Dublin 1916-1923” and “The Shadow War” will give a talk on Michael Collins and his role in the War of Independence in the Local...
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This exhibition of Cork’s unique role in the history of the War of Independence and Civil War was compiled by staff from the Local Studies Library and the Heritage Office of Cork County Council, and was supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The 24-panel exhibition details many noteworthy events...
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Commercial Directories provide a fascinating insight into the social and business history of Cork. To listen to the latest podcast in our series, please follow the link to our podcasts page: https://corklocalstudies.ie/podcasts/
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