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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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Irish Life and Lore is an oral history archive which preserves Ireland’s unique local, national and social history through the recording of individual experiences and memories. For a sample of the podcasts on their website, see the following link: https://www.irishlifeandlore.com/category/podcasts/
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 The Irish Tourist Association Topographical and General Survey Files which were compiled in the 1940s have been added to our digital collections. This project now allows for online access to the files relating to 20 towns and villages across the county, from Adrigole to Youghal. These files are a great resource for local history enthusiasts....
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Some of the latest history books added to our Cork and Journals Collections
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Calling all secondary school students! We can help you with your CBA/Classroom Based Assessment. If you are preparing your project on the history of your local area, please contact us and we would be very happy to offer guidance on books and resources.
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