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Cork (county, Republic of Ireland), largest and southernmost county of the Republic of Ireland, in Munster Province. The Atlantic coastline of the county is broken by numerous bays and inlets, including Cork Harbour, on which is situated the county borough, Cork; Kinsale harbour; and Bantry, Clonakilty, Dunmanus, and Long Island bays. The Blackwater, Lee, and Bandon are the chief rivers of Cork. The western part of the county is mountainous, with much boggy land; the eastern and southern parts are fertile. Agricultural products include potatoes, turnips, and oats; other industries in Cork include dairying, salmon and mackerel fishing, and mining of coal, copper, manganese, barites, sandstone, and limestone. Area, 7459 sq km (2880 sq mi); population (1991) 410,369.

Cork (city, Republic of Ireland), city in southern Republic of Ireland, county borough and seat of the county of Cork, located on the Lee River, at the head of Cork Harbour inlet. It is the second largest city in Ireland after Dublin. Cork is an important distribution center for the surrounding agricultural region, and exports cattle and other products. Industrial establishments include breweries, distilleries, and factories for the production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Among the notable buildings of the city are the 19th-century Roman Catholic and Anglican cathedrals, Saint Mary's (1808) and Saint Finbar (1880), respectively; and Queen's College, Cork (1849), which has been part of the National University of Ireland since 1908. The city dates from a religious settlement founded in AD 622 by Saint Finbar. During the 11th century the Danes made it a trading station encircled with walls. In 1172 Cork was taken by King Henry II of England, and in 1649, during the English civil war, it fell to Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England during the Commonwealth. The town changed hands once more in 1689 when it was captured by John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, for the English crown. In 1920 parts of Cork were burned down by British forces after Irish nationalists raided a British military convoy. Population (1991) 127,024.
From Encarta 98 Encyclopedia

The major towns in County Cork are: Bantry, Bandon, Clonakilty, Cobh, Cork City, Fermoy, Kanturk, Kinsale, Mallow, Mitchelstown, Skibbereen Youghal.

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updated Link County Cork CMCR Project  A database for christening, marriage, and cemetery records.  Share your Cork info here!
                Property owners of County Cork circa 1870. A transcription by Jean Rice. About 95% complete with over 2200 names.
                Early 19th Century Tithe List   Compiled from Margaret Moon's original transcriptions, it is a work in progress database.

Genealogy and History Resources

County Cork - Mallow Heritage Centre
27/28 Bank Place
Mallow, County Cork

Cork Genealogical Society
4 Evergreen Villas
Evergreen Road
Cork City, Ireland
Secretary: Michael 0'Connell

West Cork Heritage Centre
South Main Street
Bandon, County Cork, Ireland

             Civic Addresses

Cork Archive Institute
South Main Street

Cork Central Library
Grand Parade

Cork County Library
Farranlea Road
Tel: Cork (021) 546499/546591/546539
Fax: Cork (021) 343254
County Librarian: Ruth Flanagan

Boole Library
University College

See also: The National Archives of Ireland ; The National Library of Ireland; and Local and County Public Libraries in Ireland for more information on public library holdings.

Bulletin Boards and Surname Resource Pages

TheSee also the Cork, Ireland Surname Pages for a listing of surnames being currently researched as part of this websites.

Local Ireland for Cork also maintains a surname board -- click here To post your surname

Mailing List

County Cork Mailing List. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to countycork-l-request@rootsweb.comfor the list mode or to just receive the digest.

IRL-CORK Mailing List.  This list is also for County Cork researchers    To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to for the list mode or to just receive the digest.

IRL-CORK-CITY Mailing List.  This list is for anyone with a genealogical interest in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to for the list mode or to just receive the digest.

Cork Newspapers

Cork Advertiser 1799-1824, Continued as Constitution in 1823
Cork Examiner 1841- Now
Cork Herald 1856-1901, continued as Cork Daily Herald in 1860
Cork Morning Post 1823-1924, continued as Cork Constitution in 1873
Munster Advertiser 1839-1841
Peoples Press & Cork Weekly Register 1834-1836
Skibberreen and West Carbery Eagle 1857-1929
Southern Reporter 1807-1873, continued as Irish Daily & Southern Reporter in 1871
Southern Star 1861-Now

A card index to biographical notices for Cork newspapers from 1754 to 1827 is available at the Library of University College in Cork; and also at the New York Public Library.

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