Cork Past & Present
Cork's history, culture, places, people, and events
If you would like to find out more about Cork city’s history or the current cultural and social scene in Cork, the Cork Past and Present website should be your first port of call. Whether you are browsing or doing more planned research, there is plenty to interest you here. View a selection of maps of Cork from across the centuries, and a selection of photographs from more recent times. Explore bilingual lists of streets and townlands in the city and its environs; use the website as a starting point for family history enquiries; or use it as a gateway to the many cultural institutions that thrive in the modern city, through the links drawn together for your convenience. Cork Past and Present is a service of Cork City Libraries, which will continue to expand and develop this site.
You can also visit our Cork City Libraries general website by clicking on the 'Libraries Leabharlanna' logo at the top left of any Cork Past and Present webpage, or by going to www.corkcitylibraries.ie.
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