Cork City & County Archives

Cork City CouncilCork County CouncilUniversity College Cork
Funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council & UCC
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Some Major Collections

We preserve and make available archives from a variety of creators. The following is a guide to some of the highlights:

Local Government

Cork City Council (Cork Corporation) 1867-2000

Cork County Council 1899-2000

Poor Law Union Boards of Guardians (Workhouse) 1838-1925

Grand Jury of County Cork 1834 - 1898

Rural District Councils 1899 - 1925

Town Councils (Urban District Councils/Town Commissioners) 1840-2000 

Youghal Corporation c1600-1840

Business  The CCCA has over 40 business collections listed and accessible for research.
Individuals and Families  We have a range of 19th and 20th century personal papers.
Solicitor and Landed Estate  We are the designated repository for local Cork's solicitors and landed estate archives.
Clubs, Societies, Trade Unions  1800s - 1900s
Health and Hospital

Cork Boards of Health and Public Assistance 1925-1960

Our Lady's Hospital (Cork Mental Hospital) 1800s-1900s

North Infirmary Hospital 1880s-1900s

Cork County Home and Hospital (St. Finbarrs) 1900s

Various workhouses 1800s - 1900s

Directories and Almanacs 1821-1970s  Lists of officials, organisations, people, addresses, occupations
Cemeteries Late 1800s - 1900s mainly Cork City and Environs
Schools 1800s - 1900s mainly national school records
Religious Institutions Most such records remain with the existing institutions, however we have limited copies of some church records.