Publications

'Voice of the Many' Book

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Our book 'Voice of the Many: Local Archives from Cork 1914-1916', is a major publication created and funded by the Archives, and printed with funding from the Cork City Council 1916 Centenary commemorative programme. It is a resource for learning about our local and national history through our local archives collection held by Cork City and County Archives.

The book is available in paperback from the Archives on request by email to archivist@corkcity.ie.

The book contains a selection of documents from CCCA collections with some contextual and explanatory information, under some main themes, such as:

  • Establishment of the Irish Volunteers in Cork
  • First World War
  • Daily life in Cork City and County
  • Split in the Volunteers
  • Easter Rising
  • Reactions to Easter Rising and Executions
  • Internment of Volunteers
  • Home Rule and Partition.

The book features documents and records from our local democratic institutions, such as those of Cork City Council, Cork County Council, and older local authorities such as the Poor Law Union Boards of Guardians, Rural District Councils, and Town Councils. Personal archives also feature strongly, such as those of Liam de Róiste TD, Lieutenant Seamus Fitzgerald, Commanders Terence MacSwiney and Tomás MacCurtain, and Captain Riobárd Langford all of the Irish Volunteers, Mollie Cunningham of the Macroom Cumann na mBan, and also D.D. Sheehan MP and Jack Bennett of the Royal Munster Fusiliers.

The title of the book, Voice of the Many, is inspired by the variety of people and organisations that contributed to, or created, the archival documents featured. Often the contributors or authors are elected officials acting in their role of being the democratic voice for their constituents and citizens, or they are the cultural, political and military leaders of a resurgent Irish nation. 

(Below) Document 1 from Voice of the Many. Riobárd Langford's account of the inaugural meeting of the Irish Volunteers in Cork, December 1913.

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Cycling Booklet for International Archives Week

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For International Archives Week 7-11 June 2021, Cork City and County Archives Service teamed up with 15 other local archives services across Europe to produce an online booklet about cycling related records.

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Local Archives Cycling Booklet- International Archives Week 2021
Local Archives Cycling Booklet- International Archives Week 2021

Tomás MacCurtain 1920 Centenary Booklet

In 2020, Cork City and County Archives and Cork City Council produced a booklet for the commemorative City Council meeting marking 100 years since the election of Tomás MacCurtain as the first republican Lord Mayor of Cork.

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Terence MacSwiney 1920 Centenary Booklet

In 2020, Cork City and County Archives and Cork City Council produced a booklet for the commemorative City Council meeting marking 100 years since the death of Terence MacSwiney, the second republican Lord Mayor of Cork.

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