The descriptive list is available in hardback format from the Archives on request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is 40 Euro.
Cork City and County Archives Service has carried out the processing and listing of the major personal archive of Diarmaid (Jeremiah) L. Fawsitt (b1884 - d1967), nationalist, republican, journalist, civil servant, judge. The archive was donated to the Archives in 2019. A detailed descriptive list publication has been written and compiled over a 2-year period by archivists of the Cork City and County Archives, and this has now been printed and published thanks to funding from the Cork City Council 1920-1923 Commemorations, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Born near Blarney Street in Cork’s northside in 1884, Fawsitt was active in cultural, industrial and nationalist circles, including the Celtic Literary Society, Sinn Féin, the Gaelic League, Cork National Theatre Society, and especially the Cork Industrial Development Association. In November 1913 he attended the inaugural meeting of the Irish Volunteers in Dublin and was inducted into the Irish Republican Brotherhood. In December 1913 he was one of the co-founders of the Cork Corps of the Irish Volunteers, at City Hall, later becoming Chairperson of the Executive. During the War of Independence, Arthur Griffith sent Fawsitt, as consul and trade commissioner of the Irish Republic, to the USA, to be based in New York. A friend of Michael Collins, he was also a technical advisor for the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations in 1921-22. Later, he was a senior civil servant in the Department of Industry and Commerce, and a Judge of the Circuit Court.
Fawsitt’s archive comprises a large collection of over 2,000 documents, such as correspondence, diaries, photographs, news clippings, articles, speeches, lectures, and ephemera related to his public service and involvement in many causes and organisations. The archive is of high quality and was kept with care by generations by the Fawsitt family.
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 email@example.com.
Price: 20 Euro
The book contains a selection of documents from CCCA collections with some contextual and explanatory information, under some main themes, such as:
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.
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.
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.
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.