22 April 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan
The County of Cork has a wealth of historically important sites – places with associated events and people – that have collectively shaped the County’s heritage as a whole, particularly with regard to the defining years of the Irish Nation. Throughout our past, many of these sites, or indeed the associated events and people, have been commemorated locally through the erection of crosses, plaques, memorials and monuments.
Following on from the success of the Heritage of County Cork Publication Series (which received a citation of excellence in the 2015 Local Government Awards), the latest installation in the series sets out to document these important sites in the County, telling Cork’s story in the formative years of the Irish Nation, both before, during and after the Easter Rising of 1916, including the War of Independence and Civil War.
In undertaking this publication, and to add wonderfully to its overall scope and content, the Heritage Unit of Cork County Council is asking groups and individuals from throughout the County of Cork, to submit details of the associated sites, events and people near them.
As such, if there are any commemorative/centenary related sites in your area that you feel would warrant inclusion in the publication, the Heritage Unit would be delighted to receive any related details/stories/photos, which can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com. The spreadsheet available here sets out the information required and more information can be obtained by ‘phoning 021 4285905. All submissions will be given due consideration and it is anticipated that a significant number will feature in the publication.
Should you be interested in engaging with the Heritage Unit of Cork County Council on this project please submit any and all comments, details and photos by Monday 16th May 2016.