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Cork Local Studies

The Cork County Library online local studies website is available at http://www.corklocalstudies.ie

New Sports Section

C‌ork Past and Present has a new sports section simply click on the tab across the top of the page to access our ever expanding collection of articles, photographs, match day programmes, biographical profiles and much more.

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Spirit of the Glen

In the early 1970s the Glen Rovers club produced a special-edition publication edited and compiled by Liam Ó Tuama (former player and Club Secretary of Glen Rovers).  Spirit of the Glen chronicles the history of the club from its foundation in 1916 to 1970 featuring interesting artciles and images on Christy Ring and Jack Lynch amoung others.

If the Stones Could Speak

If the Stones Could Speak (2015) is the second film in a series, produced by the Cork Folklore Project, featuring buildings of heritage significance that have participated in Cork Heritage Open Day. This film by Mark Wilkins continues to explore the relationship between some of Cork’s most historic buildings and the people who use them. The first film, If the Walls Could Talk, was produced in 2013.

19th-century east Cork hunt-club postcards

Cork City Libraries has digitosed five information postcards showing timetables of some of the meetings of the United Hunt Club from 1874-6.

Thanks to Penny Spence of Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada, for taking the trouble to post these five cards, found among family papers, and for donating them to Cork City Libraries in February 2016

Kyle Street’s new Theatre Tea House

Local historian Richard T. Cooke a details the history of Kyle Street and the recently renovated 19th century Theatre Tea House.

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