Tuesday, September 03, 1991

County Cork

County Cork (Contae Chorcaí in Irish) is the most southwesterly and the largest of the modern counties of Ireland. The county is often referred to as "The Rebel County" because it has often taken a position in major conflicts different to that of most of Ireland. The county's attractions include the Blarney Stone and Cobh (formerly Queenstown), the port where many Irish emigrants boarded for their voyage to the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or South Africa. Cork City, the county's capital, is the second largest ciy in the Republic of Ireland
The remote west of the county, known as West Cork, is a popular destination for tourists, who visit the small villages and islands including Sherkin Island, Clear Island and Dursey Island. Mizen Head, the "southwesternmost point in Ireland" is also in West Cork, as is Sheep's Head.
In recent years land in the far west of the county has become in high demand internationally, and large numbers of EU citizens have settled in the area, along with celebrities such as Jeremy Irons and director Neil Jordan. West Cork is noted for its rugged natural beauty, fine beaches and distinct social atmosphere, which is more relaxed than most of the country.
West Cork has a disporpotionately large population of artisans, musicians, poets and playwrights.
In 1601 the decisive battle of Kinsale (Cath Cionn tSáile) took place in County Cork, which was to lead to British domination of the island of Ireland for centuries.
County Cork has two gaeltacht areas where the Irish language is still the primary medium of everyday speech. These are Múscraí in the north of the county and Oileán Chléire, or Cape Clear, an island in the west accessible by ferry.

County Cork - Towns and Villages
Aghabullogue, Allihies Ballincollig, Ballycotton, Ballylickey, Ballinhassig, Ballydehob, Ballygarvan, Baltimore, Bandon, Bantry, Barleycove, Blarney, Buttevant Carrigaline, Castletownbere, Castletownshend, Castlemartyr, Charleville, Clonakilty, Cloyne, Coachford, Cobh, Cork, Courtmacsherry, Crookhaven, Crosshaven Dunmanway, Doneraile Fermoy Glandore, Glanmire, Glengarriff, Glounthaune, Goleen, Gougane Barra Kanturk, Kinsale Leap
Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Millstreet, Mitchelstown, Monkstown
Oysterhaven Ringaskiddy, Rosscarbery, Rylane Schull, Shanagarry, Skibbereen
Timoleague Union Hall Youghal

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Cork Heritage Centre
Irish Ancestors - Cork
Cork Christening, Marriage, and Cemetery Records
Cork Historical & Archaeological Society
Cork Local Historical Societies
Cork Archives Institute
Castlemagner Historical Society
Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Guy's Postal Directory 1914 for County Cork
Youghal Genealogy
Church of Ireland Parishes of County Cork
Landowners in County Cork 1876
Searchable Pages for County Cork
County Cork GenWeb
Roman Catholic Church Records for County Cork
Estate Records of County Cork
Cork Genealogy Links
Cork City Library
Family History Resources at Cork City Library
Cork Genealogical Society
Cork Civil and Catholic Parishes

Civil Parish Maps
Cork Parishes
Old Street and Location Names in Cork City
Cork Queries
Civil Parish Maps of County Cork
Map of County Cork
Detailed Street Map of Cork City
Clan and Family Name Map of Cork
Baronies of County Cork
Diocese of Cloyne
Diocese of Cork & Ross
Towns in County Cork 1837
Map of the Diocese of Cork and Ross
Graveyards of County Cork
Estate Papers of County Cork

Blarney Castle

Cork County Council (http://www.corkcoco.com/)
Guide to County Cork for Tourism & Business (http://www.cork-guide.ie/)
Activities Events, West Cork Ireland (http://www.westcorkweek.com/)
West Cork Directory (http://www.west-cork-directory.com)
Peoples Republic Of Cork (http://www.peoplesrepublicofcork.com/)
Cork's local radio station, streaming live online (http://www.96fm.ie/)