Cork history catalogueis now available online

Cork City and County Archives has launched an online catalogue containing detailed descriptions of records and manuscripts in the archives that are available for public research.

The archives preserves and makes available one of the largest and most important cultural heritage collections in Cork.

These are the raw material for remembering, writing and understanding the history of Cork and its people. The online catalogue contains information and metadata on the content, structure, background, and context of each collection or item.

Containing advanced searching technology and with extensive indexes to persons, places, institutions, events, time periods, and subjects, the catalogue is a powerful finding aid for those undertaking historical or genealogical research, enabling researchers to identify collections and individual documents containing relevant information.

The online catalogue is the culmination of 10 years of work by archivists and other staff who descriptively listed almost 200 individual archival collections to meet the International ‘ISADG’ Standard.

The documents listed in the catalogue are mainly accessed in the Reading Room of the Seamus Murphy Building, Great William O’Brien Street in Cork.

Linking in with the catalogue is an online archive of digitised documents at HERE


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