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This is the Umbrella Project Page for County Cork - Ireland

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County Cork

  • Irish: Contae Chorcaí
  • Administrative centre Cork
  • Province Munster
  • Area 7,499 km2 (2,895 sq mi)
  • People from County Cork are called -
  • Motto ‘Statio Bene Fide Carinis’ ‘A Safe Harbour for Ships’ is an adaptation of a line from Virgil’s Aeneas.
  • Typical Cork Food: Drisheen (a type of black pudding made from the blood serum of a sheep and cows blood), tripe (a variety of pig oval) and crubeen’s (pigs feet)

County Cork is the largest county in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. It is named after the city of Cork. Cork was the European Capital of Culture in 2005 and also has a reputation as a culinary paradise. Cork County Council is the local authority for the county.

Famous Cork Sights:

  • St Finbarre's Cathedral,
  • Shandon,
  • The English Market,
  • Cork Gaol,
  • Blarney Castle

Top Towns

For full list see County Cork, Ireland - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

  • Ballincollig
  • Bandon
  • Blarney and Tower
  • Carrigaline
  • Cobh
  • Cork
  • Fermoy
  • Mallow
  • Midleton
  • Passage West
  • Youghal

For Information about research in the County, including lists of people of renown connected to Cork and Families Researched on Geni go to County Cork - Family Heads link to follow

For Historical information about County Cork visit Historic County Cork link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with County Cork.

County Cork, Ireland - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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If you have County Cork connections please join the project and if you live in County Cork and are prepared to offer advice or help of any kind please add yourself to the list above.

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Please do not add the profiles off all your County Cork born ancestors to this project or the People connected to County Cork project. Rather add the earliest known person of a County Cork family to the County Cork' - Family Heads] project. link to follow

References and Sources

Parish Map

The Parishes of County Cork are shown in 3 maps. These have come from the Irish Ancestors page on the Irish Times web site where an overall map can be see following that link.

1. East Cork

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2. North West Cork

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3. South West Cork

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