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County Cork- Main Page

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This is the Umbrella Project Page for County Cork - Ireland

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Please do not add the profiles of xxx born ancestors to this project. See People Connected to County Cork

County Cork

  • Irish: Contae Chorcaí
  • Administrative centre Cork
  • Province Munster
  • Area 7,499 km2 (2,895 sq mi)
  • People from County Cork are called - Corkonians
  • 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

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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


2. North West Cork


3. South West Cork