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The collection consists of 8 albums of postcards, all from towns and villages in Cork County. 2 of the albums contain postcards solely from Kinsale, and 1 contains postcards solely from Cork City. All of the cards date from the late 19th century and early 20th century, and provide a unique glimpse into the social and ethnographic history of Ireland at this time.
Opening Hours: 11:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:30 Monday to Friday
Access to archival collections is by prior appointment, giving at least one week's notice in advance, to holders of UCC Readers Ticket
Finding Aid: Descriptive list (see separate tab above, next to 'Home' tab)
Copyright: UCC Library (in the main). Certain copyright may retain with original creator, please check with Archivist.
Further reading: The collection features extensively in the book Love from Cork: Postcards of the City and County, by Perry O'Donovan.