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UCC Library now Re-opened.

Both Boole and Brookfield BHSL Libraries have re-opened with the safety of Library users and staff as our chief guiding principle.

Please see our policies and important changes regarding re-opening here

Update from our Director of Library Services, Colette McKenna regarding Library Services During COVID Level 5 - Here

History: Local Interest

E-books of local interest

Freke estate Survey 1787

Viking Cork

Anthony Barry Photographic Archive

Photos from the National Library of Ireland

Evacuation of Spike Island: This is British Army Lance-Corporal Lewis James Thomas and his family leaving Cobh. The family presumably returned to England. Sunday, 10 July 1938, NLI Ref.: IND_H_3281 

 

RTE Documentaries

British Pathe

Workhouse Drawing Collection from UCD Library

Local Libraries & Archives

Book from Cork City & County Archives - Voices of the Many: local archives from Cork 1914-16

Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Sociey

Burning of Cork

Hidden History RTE series 2005 documentary by Conal Creedon

On the night of December 11th 1920, Cork city was to experience an unimaginable night of terror and destruction at the hands of the British forces of law and order. Large tracts of the city were destroyed by fire including the residential area of Dillon’s Cross and the commercial heart of the city centre. South of the river, incendiaries also leveled the administrative centre at the City Hall and the Carnegie Library.

Byrnes Dictionary of Irish Local History : From Earliest Times to C. 1900 [E-book]