A bit of Cork

The county is the largest in Ireland, part of Munster. The major towns are Cork city, mallow, Mitchelstown, Youghal, Kantruck, Cobn, Fermoy, Kinsale, Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Bantry and Bandon.

The county was one of the worst affected areas in the Famine of 1845-7. In 1841 the population was 854,000. Ten years later, it had fallen to 650,000. More than 150,000 persons died between 1845 and 1850. Today there are about 404,000.

County Cork is in the diocese of Cork, Cloyne, Ross, Lismore, Ardfert and Aghadoe, and Limerick. This information is required to research Marriage Liscenses and Wills.

Poor Law Unions were named after a large town or the city itself. These later became the General Registrar's Districts. These districts are the areas within which births, deaths and marriages were collected.

Our current holdings for this County are 'slim'. I have done little research in this county except for validating that my ggrandfather John RYAN was a professor in St Colman's College, Fermoy, during the 1870s.

If you wish to contribute any material, regarding any part of the county, email me @ [email protected]

Newspaper Extracts1880s-clippings of interest to County Cork
Cork landlordsNotices of rent reductions of their tenantries, by Cork landlords, during the 1880s
Youghal MarksmenExtract of those who voted by making their 'mark' rather than a signature. Notes name, occupation and address of voter.
FIANNADianna Hanson's transcription for FIANNA site, listing RC parish and holdings
Local IrelandLink to the Local Ireland site for County Cork. Includes parish maps.
RecordsLink to Margaret Grogan's Cork page. An unbelievable amount of transcribed material, including cemetery and parish records.TR>
NashLink to homepage for NASH and related surnames of County Cork. Includes BMDs, Marriage Bonds, Tithes,Griffith's and Directories
DataLink to the 'I Dream of Genealogy' site with an emphasis on Cork. Ship passenger lists, 1766 Census and Cemetery records.
Ferguson Collin Ferguson's site re the surname and related names in Cork and elsewhere.
MagnerAmazing amount of data collected and posted from various worldwide resources regarding the name and related surnames.
MurrayHuge database of material, not just for the surname Murray. Includes Tithes, 1846 Slater's Directory for Fermoy, maps, Parish transcripts and so much more!!!
St Colman'sSome professors of the college in Fermoy-1800s
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CORK WorldGen Web

The Cork pages would not have been possible without the efforts of our transcriber Mimi STEVENS

Researching WALSH and CANTY in Cork. McALLISTER, REID, McELHERAN and McCURRY in Antrim.