About me

Study

Masters in Local History, at University College Cork (part-time, 2014-2016).

My MA thesis research is on the Irish revolution period in the mid-Cork parish of Kilmurry, near Macroom (G and H Companies, 7th Battalion, Cork No 1 Brigade, Irish Volunteers/IRA).

Reading & research interests

  • United Irishmen rebellion 1798
  • Cork trade and industrial exhibitions and fairs (1852, 1883, 1902-03, 1932)
  • Irish revolution in Cork
  • Social history of Cork, its places and its people, particularly of the 18th to early-20th centuries.

Collecting Cork

Glassware souvenirs of the Cork International Exhibition 1902 & 1903

Glassware souvenirs of the Cork International Exhibition 1902 & 1903

I also collect books, images, ephemera, and other items of Cork historical interest – including many items related to the Cork exhibitions, some of which may well be featured here from time to time. Some were featured in Daniel Breen and Tom Spalding’s 2014 book The Cork International Exhibition 1902-1903: A Snapshot of Edwardian Cork (Irish Academic Press), and in a related exhibition at Cork Public Museum, May-July 2014.

Guy’s map of Cork city, 1893 (used by late city architect Tony McNamara’s as the end-papers of his 1981 book, ‘Portrait of Cork’)

 

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