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  In the sadness of their passing contemporaries over the years emerges the shining prospect of immortality In their legacy is inspiration ? To our new generation In the sanctuary of these pages  They will be remembered for ever. Willie O’Leary +353 [0] 86-843 3422       Read more [...]

Lord Mayor Gerald Y.Goldberg

It is a honour for me to welcome you here this evening, in the Lord Mayor’s /Council Chamber to launch this book on Gerald Y.Goldberg. Although there is enough material in this and other books on this extraordinary man to fill a library, I propose for this evening to concentrate on Gerald Goldberg, the politician and his times. Firstly, Gerald is widely known to have held the office of Lord Mayor, and held Lord Mayors Tomás MacCurtain & Terence MacSwiney in the highest esteem. As Read more [...]

Bishop Peter Brown 1710-1735

I am delighted today to visually add to the stock of historical knowledge and sense of history of the Bishopstownareawith the unveiling of a facsimile portrait of Bishop Peter Brown. I would like to thank   Liam Royannewho, when I first raised the topic with me was very open to the idea. The Bishopstown Library Staff for taking the idea on board with enthusiasm, which is not unexpected as the staff here has since its relatively short time added enormously to the quality Read more [...]

Annie Moore

Distinguished guests ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here today at the unveiling of the commemorative plaque to Annie Moore, celebrated as the first person to land on Ellis Island in New York on the 1st. of January 1892. 12 million immigrants entered Ellis Island’s processing centre before its eventual closure. Companies like White Star, Red Star, Cunard and Hamburg-America played a vital part in the history of Ellis Island and immigration into America.  However Read more [...]

Freedom of the City of Cork

Roll of the Honorary Burgesses of the City of Cork The custom of awarding the "Freedom of the City" whereby persons distinguished for public service become Honorary Burgesses of a City dates from the 14th century. Prior to the reform of the Cork Corporation in 1841 the City was generous in awarding the distinction to prominent representatives, of those thus honoured may be mentioned Dean Swift and Captain Richard Roberts who navigated the "Sirius" the first steamship to cross the Atlantic from Read more [...]