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Cork Regional Film Archives

An Scannalann - Cork Regional Film Archives   E-Mail: Web:   Cork Regional Digital Film Archive was set up in April of 2007 in order to promote the preservation of the moving image. The main function of our first project was to preserve films of the last 25 years of the Cork Youth Film Festival and to digitise them so that it would be available for the future. Since that beginning we have Read more [...]

I Wish I Was In Pana

I Wish I Was In Pana A Cork War Song Lyrics/Music by Richard T. Cooke © 2010 All Rights Reserved   Dear Brian, The following are the lyrics to the song 'I Wish I Was in Pana - A Cork War Song' that I have specially written and composed for your prestigious international Recital [in UCC on November 11th 2010] Richard.     Off to war I go leaving auld Cork City, With three of me pals, Johnny, Tommy and Jackie; All signed up to go to help Read more [...]

Elizabeth Fort Heritage

Elizabeth Fort Heritage Elizabeth Fort is situated outside and to the south of the original walled city and is a fine example of a 17th century star-shaped fort.   Originally built in 1601 during the reign of Elizabeth I. It was used as an army base for the protection of the city. It was demolished by the citizens of Cork in 1603 but they were compelled to rebuild it at their own expense. It was replaced in 1624 by Read more [...]

Cork Masons & Bricklayers Historical Society

A Gurranabraher stonemason is seeking to restore a rare marching banner, which was used in Cork’s Monster Meetings almost 170 years ago. For the last four years, Jim Fahy has been fundraising to restore the 10ft by 10ft banner, which belonged to the Cork Operative Society of Masons and Bricklayers, and was used in Daniel O’Connell’s campaign for repeal of the Act of Union in 1843. The bannerdepicts the Cork coat of arms on the front, flanked by two Victorian masons. On the back it shows Read more [...]

Skibbereen Heritage

Skibbereen Heritage Centre Old Gas Works, Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland. Telephone:(353) 28 40900   Web:   History of Skibbereen Prior to 1600 most of the land belonged to the native McCarthy tribe - today McCarthy remains the town's most common surname. The town charter dates back to 1657 and a copy can be seen in the town council Chambers. In the early 1800's an Read more [...]