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leg·a·cy nounle-gə-sē plural leg·a·cies Definition of LEGACY 1: a gift by will especially of money or other personal property : bequest 2: something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past <the legacy of the ancient philosophers>   See legacy defined for English-language learners » See legacy defined for kids »   Examples of LEGACY She left us a legacy of a million dollars. He left his Read more [...]


Definition of TRADITION 1a: an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom) 1b: a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable. 2: the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction. 3: cultural continuity in social attitudes, Read more [...]

Huguenot Community in Cork

Today’s ceremony is particularly special for me as Lord Mayor and Cork City Council as we are engaged in a very public policy of restoring and promoting the rich historical legacy of our wonderful City. The Huguenot Community numbering approximately 300 settled in Cork in the late 17th century from France. The Edict of Nantes in 1685 withdrew their rights and liberties, causing approximately 5000 to flee France to Ireland because of religious persecution. By 1712 the community which 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 [...]