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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 [...]

Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2011

Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2011   Location: Millennium Hall,City Hall, Cork City Date: Friday 30th September 2011 Time: 10:00-20:00 hrs Contact: Historian Richard T Cooke. E-mail: An initiative supported by Cork City Council   Please e-mail  with your comments and suggestions. We would very much welcome your thoughts. Thanks Cllr. Brian Bermingham  Read more [...]