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Lord Mayor Daniel J. Hegarty – First Lord Mayor

Daniel J.Hegarty, the first Lord Mayor of Cork Although there has been a Mayor of Cork since at least the 13th century, the first entitled the Lord Mayor of Cork was Daniel J. Hegarty in 1900. He was born on 6 January 1849, and was the son of a merchant from Summerhill, and he married a Margaret Murphy, the daughter of Alderman Michael Murphy. The title ‘Lord Mayor’ was granted to Cork in Hegarty’s honour by a Charter, dated 9 July 1900, from Queen Victoria of England (1819-1901), Read more [...]