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Wednesday, 16 May 2018


In this the European Year of Cultural Heritage, 2018, and as a fitting addition to the Heritage of County Cork publication series, supported by the Heritage Council, it is the perfect opportunity to showcase the wonderful connections that Cork has with the European continent. Similarly, the opportunity presents itself to show just how strong the connections are between Cork and Europe and indeed to look at how mainland Europe has influenced Cork over the many years, through a manner of mediums. The book therefore aims to take a holistic approach to heritage and will examine a plethora of heritage aspects ranging from archaeology and architecture to natural heritage, military history, ecclesial developments and maritime trade. The primary aim therefore is to highlight the in-depth connectivity between the County of Cork and Europe as a whole.

The Heritage of County Cork Publication Series, which has been recognised at the national stage, owes much of its success to the wonderful engagement by community groups, historians and the public at large with regard to their stories, connections, and photographs and accounts submitted for inclusion in each publication.

Cork County Council’s Heritage Unit now warmly seeks engagement in this the latest publication examining County Cork’s Connections with Europe and vice versa. If you are aware of any local connections with Europe, either through people, place and/or both, any such details including a short bit of text, any photographs, etc. would be warmly welcomed by the Heritage Unit up until Monday 29thMay 2018, many of which will be incorporated into the final publication. Please email any and all details to and thank you most sincerely.

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