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History of Cork

Grand ParadeCork is an old city, one of the oldest of all Irish cities. Indeed, it is older than many more famous European cities. It is older, for instance, than Berlin. This section of the website attempts to trace the changing fortunes of the city and its development from its origins to the modern era.

We wish to acknowledge Kieran Burke of the Local History Section of Cork City Library who produced the content for this section of the website.