Publications

As part of the Cork City Heritage and Biodiversity Plans several publications have been undertaken. These include: -

Cork City Heritage & Biodiversity Plan 2021-2026

A Guide to Historic Plaques

A Guide to Protected Structures in Cork City

A Guide to Historic Ironworks in Cork City

Laochra Chorcai – Commemorating Cork’s Patriots A City Guide

A Guide to Nature in the City

Wildflowers of Cork City and County

Gardening for biodiversity

Kids Biodiversity Explorers Education Pack

Saving Swifts Booklet

Local Heritage & Biodiversity Publication Grant Scheme 2022

Cork City Council also supports a local heritage and biodiversity grant scheme,  which supports publications.  A selection of these books are outlined below.

History of the North Infirmary Hospital by Catherine O'Leary Murphy

This book tells the story of the North Infirmary, a significant cultural historical and social landmark in the shadow of Shandon steeple. Opening in 1744, nurses were trained there and served the people of Cork for generations. Their memory and that of their colleagues are celebrated in the pages of this book.

This book is available for sale directly from the author and all sales will be donated to charity. Please contact heritage@corkcity.ie for further information.

History of the North Infirmary Hospital A Timeline

The Writing on the Walls by Alicia St Leger

This book is a history of a community’s life of faith and affection, heroism and loyal service expressed through the engravings on the walls of St Fin barre’s cathedral. These are valuable records chiselled on the walls chronicling the lives of generations of Cork city people.

This book is available for sale St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Gift Shop, Waterstones, St Patrick’s Street and Dubray’s Bookshop, St. Patrick’s Street

The Writing on the Walls

Cork City Firefighters A Proud Record by Pat Poland

This is the final instalment in Pat Poland’s trilogy on the history of the evolution and development of the Fire and Rescue Service in his native city.

In this book of pictures, which includes a ‘Brigade Timeline’ from 1950, the author pays tribute, not alone to his former comrades in the Fire Service, but to the stellar corps of photographers – press, freelance and amateur – whose work illustrates these pages. By their sheer determination, professionalism and doggedness, often at great personal risk to capture the ‘right’ picture, they have ensured that a corpus of work survives to inform generations yet to come of the great fires of Cork and those who fought them.

This book is available for sale at Waterstone’s, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, The Bookstór, Newman’s Mall, Kinsale. Co. Cork and www.buythebook.ie

 Cork City Firefighters A Proud Record

Faeries, Felon & Fine Gentlemen A History of The Glen by Gerard Martin O'Brien

This book traces the history of the Glen, now Glen River Park, and its progression from an industrial zone in the 18th century with mills, distillery and a fertiliser factor and also tells the story of the many industrial entrepreneurs, who established these industries in these locations. The narrative of this book brings the reader right up to the Glen River Park, the public amenity space it has become now.

Together with the ‘serious’ archival research that forms the greater part of this book, there are occasional personal recollections of the author, who grew up in the ‘Engineers House’ in the centre of the Glen in the 1950s and ‘60s.

The book is available for sale at Waterstones, Vibes and Scribes, and www.bluehorsepress.net

Faeries, Felons and Fine Gentlemen, A History of the Glen