The custom of awarding the "Freedom of the City" whereby persons distinguished for public service.
Professor Aloys G. Fleischmann, M.A., D. Mus., Mus. D.(T.C.D.), M.R.I.A.
Teacher and composer, whose life and energies have been devoted to the development of music and art in the City of Cork, in appreciation of his great and unselfish work and dedication as Director and Organiser of the Cork International Choral Festival, the Cork Orchestral Society and other institutions, and of his abiding affection and interest in the welfare of our nation and of the people of the City and County of Cork. Conferred 28th April, 1978.
Aloys Fleischmann receiving the Freedom of Cork City 1978