Cork 1920

Historical events in Cork in 1920

Guy’s Cork City & County Almanac and Directory 1920

Guy’s Almanacs and Directories are invaluable sources of information. They provide important historical details about Cork and its people, including names of the heads of households, information on businesses, public institutions, and educational and medical establishments. The 1920 almanac is of particular importance because it gives us a snap shot of the city before it was burned in December 1920.

guy's almanac and directory cover

Guys_Cork_Almanac_1920.pdf (size 66.6 MB)

We also have a range of newspapers and books available to view online.  

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The Writings of Terence MacSwiney

Read some of the books written by Terence MacSwiney, late Lord Mayor of Cork including O’Donavan Rossa’s funeral pamphlet.


Battle Cries by Terence J. MacSwiney

battle_cries.pdf (size 4 MB)


Principles of Freedom by Terence J. MacSwiney

priciples_of_freedom.pdf (size 21.7 MB)


The Music of Freedom by Terence J. MacSwiney

the_music_of_freedom.pdf (size 10.4 MB)


The Revolutionist: a play in five acts by Terence J. MacSwiney

the_revolutionist.pdf (size 10 MB)


Rossa: Born 1831, died 1915 by Terence J. MacSwiney

Rossa.pdf (size 2 MB)

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