Cork 1920 | Corcaigh 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.
We also have a range of newspapers and books available to view online.
Here we have newspapers that were in circulation in 1920. These newspapers report the news of the day, advertise local businesses and show us how the events of 1920 were being reported at that time.
irish_bulletin_1920_january.pdf (size 24.5 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_february.pdf (size 28.6 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_march.pdf (size 24.1 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_april.pdf (size 24.9 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_may.pdf (size 27 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_june.pdf (size 30.1 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_july.pdf (size 45.1 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_august.pdf (size 38.8 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_september.pdf (size 39.1 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_october.pdf (size 31.4 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_november.pdf (size 42.4 MB)
irish_bulletin_1920_december.pdf (size 45 MB)
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
Principles of Freedom by Terence J. MacSwiney
The Music of Freedom by Terence J. MacSwiney
The Revolutionist: a play in five acts by Terence J. MacSwiney
Rossa: Born 1831, died 1915 by Terence J. MacSwiney
The Burning of Cork City
Read Who Burnt Cork City? – An investigation into the burning of Cork in December 1920, by The O’Rahilly, edited by Erskine Childers
Cork: A City Burned – A City Reborn Exhibition
This Exhibition explains how the heightening tensions and deepening conflict set the stage for the catastrophic events which befell Cork City on the night of December 11, 1920. Featuring strong visual content – photos, maps and ads for the shops which were destroyed, the exhibition gives a comprehensive account of what was lost on that dreadful night.
Cork: A Library Burned – A Library Reborn
This sister exhibition of, A City Burned Exhibition, tells the story of the Library moving from its first location in Emmet Place to the elegant building on Anglesea St in 1905.