Project: County Cork

Categories: Ireland | Irish Counties | Munster Province of Ireland | County Cork

The County Cork Project is a Sub-Project of the Irish Roots Project

Part of the Irish Roots Project

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County Cork

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  • Country - Ireland
  • Province - Munster
  • County town - Cork
  • Area Total - 7,499 km2 (2,895 sq mi)
  • Area rank - 1st
  • Population - 518,128
  • Rank - 4th
  • Irish name - Contae Chorcaí

Adding Templates to your Profiles linked to Places in County Cork

If you would like, you may add a project template to each profile linked to the category location in County Cork the person came from. This will help raise awareness of the Irish Roots project and may increase collaboration. The code is:

{{Irish Roots
| location= the geographic category for County Cork that you wish to use
| graphic = Photos-806.jpg
}}

Note: Change the text to reflect the geographic location in County Cork that you want to use - you will need to create a new category at the appropriate level if one does not exist (see below)

{{Irish Roots|location=Acres, Cork|graphic = Photos-806.jpg}}

NOTE - BE SURE NOT TO LEAVE A SPACE AFTER THE = SIGN. name=_Acres, Cork does not work.

Creating Geographic Categories for County Cork

Is it a parish, barony, town or townland? Need help categorising place names? Logain.ie, the Irish Ordinance Survey website should be able to assist!

Wherever possible, please create categories to the lowest or most specific level possible: in particular, be aware that townlands are smaller units of land than towns and are not the same thing. Similarly, Roman Catholic Parishes, Church of Ireland parishes and Civil Parishes are all different too - try to ensure that if you are creating new categories for these places that you categorise as accurately as possible.

Place categories should be [Name of Barony/Town/Townland/Civil Parish], County Name]. So, for example, the townland of Acres, in Cork, would be "Category:Acres, Cork" and would be linked to the category of "Townlands in Cork".


COUNTY CORK SUB-PROJECT

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This project exists to bring together researchers with a common interest in the genealogy, history, geography and culture of County Cork, Ireland.

Welcome to the County Cork Sub-Project. Our main goals are to find as many people in County Cork Records as possible, make profiles for them, and categorize them by locality. In this way, folks will find it easier to locate their ancestors in County Cork. In addition, we want to analyze the data in easy to read profiles for each ancestor.

In conjection with the goals stated above, we aim to provide as many links to online resources for County Cork, Ireland research as possible. We are building space pages for all localities with links to more information about the history, geography, surnames, etc. connected with that locality. We encourage researchers to learn as much as possible about the locality and time period in which their ancestors lived in order to more fully understand their lives.

Please join us by adding your name to the list below:


The leader of this project is Sharon Troy

If you're interested in participating in this project, please do the following:

  • Add the line [[Category:County Cork Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the Category page
  • Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.

Participants in the County Cork Sub-Project

  • Sharon Troy Centanne - County Cork Sub-Project Manager, and Irish Genealogical Research Instructor. My interest in County Cork stems from my grandparents who were my Irish immigrant ancestors. I have studied County Cork for 35 years because I knew my County Cork grandparents and my family never lost contact with family in Cork. I have been blessed to have received ancestral information and family stories from living family members who visited Ireland. I am working on setting up Place and Category profiles for each of the historic jurisdictions of County Cork, Ireland, including the Baronies in Cork, the Towns of Cork,the Civil Parishes of Cork, and the Townlands of Cork, with links to Geography, History and Resources.I am also working on researching the 1901 and 1911 Census and adding profiles and surnames to geographic locations to help people find where in County Cork their ancestors originated. I will need plenty of help with this endeavor! Thank you to all who who join and participate. :)
  • Edward Hogan - Brick Walled at Ireland's shores in the county Cork. My surname Hogan hidden just out of reach. John Hogan
  • Jennifer White Siri - I'm looking for information on my ancestors from County Cork. Surnames Carney and O'Neill.
  • Nick Brown - My area of interest is Kanturk, County Cork & my Keller antecedents who lived there.
  • Richard Hollenbeck - My earliest known ancestor from County Cork is Catherine (Noonan) McCarty (c.1810-11 Jul 1882). She lived in Grovespoint (Chicago), IL, but moved to Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota USA where, as far as I understand it, many of her descendants live today. My branch of McCarty came out to California very early. I don't know much more than this YET.
  • P-445 re Knowles-3291 Trying to track the family of Margaret Knowles, born about 1830 in Kinsale to John Knowles and Mary Grace. I think she had 3 brothers who joined the 73rd Regiment of Foot, and the 2 surviving brothers ended up as orchestra musicians in Liverpool.
  • Mary Diamante - My O'Brien and O'Grady lines come from Cork. Other surnames from the area are Deasy, O'Hea, and O'Donovan (Reagh). Townlands include Ahaglasin, Gortagrenane, Dundeady, and Rosscarbery.


  • Platt 1223-(Michele Krogh)- Looking for information on my 2x great-grandparents, Michael & Mary (Haw) Stackpole and their 5 children from Glanworth, Glanworth, County Cork. They left for Ottawa (Bytown), Ontario, Canada abt 1828-29. The family is listed in a publication of Canal Workers. (The McCabe List). I have Michael's brother, William & family coming to Ottawa a little later as well. No info on the 3rd brother, John & family, as to whether they came to Canada or stayed in Grange.
My other 2 x great grandparents married in Ottawa, but didn't list parents' names. They are Patrick Nelligan from Doneraile & Catherine Buckley from Kanturk. (Possible name of father is Edward or Edmond). Also, both are in the "McCabe List", from 1829.
  • Igor Rowen - My father’s mother was a King. Her father married a Higgins, in Norwood, MA. A lot of Norwood, particularly the Higgins, came from County Cork. I recently found a Baptism record for Killeagh Parish. This narrows the search considerably. I’m focused on that section of Co. Cork. (The immigrant families are almost all 1850 – 1858 timeframe. I know the USA side of the story.)
  • Susan O'Carroll My Carroll family arrived in Cork about 200 years ago. They lived in Cork City at St Luke's and Hyde Park and were well off Quaker merchants and then stockbrokers. Carroll Quay in Cork is named after them. Most if not all went to England (my branch) and one went to America. My great grandfather restored the O' to the family name which had been dropped in the early 1600's under pressure from the English. I have names and dates for the family tree for Cork complete, but am still seeking information for Biographies.
  • Beverly McGowan researching McKenzie in Macroom. My earliest known from Macroom is Archibald McKenzie born 1818.
  • Rachael Guth - Davi[d]son/King ancestors (gone back as far as 6th/7th generation great-grands, mid-1700s) were from County Cork (no specific location). The Davisons originally came from Dublin and before that Wales; no info for the King family. They then immigrated to South Carolina and Alabama in the late 1700s. Would love more information on their lives/stories etc while in Ireland, and any family connections.
  • Susan McCall I am interested in the Dumas family of Kerry and Cork. Peter Dumas was a Sheriff of Cork in 1781. There are lots of individuals named Peter Dumas and it is very hard to separate them all, and another one was a Mayor of Cork too.


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