Monday 21 June 2021
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Call for Submissions for New County Cork Heritage Publication

Call for Submissions for New County Cork Heritage Publication

Cork County Council has embarked on the production of a further entry in the Heritage of County Cork book series, with the latest addition entitled ‘Heritage Artefacts of County Cork’.

This publication will follow the success of ‘The Archaeological Heritage of County Cork’ publication in 2020 which had a limited print run and was also available to access digitally throughout the restrictions.

The Council is calling on local heritage societies, community groups and individuals to get involved by submitting any specific information, stories and photos of interest on local heritage artefacts to the Council’s Heritage office at corkheritage@corkcoco.ie by Friday June 11th 2021.

A selection of these submissions will join valuable objects like the Cork Horns, the GarryDuff Bird, St. Lachtine’s Arm and items such as shards of handmade pottery, flint tools and clay pipes that provide a unique insight into life in Cork County in the past.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley invited submissions saying:

“The variety of heritage artefacts outlined in ‘The Archaeological Heritage of County Cork’ last year has become a fantastic resource for local historians and all who want to know more about our history. While some objects may be made with gold or silver, and some with clay, all are equally valuable from the point of view of our heritage. The great thing about this publication series to date is the widespread participation which, like our heritage, concerns us all, belongs to us all and benefits from the contributions of all. Central to this venture is local passion, and the upcoming ‘Heritage Artefacts of County Cork’ publication is a great opportunity to compile and display that passion.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey welcomed the call saying;

“As a Local Authority, Cork County Council prides itself on recognising what’s important to communities in our remit. Collaborative projects like the “Heritage of County Cork” publication series are a great way to recognise and celebrate the phenomenal work that goes into building communities and uncovering our shared heritage and identity. The publications themselves are excellent resources for all who have an interest in Cork County and represent a confident investment in local cultural work.”

The publication will set out to include and reference as many submissions as possible. For further information email corkheritage@corkcoco.ie or phone 021 428 5905.