The fourth book in the Heritage of County Cork series was launched today by the Mayor of County Cork Cllr. Séamus McGrath and Cork County Council Chief Executive Tim Lucey.
This installment, entitled ‘Heritage Centenary Sites of Rebel County Cork’, takes a look at the monumental role played by the County of Cork over the pivotal years that shaped the Ireland of today, from the arrival of the Normans up to and including 1916, the War of Independence and the Civil War.
The publication, with its timely release in this centenary year, covers a range of different conflicts and movements throughout the centuries and is heavily illustrated and packed full of first hand personal accounts to give a true insight into these pivotal events. It highlights the major events that took place in the county, ranging from the Battle of Kinsale to Béal na mBláth, and documents the key figures, men and women, of County Cork, who all played such an invaluable role including household names such as Michael Collins and Diarmuid Lynch as well as those not so well known.
Copies of the publication are available for sale in County Hall (021 47276891) and through all good book shops throughout the County.