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Recent Accessions (2005-2008)

In the past number of years, a large number of new records have been acquired by CCCA. This new material includes several series of local government archives transferred from Cork County Council and Cork City Council, and also from Mallow and Fermoy Town Councils. It also includes a number of important privately donated collections, for instance, personal and family papers and trade union records. The majority of the collections listed below are accessible for research.

New Accessions 2008
Accession Number  Contents include:  Dates  Extent 
2008 / 001  2 booklets on the subject of Irish Crochet Lace  (2007)  2 items 
2008 / 002  File of material re. St. Vincent's Church, Sundays Well  1930s  1 file 
2008 / 003  Volumes recording water bunkering for ships at Cork Port  1940s - 1950s  2 vol. 
2008 / 004  Concert programme, Beniamina Gigli, 1954 and receipt of William Egan and Sons 1963  1954 and 1963 2 items 
2008 / 005  Documents, printed material and photographs from old museum, Castle Street, Macroom  c.1900 - 1950  2 items 
2008 / 006  Cork City Council Roads Department. Ordnance Survey Maps of Cork City and some printed reports  20th c.   c. 200 items 
2008 / 007  Oldham Family Cork. Correspondence. (TCD MS 10435)  1849 - 1870  1 roll microfilm 
2008 / 008  Liverpool Customs, Bills of Entry. Giving ships name, owner, cargo, date. With ship reports, imports, exports and ships loading. Includes ships from Cork and Ireland generally.  1850 1 roll microfilm 
2008 / 009  Set of nine scrap books of journalist Walter McGrath, of the Evening Echo relating to his various interests including Railways, Scouting and the Fenians  949 - 88  9 volumes 
2008 / 010  Cork City Council City Architect's Department Drawing Office. Floor Plan and sections of Grand Parade and Prince's Street Markets (the English market), Cork  March 1956  1 item 
2008 / 011 Trevor West Deposit Boxes of research notes and some family papers of Trevor West, mainly relating to preparation for his book, 'Malting the Barley' re. Bennetts Malsters, Ballinacurra  2006  3 boxes 
2008 / 012  Account ledger of Richard Lee Architect and Builder, Skibbereen  c.1865 - 1875  c.150pp 
2008 / 013  South Munster Freemasons Additional Material from Skibbereen Fifteenth Lodge, Provincial Grand Lodge, Cobh Lodge No. 190 and other lodges.  c.1850 - 1970s  c.6 boxes 
2008 / 014  Notes and Family Tree of the Murphy brewing family  1840s- 1880s  8pp 
2008 / 015  Cork Plasterers Union Trade Union Records including Minute Books  1898 - 2002   37 items 
2008 / 016  Irish Life and Lore Oral History Recordings Cork First and Second Series  2000  7 audio compact disks 
2008 / 017  Charter from King Charles II, granting property in Cork City to Cromwellian adventurers/soldiers in Ireland. Properties include houses, gardens etc. in Cork City formerly in the possession of various people. Also, Grant from King Charles II of 220 acres , Bawnishall (near Skibbereen)  1666 / 1669  2 items 
2008 - 018  Last will and testament of John William Edden, Cork City, with Probate  26 June 1876  1 item 
2008 / 019  Cork Corporation Public Health Committee. Account Book for Cork Municipal Baths, Eglinton Street and also swimming pool at Lee Fields /  Victoria Cross  1934 - 1955  c.300pp 
2008 / 020  National School Records of Slievreagh National School, near Ballyvourney, Co. Cork  (1867) 1886 - 1950  1 box 
2008 / 021  Minute Book of Cork Shakespearian Society  1894 - 1901 (1941)  1 vol + 1p encl. 
2008 / 022  Account Book of William Kelleher Tea, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Great Georges Street, Cork  Jan - Mar 1884  1 vol. 
2008 / 023  Proceedings of Municipal Boundary Enquiry  1903  2 vols. 
2008 / 024  Letter from Frank Hurley (3rd West Cork Brigade, IRA), Wormwood Scrubs Prison, England to his sister Mary mahony, Australia concerning his father's death, his arrest and political events in Ireland. He resumes the letter on 8 May, writing of his participation in a hunger strike and release after 16 and a half days, following public outcry.  April - May 1920  7 pages 
2008 / 025  Baker legal documents, mainly leases and deeds. Those mentioned include Richard Harris Baker, Cork City and Cahir, the Newsoms of Ballyderown, Kilworth (near Fermoy), County Cork, Henry Longfield, Hannah Baker of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Samuel Pike, James Fisher, Jonathan Manders, James Finlay. Property in Cork located at Peter Street, Charles Street, and Hammand's Marsh. Also printed copy of Deed / Charter establishing a Company in Cork to erect a Coffee House and Houses, involving Cooper Penrose, and various merchants and professionals as shareholders. Full list of the 140 shareholders is given with a schedule containing a list of all shareholders with names, residence, occupation, nominees, mothers maiden name, and wife's status. 1766 - 1844 (1934)  17 items 
2008 / 026 Photos of Merchants Quay prior to demolition, and Roches Stores / Patrick Street  1960s - 1980s  69 items 
2008 / 027  Typescript History of Carrigtwohill, by Sean O'hAirtneada (Sean Hartnett) O/C Fourth Battalion, Cork No 1 Brigade, IRA, with some related photocopies 1980s c.300pp 
2008 / 028  Hunting Diary of Thomas Rice of Clondulane and scrapbook. Also Scrapbook and hunting diary of Mrs Murial Hallinan with news clippings concerning United Hunt Club. 1893 - 1924  1 vol. 
2008 / 029  'The Art and Craft of Hairdressing' Handbook donated by Mick Moriarty 1930s - 1940s  1 vol. 
2008 / 030  Cork City Council Water Services Section Ordnance Survey Maps  20th c.  40 items 
2008 / 031  Photographs and news cuttings An Oige, Cork - Kerry Region  1950s - 1980s  1 box 
2008 / 032  Records of Blackpool National School, Brocklesby Street (closed c. 1996)  1869 - 1988  39 items 
2008 / 033  Research notes on Bantry Workhouse by Mrs Ray Sutton  Mid 19th c.  2 boxes 
2008 / 034  Documents relating to Kingstons of Rosscarbery including Land Commission landlords interest in lieu of rent, 1906, 1910; Receipt from Murphy Coach Builders, Clonakilty; receipts for payment of rents to the Townsends; Notice under Labourers (Ireland) Acta 1883 - 1886 for compulsory purchase of lands, Thomas Kingston, Saroo, Castleventry, from Clonakilty Poor Law Union, 1890; receipts from Benduff, Free and Madranna Slate Quarries Co. Ltd, 1920  1883 - 1920  9 items 
2008 / 035  Cork County Council. Local Government (Ireland) Acts County of Cork, General Ledgers.  1916 - 17  2 vols. 
2008 / 036  Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne (North Cathedral) Account Book. 'Account of: Coal, Altar Wine, Bread, & c & c, Ordered from different Firms'.  1910 - 1919  1 item 
2008 / 037  Cork Preservation Society Files, correspondence and photographs.  1962 - 1991  2 boxes 
2008 / 038  Account books and ledgers of T O'Leary, miller and grocer, Bandon, Co. Cork  1931 - 1986  22 items 
2008 / 039  Copy of Programme of historical exhibition of the years 1699 - 1921 at Town Hall, Bandon, under the auspices of Conradh na Gaeilge.  1942  1 item 
2008 / 040  An Oige Cork - Kerry Region (Youth Hostelling Organisation), Minute Books and petty cash books  1948 - 94  10 vols 
2008 / 041  Two minute books, including lists of members, of Weaver Point Swimming Club, Crosshaven  1932 - 57  2 vols. 
2008 / 042  Photocopies of items relating to Cork City History from Michael O'Leary local historian  19th - 20th c.  5 items 
2008 / 043  Hickey and Byrne, Printers, Additional Material including posters, mainly theatrical with some programmes, and posters and other items for sporting, social, and religious groups.  c. 1965 - 90  c.400 items 
2008 / 044  Working rules booklet of Cork Masons Union c.1940s - 1950s  15pp 
2008 / 045  Business records of Burrowes Hardware and Agricultural Suppliers, Mallow  20th c.  c. 40 boxes 
2008 / 046  Administrative records of Munster Literature Centre  c.1992 - c.2002  26 boxes 
2008 / 047  Collage of old letters and envelopes addressed to Mary O'Sullivan, 53 Great Britain Street  1890s  c.6 items 
2008 / 048  Togher Community Youth Training Workshop Minutes also small no. of items relating to Togher Community Association  1980s - 1990s  1 box 
2008 / 049 Scrapbooks and match programmes relating to Cumann Lúthcleas Gael, the Gaelic Athletics Association, mainly in Cork  1890 - 1999  28 items 

New Accessions 2007
Accession Number  Title  Dates  Extent  Description 
2007 / 001  Roy Hammond Photographs  1950s - 1970s  2 boxes  Photgraphic glass plates 
2007 / 002  Irish Industrial Fair Catalogue  1932    Catalogue of Irish Industrial and Agricultural Fair, Cork, 1932 
2007 / 003  Kenny Donation  1949  44pp  Golden Jubilee Booklet of Little Sisters of Assumption, Cork 
2007 / 004  Jim Mountjoy Cork Jazz Festival  1978 - 2000  48 items  Files from Jim Mountjoy, Director of Cork Jazz Festival, 1978 - 1986 
2007 / 005  Our Lady's Hospital 2007 Accession  c.1900 - 1980s  69 volumes  Records of Our Lady's Hospital (Cork District Mental Hospital) 
2007 / 006 Cork Freemasons Printed Material 1905 - 2000 31 items  Mainly printed items 
2007 / 007  Franks Estate Papers    3 large deed boxes  Deed boxes containing Franks Estate papers 
2007 / 008  Records of Fermoy Urban District Council  1861 - 1973  45 boxes, 157 vols., 1 OS deed  Rate books, minutes books, etc. 
2007 / 009  Connie Neenan Papers  c.1920s - 1970s  2 boxes  Letters and memoirs of Connie Neenan, Irish Republican 
2007 / 010  Munster Freemasons Archives  18th c. to 20th c.   c. 120 boxes  Records of Lodges in Cork and Kerry. Including Kinsale No. 234, Cork nos 3 and 595, Tralee No. 62, Skibbereen No. 15. Cobh No. 190, also various Royal Arch Chapters, and Provincial Grand Lodge of Munster. (Note: Access restrictions apply.) 
2007 / 011 Cork County Council Planning Department, Acession June 2007 1961 - 1993  156 boxes  Planning Registers (1964 - 76), Manager's Orders (1961 - 71), and Committee Minutes (1968 - 1993) 
2007 / 012  George Allan Thesis on Denny Lane  May 2007  81 pp  Copy of M.A. Thesis 'Denny Lane in his Cultural Context' 
2007 / 013 Travel Permit Card, John Casey, 1942 - 46  1942 - 46  1 item  Travel Permit Card (Passport) for travel between Ireland and the UK only, 1942 - 46, of James Casey, Labourer, 31 Coach St., Cork 
2007 / 014  Cork City Council Waterworks Pump House Signing - in Books, 1992 - 2007  1992 - 2007  2 vols.  2 volumes, signing - in books for staff of Cork City Council Waterworks Pump House, (1) 29 June 1992 to 27 March 1997; (2) 2 November 1992 to 16 April 2007 
2007 / 015 Cork City Library Strongroom Material, c1774-1994 c. 1774 - 1994 12 boxes  Records transferred from the Strongroom, Cork City Library, with a transfer list. Includes archives of the Library itself, as well as other archival material formerly stored in the Library's Strongroom.
2007 / 016  Irish Life and Lore Oral History / Folklore Recordings  1999 - 2005  46 audio compact disks  Oral History audio recordings by Maurice O'Keeffe, mainly of Duhallow area, County Cork 
2007 / 017 Cork Masons Union  20th c.  95 items plus 10 photos  Archives of Cork Masons Union 
2007 / 018  Mrs. Mary O'Rourke (nee Mountain) Deposit  1943 - 47  5 items  Five weekly rent books for the years 1943-47, of Mrs Mary O'Rourke (nee Mountain), tenant at No 5, St John's Square, Cork. The landlord was Mrs O'Shea, 8, Bloomfield Terrace, Cork.
2007 / 019 David Butler Donation of Church newsletters 1970 - 1993 1 box  3 sets of church newsletters for Bandon and Inishannon area
2007 / 020  Cork County Council Framed Photographs and Documents, Managers' and Councillors' Rooms, 1899-1999 1899 - 1999 13 items  Set of framed photographs and documents (certificates, agreements) formerly on display in Managers' and Councillors' Rooms, Cork County Council, County Hall, Cork.
2007 / 021

Betty Loughry Deposit, October 2007 

c.1940 - 1989 [1880s]  44 items  Mixed material, including (i) Travel identity card, letter, and bills of Hannah Roche, 5 Greenmount Ave, Cork, 1940-51; (ii) Cork theatre and musical programmes, 1970s-80s; (iii) Cork Review magazine, Jan-Feb 1980; (iv) Printed book, Gems of the Cork Poets, Cork [late 19th c.]
2007 / 022  Cork City Council Architect's Department Drawing Office Plan of New Cork Public Library Building August 1927 1 item  Plan, with elevations and cross-sections, of new Cork Public Library, by contractor Thomas Kelleher
2007 / 023  Fleury Donation 2007  1833 - 1870 and 1708 - 1950s  11 items  Bound volumes of Robert Day & Son Ltd., Saddlery, Patricks Street, plus genealogical papers and publications relating to the family of the late J. MacLeod Pratt (Past Provincial Grand Master, South Munster Freemasons 1981-84).
2007 / 024  Sheet Metal Workers Union Cork Branch  c.1960s - 2000  4 boxes  Minutes, files, lists of members 
2007 / 025  Van Der Plas Deeds  1598, 1630 - 1670, 1694 (1868)  62 items  Deeds, Cork City, mainly 17th Century also Biographical Article on painter Daniel MacLise  from Illustrated London News
2007 / 026  Conlon Donation  c. 1900 - 1970  4 boxes  Mainly printed material relating to music and theatre. Also some material relating to Our Lady's Hospital (put with OLH 2007 accession.
2007 / 027 JB Kearney Donation  1930 - 1970  4 boxes  Photographs of Cork and other places, also files relating to Skiddy's Almhouse 
2007 / 028  Pat Murray Theatre Designer  1950s - 1990s  c.10 boxes and c.100 osized drawings  Material belonging to Pat Murray, theatre designer. Including set design drawins and sketches, and some theatre programmes.
2007 / 029 Eileen O'Regan Donation  1872 - 1918  c.10 items  Photocopies of material relating to her grandfather, James Gamble, who died in the First World War
2007 / 030 Amalgamated Engineers Union  c.1890s - 1990s  2 boxes  Trades union records 
2007 / 031  Tom MacGrath Donation  1852 - 54  1 vol. 

Volume with newspaper clippings, 'Gleanings from 'The Nation' Newspaper of 1853-54 & some few of 1852. Compiled Feb 1854. To be continued'. Compiler Unknown. 

2007 / 032 Elizabeth Twohig Donation  1958 - 1988 (gaps)    Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 
2007 / 033  Mallow Urban District Council 2007 Accession  c.1900 - 1980  9 crates  Mainly bound volumes, minutes, rate books etc 
2007 / 034  Bass and Co. Solicitors  c.1700 - 1900  ca.50 boxes  Solicitors papers from 9 South Mall, Cork 
2007 / 035  David R. Wallace Donation  c.1940 - 1945  1 item (15pp)  Department of Defence pamphlet, 'Civilian War Duties' 
2007 / 036  Cork City Council Building Control Section 2007 Accession  1927 - 1990s  7 items  Maps, plans and drawings 

New Accessions 2006
Accession Number  Title  Dates  Extent  Scope and Content 
2006 / 1  City Engineer Reports  1888, 1937  2 items  2 printed Reports of City Engineer 1888 and 1937 
2006 / 2  Denis Long Films  1970s  17 items  17 film reels, film of Cork City and County 
2006 / 3  City of Cork VEC 2006 Accession  1840 - 1970  27 boxes, 89 volumes, 4 OS photos, 1 roll of drawings  City of Cork VEC.  Includes VEC minute books, financial records. Also items relating to Crawford Technical Institute the Schools of Art, Music and Science.
2006 / 4  Terence McSwiney Poster  1920  1 item  Terence McSwiney Funeral Poster 
2006 / 5  Cork City Council  c.1990's   37 rolls  Roads drawings, South Link, etc. 
2006 / 6  Glass Plate Photos  c.1910  2 items Photos of South Gate and Brian Boru Bridges in Cork City 
2006 / 7  Cork County Council Cork South  October 1942 - December 1995  57 vols.  Volumes containing Assistant County Manager's Orders for the Cork South Division, Cork County Council, 1942-95
2006 / 8 Geraldine Cummins Additional Material  1900 - 1940  15 items  Books and pamphlets deposited by niece of G. Cummins 
2006 / 9  Cork Dunlop Factory  c.1930 - 1985  57 boxes  Personnel record cards for Cork Dunlop Factory, Centrepark Road, Cork. Located in attic of old Dunlop administration building, Centrepark Road.
2006 / 10 Cork County Council  1944 - 1996  10 vols.  Cork County Council Cork South District Committee Minutes 
2006 / 11  Insurance Ledger  1950s  1 vol.  Insurance Ledger 
2006 / 12  Society of Friends  1650 - 1900  32 microfilm reels  Microfilm copies of Society of Friends Cork Archives held in Quaker Historical Library, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Joint project with heritage Council and S.O. Friends 
2006 / 13  Abraham Abell Diaries 1850  2 ring binders  Copies of diaries and other material related to Abraham Abell MRIA (b. 1783) donated by Richard Harrison
2006 / 14  City Engineer 2006 2nd Accession  1925 - 1965  4 boxes  4 boxes of reports and drawings related to tunnel river crossing , main drainage, roads. Also copies of bye laws.
2006 / 15  Dobbin Papers  1798 - 1960  9 boxes  Mainly related to Dobbin family, Cork and Belfast 
2006 / 16  Cork City Council Rates Department 2006 Accession  1930s - 1970s  58 vols. plus 22 boxes  Rate books, valuation books, ground rent books, files, and other material.
2006 / 17 Cork County Council 1927 - 1999  48 boxes and 6 vols.  Committee Minutes and Manager's Orders 
2006 / 18  Cork County Council  1887 - 2000  45 vols. and 3 boxes  North Cork Labourer's Cottages Records 
2006 / 19  Cork County Council  1880 - 1990  c.400 boxes  Water Services, Housing and Roads files / material 
2006 / 20  Cork Jazz Festival Marketing Association  c.1978 - 2006  12 Record boxes  Files, Correspondence, photographs, programmes 

New Accessions 2005
Accession Code  Collection  Covering Dates  Description 
2005 / 1  Cork City Library  1928 - 1975  FIles of City Library service 
2005 / 2  City Hall Architectural Drawings  c.1924 - 1932  Drawings of City Hall, Cork 
2005 / 3  Bernard Deeds  May and June 1784  2 deeds relating to Castlebernard estate, (Earl of Bandon). Part of Clowdaw/Cloughdagh, Barony of Muskerry and part of the town and lands of Ballycurreen, Barony of Barrymore, County Cork. With attached lease maps. Complements our existing holdings of Earl of Bandon Estate papers.
2005 / 4  Goolds in Ireland Family History  1299 - 1799  1 printed document (180pp). Contains a compilation of facts concerning the Gould/Goold family name in Ireland 1299-1799. Contains transcripts and extracts from original sources, such as deeds and wills. Some information relates to medieval and early modern Cork City.
2005 / 5  Electricity Supply Board Volumes  c.1910 - 1950  38 volumes of Customer & Cable Management records, Cork City, with drawings showing connections to premises. 1 series of customer correspondence. 1 volume relating to the electricity Acts. The volumes were professionally conserved and copied prior to deposit.
2005 / 6 Plan and description of property of the late Red Abbey  1780  Plan and description of the lands of the late dissolved Red Abbey, Cork, now part of the estate of the  Right Honorable Viscount De Vesci and Baron Longford, by John Connor, Architect and land surveyor. Contains plan and description of an area South of Parliament Bridge, Cork City laid out in 4 divisions, bounded by Connor’s Quay and Randal’s Quay (now George’s Quay) to the North and what is now Douglas Street to the South. With outline plan of Great South Chapel and elevation drawing of East Prospect of Church and Steeple of Red Abbey. (Scale 60ft to 1 inch)
2005 / 7 Cork Choral Festival  1960 - 82  Cork International Choral Festival Programmes, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968-79, 1981, 1982 (17 items)
2005 / 8 Cork Historical & Archaeological Society  1970's - 1980's  Files of correspondence of Cork Historical & Archaeological Society
2005 / 9  Curragh Internment Autograph Book  1923 - 1924  Photocopy of Curragh Internment camp autograph book 
2005 / 10  Con Foley Material  1900 - 1980

Some photographs of Cork Racecourse and the Marina and other local history material relating to the Douglas/Blackrock area.

2005 / 11 Cork County Development Plans 1979 1979 

Cork County Development Plan 1979, also local plans for Millstreet, Dunmanway, Kanturk, Mitchelstown, Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Bandon, Glanmire & Riverstown, Passage West, Bantry and Blarney. 

2005 / 12  Munster Dairy School  1882 - 1996  7 Items Incl. Minutes of the Munster Dairy and Agricultural School Committee 1882-1892, 1902-1996 incl. Annual Report 1902, Press Cuttings Book 1893-1899, Accounts 1902, Attendance Book 1976-1982 and Stable Managers Book 1925-1930, Subscription Book of Munster Dairy School Governors 1979-1980.
2005 / 13  Bennett & Company Ballinacurra  1900 - 1995  Further accession of Business Records from this malting company
2005 / 14 Cork County Council Cemetery Records 1896 - 2002 Burial records for Inniscarra cemetery 
2005 / 15  Cork County Council Cemetery Records  1946 - 1998  Burial records for Clonmult cemetery 
2005 / 16  Cork County Council Cemetery Records  1938 - 1988 Copy of the burial register for Aghabullogue graveyard.