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The collections at CCCA span over 400 years of history. This page contains a selection of images of documents from our collections. Please note that none of the images on our web site may be reused, transmitted, or published without the written permission of CCCA.

Youghal Charter from 1609 (Youghal Town Records)

Youghal Charter from 1609 (Youghal Town Records)

Property Deed

Property Deed, Cork City, from 22 September 1618. Latin charter on parchment, with 5 seals, signed by: ‘Cormack M Callaghan Carthye, Charles O’Callaghan, Teige Cartie, David Tyrrye fitz. Stephen maior of the Staple, Cornelius O’Crowlly’ (U675/3)

Minute Book

Extract from a Minute Book of Cork Corporation (now Cork City Council),
from July 1722.

Return of Paupers

Return of Paupers, Cork Workhouse, week ending 20 March 1847
(BG69, Minute Book, Cork Poor Law Union)

Notice from Poor Relief Commissioners

Notice from Poor Relief Commissioners, Dublin, to Cork Poor Law Union, during the Great Famine 1845-1949, concerning the setting up of Soup Kitchens to feed the starving. (31 December 1846, Cork Poor Law Union records)

Cork County Grand Jury

Cork County Grand Jury, Schedule of Presentments Granted, Spring 1898. (In 1899, Cork County Council was established following the abolition of the Grand Juries)

Castlehyde House

Drawing of Castlehyde House near Fermoy, County Cork, (1851)

Patricks Bridge

Photograph of St. Patricks Bridge, and Lavitt’s Quay, Cork City, showing the old Opera House, also named the Athenaeum (c.1900, Wilkie Photographs)

Seal of Cork Corporation,

Sigillum Civitatis Corcagensis Comune, the ancient Seal of Cork Corporation,
(from 1913-14 Cork Corporation Yearbook)

Cork Opera House Poster

Cork Opera House Poster, 1913

Irish Volunteers Form

Irish Volunteers Membership Form, 1914. (From a set in the Liam De Roiste Papers)

Extract of poem

Extract of Poem, Eachtra Carraig Cliodhna, by Tomás MacCurtain, 1918, later Lord Mayor of Cork. (Gaelic Manuscripts Collection)

Resolution by Dail Eireann

Resolution by Cork Corporation recognising Dáil Éireann as the lawful government of Ireland, signed by Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney (30 January 1920)


Photographs of Lord Mayor of Cork, Tomás MacCurtain, and Michael Collins T.D. (c.1920) (Clonmult/ Midleton Photo. Album)

Letter from Micheal O’Donnabhain

Letter from Micheal O’Donnabhain (writer Frank O’Connor), when he was the first Cork County Librarian (1926) (Cork County Library Records)