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A Guide to Cork City's Historic Plaques and Signs

Plaques

Historic Plaques are to be found throughout Cork City, on street corners, bridges, above shop fronts and houses and in gardens and parks. Some commemorate achievements by outstanding individuals; others highlight special or sacred places and structures, while more again mark street names and laneways. Collectively, plaques in Cork emphasise the enormous diversity of Cork’s Heritage - from ballerinas to breweries.

A Guide to Cork City’s Historic Plaques and Signs was officially launched by the Lord Mayor Councillor Deirdre Clune on Wednesday 14th June 2006 in the Cork Vision Centre, North Main Street, Cork.

Historic Plaques and Signs

 

 

Gina Johnson(Researcher), Niamh Twomey (Heritage Officer), Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Clune, Ciara Brett (Executive Archaeologist)

Gina Johnson (Researcher), Niamh Twomey (Heritage Officer), Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Clune, Ciara Brett (Executive Archaeologist)

This publication was produced following on from a study undertaken by the Cork City Council with the support of the Heritage Council. It highlights a selection of the plaques that were recorded during this study. A full record of known plaques are listed to the back of the publication.

Ms. Petra Coffey, Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Clune, Cllr. Jim Corr

Ms. Petra Coffey, Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Clune, Cllr. Jim Corr

Plaque on Cockpit Lane, north main street

This publication seeks to encourage both the citizens of Cork and its many visitors to stop and observe the craftsmanship of these plaques and the story that they tell. Copies are available from the Planning and Development Directorate, City Hall, Cork City. Tel: 021 4924757, Fax: 021 4924712.
Email: heritage@corkcity.ie.