North Cork is a region with many stories to tell. There are hundreds of roads to travel down and numerous historical spaces to admire. The impressive scenery casts a hypnotic spell on the explorer. The region is defined by the meandering River Blackwater and its multiple tributaries and mountainous terrain to the north. It borders four counties: Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
Colourful villages provide different textures and cultural landscapes. Each of the villages have their own unique history, all connect and add in some way to the greatness of the region. This book examines a hudred or so postcards in North Cork, many of which were taken c. 1900-20, and some of their historical contexts. North Cork Through Time shows how the multitude of landmarks in the area have been passed from one generation to another and have evolved in response to their environments, contributing to giving the County of Cork and its citizens a sense of identity and continuity.
For over twenty years, Kieran has actively promoted Cork's heritage with its various communities and people. He has led and continues to lead successful heritage initiatives through his community talks, City and County school heritage programmes, walking tours, newspaper articles, books and his work through his heritage consultancy business. For the past 16 years, Kieran has written a local heritage column in the Cork Independent on the history, geography and its intersection of modern day life in communities in Cork City and County. He is the author of fourteen books local history books. In June 2009 and May 2014, Kieran was elected as a local government councillor (Independent) to Cork City Council. More on Kieran's work can be seen at www.corkheritage.ie and www.kieranmccarthy.ie. Daniel Breen was born and bred in a town called Ballincollig (about 6 miles outside Cork City). He received an honours degree in History and Archaeology from University College Cork in 2001 and was awarded a Masters in European Historical Archaeology from the University of Sheffield in 2002. Since then, he has worked in Cork Public Museum, rising to the position of Assistant Curator. Much of his life is given to help catalogue, research and understand Cork's varied and rich heritage while also educating the public about this often forgotten past.