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  •  County Cork, Ireland
    Blarney Castle
  • In 1603, the citizens of Cork along with Waterford and Limerick rebelled, expelling Protestant ministers, imprisoning English officials, seizing the municipal arsenals and demanding freedom of worship for Catholics.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1641, Ireland was convulsed by the Irish Rebellion of 1641. Cork became a stronghold for the English Protestants,
    who sought refuge there after the outbreak of the rebellion and remained in Protestant hands throughout the ensuing Irish Confederate Wars. An...Read MORE...


  • In 1649–53, Ireland was re-conquered by an English Parliamentarian army under Oliver Cromwell. Inchiquin had briefly led Cork into an alliance with the Confederates,
    in 1648, but the garrison changed sides again in 1650, going over to English Parliamentarian side under the influence of Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of...Read MORE...


  • In 1690 during the Williamite war in Ireland, Cork was besieged and taken for the Williamites by an English army under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In the late 17th and early 18th centuries French Protestants (Huguenots) arrived in Cork fleeing from religious persecution at the hands of Louis XIV of France.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1726 - Christ Church is built in Cork


  • News 1750 - The Buttermarket is built in Cork


  •  County Cork, Ireland
    Youghal Harbour
  • News 1806 - Parliament Bridge is built in Cork


  • News 1825 - Cork gains gas light


  • In 1825, over 1,800 Irish residents departed from Cork to emigrate to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada assisted by Peter Robinson (who organised the scheme on behalf of the British Government).
    This resulted in the area known as "Scott's Plains" being renamed "Peterborough" as a tribute.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1835 - The Court house is built in Cork


  • 1837 - County Cork
    CORK (County of), a maritime county of the province of MUNSTER, and the largest in Ireland, bounded on the east by the counties of Tipperary and...Read MORE...


  • Cork and also nearby Cobh became major points of departure for Irish emigrants, who left the country in great numbers after the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1849 - The railway reaches Cork. University College opens.


  •  County Cork, Ireland
    St Patrick's Bridge, Cork
  • News 1877 - The first fire brigade in Cork is formed.


  • 1895 - County Cork
    Cork, the most southerly and largest county of Ireland, in Munster, bounded on the N. by Limerick, N.E. by Tipperary, E. by Waterford, and on the...Read MORE...


  • Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914 many of Cork's National Volunteers enlisted to served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers, suffering heavy casualties both in Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1916, during the Easter Rising as many as 1000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in Cork for an armed rebellion against British rule but they dispersed without fighting.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1917 - Henry Ford opens a car factory in Cork


  • News 1920 - The Black and Tans burn part of the city centre


  • News 1924 - The Buttermarket closes in Cork




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  • In 1603, the citizens of Cork along with Waterford and Limerick rebelled, expelling Protestant ministers, imprisoning English officials, seizing the municipal arsenals and demanding freedom of worship for Catholics.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1641, Ireland was convulsed by the Irish Rebellion of 1641. Cork became a stronghold for the English Protestants,
    who sought refuge there after the outbreak of the rebellion and remained in Protestant hands throughout the ensuing Irish Confederate Wars. An... Read MORE...

  • In 1649–53, Ireland was re-conquered by an English Parliamentarian army under Oliver Cromwell. Inchiquin had briefly led Cork into an alliance with the Confederates,
    in 1648, but the garrison changed sides again in 1650, going over to English Parliamentarian side under the influence of Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of... Read MORE...

  • In 1690 during the Williamite war in Ireland, Cork was besieged and taken for the Williamites by an English army under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In the late 17th and early 18th centuries French Protestants (Huguenots) arrived in Cork fleeing from religious persecution at the hands of Louis XIV of France.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1726 - Christ Church is built in Cork
  • News  1750 - The Buttermarket is built in Cork
  • News  1806 - Parliament Bridge is built in Cork
  • In 1825, over 1,800 Irish residents departed from Cork to emigrate to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada assisted by Peter Robinson (who organised the scheme on behalf of the British Government).
    This resulted in the area known as "Scott's Plains" being renamed "Peterborough" as a tribute.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1825 - Cork gains gas light
  • News  1835 - The Court house is built in Cork
  • 1837 - County Cork
    CORK (County of), a maritime county of the province of MUNSTER, and the largest in Ireland, bounded on the east by the counties of Tipperary and... Read MORE...

  • Cork and also nearby Cobh became major points of departure for Irish emigrants, who left the country in great numbers after the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1849 - The railway reaches Cork. University College opens.
  • News  1877 - The first fire brigade in Cork is formed.
  • 1895 - County Cork
    Cork, the most southerly and largest county of Ireland, in Munster, bounded on the N. by Limerick, N.E. by Tipperary, E. by Waterford, and on the... Read MORE...

  • Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914 many of Cork's National Volunteers enlisted to served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers, suffering heavy casualties both in Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1916, during the Easter Rising as many as 1000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in Cork for an armed rebellion against British rule but they dispersed without fighting.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1917 - Henry Ford opens a car factory in Cork
  • News  1920 - The Black and Tans burn part of the city centre
  • News  1924 - The Buttermarket closes in Cork

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