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DIGdat - Digital Irish Genealogy Data


Please NOTE! Additional materials for this county will be found in the Irish Resources page, which has documents and publications covering all of Ireland.

County Cork is Ireland's largest county. The southern part was occupied, in the time of Ptolemy, by tribes variously called Uterni, Uterini, Iberni, Iberi or Juerni, and were of Spanish (Iberia) origin. This group gave its name to the whole island of Ireland, known otherwise as Ibernia or Hibernia. In later times the southern part of County Cork came to be called Corca Laoidhe, and the central part with southern Kerry was called Desmond. The Vodiae or Vodii occupied the eastern coastal areas, while the Coriondi, lived in the central and northern parts of the present county. They were said to descend from the Coritani tribe from the eastern edge of England. Most of that territory was later called Muskerry, though the northern part was designated as Fearmauigh (Fermoy). The principal clans of the area were several branches of the McCarthy's, along with O'Driscoll, O'Callaghan, O'Sullivan, and O'Keefee. Lesser clans or septs included O'Hartnell, O'Canty, O'Noonan, O'Donegan, O'Casey, O'Daly, Barry, McAuliffe, O'Dugan, Condon, Roche, Nagle, Lombard, O'Toomey, O'Flynn, O'Leary, O'Riordan, McSweeney, O'Healy, O'Herlihy, O'Begley, O'Coughlan, Coppinger, Nugent, O'Leahy, Gould, Goggin, de Courcey, O'Horgan, O'Hurly, O'Long, O'Mullane, O'Collins, O'Mahoney, O'Donovan, O'Cronin, O'Regan, O'Hea, O'Horan, O'Crowley, O'Dowling, O'Dugan, O'Flynn, O'Doheny, and O'Lehane.

25 Most Common Names in Cork: Sullivan Murphy Donovan Mahony Barry McCarthy Walsh Callaghan Leary Driscoll Connell Collins Sheehan Daly Buckley Keeffe Brien FitzGerald Crowley Cronin Connor Regan Lynch Riordan Hayes.

Cork Publications

{Some of the following publications are available on microfiche only - if you do not have a fiche reader, contact your local library, they probably have one you may use (often with print capabilities as well). Click here for further information on placing an order.}

REGIMENTAL RECORDS OF 3rd BATTALION MUNSTER FUSILLERS, Ormerod 1906, one fiche. History of the South Cork Militia, with list of commissions 1793 to 1905.

INDEXES TO IRISH WILLS (5 Volumes), Phillimore and Thrift 1909/1920
Volume II (Cork) 2 fiche.

Cork Free Member Access Pages

Cork Premium Resources

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