Cork Genealogy Tours

Cork

The beautiful Coastline off West Cork

Cork meaning marsh is located in the South-West Region, in the province of Munster. It has a population of 125,622 and it is the largest County in Ireland with the second largest city in the state and the third most populous on the island of Ireland.

West Cork was one of the most devastated counties in Ireland at the time of the Great Famine such place as Skibbereen , Clonakility (Home of Michael Collins) and Rosscarbey which had endured an enormous fluctuation , and emigration in the population at that time 1845-50. (see About Emmigration and the Famine)

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – O’Leary,McCarthy, O’Driscoll,O’Mahoney,O’Sullivan,O’Donovan
•          Norman- De Courcey, Barry, Coppinger, Fitzgerald,Long
•          Scottish -McSweeney
•          Viking – Coppinger ,Cotter

County Cork – Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour

·      Wild Atlantic way
·      Fota Wild Park
·      Blarney Castle & Gardens
·      Cork City Gaol
·      Mizen Head Penninsula and Visitor’s Center
·      Cobh Heritage Center ( Last stop of the Titanic)
·      Skibbereen Famine Heritage Center
·      Kinsale and Charles Fort
·      Beal Na Bláth assassination point of Michael Collins
·      Choctaw Native American Monument (The Choctaw presented Ireland with Famine relief at the height of the great Famine 1847)