Are you researching your local area or doing your family tree, or would you like to learn more about the history of your locality?
Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service, Local Studies Library, has launched its remodeled website www.corklocalstudies.ie.
Following a major overhaul of the existing website, the new www.corklocalstudies.ie provides enhanced access to a wide range of resources, including recently digitised material such as the Irish Tourist Association files and Standish Barry Estate maps.
Welcoming the new Local Studies Website, the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan highlighted how, “I am so pleased to see the new Cork Local Studies website go live. With a raft of extra features, such as a dedicated schools page with information for students, history podcasts, extensive information relating to family history research and detailed descriptions of books that are available for research from Cork County Council’s Library Service Rare Books Room and the Cork and Irish Collections, I know that there is a wealth of exploration and discovery awaiting its visitors.”
The Local Studies Library is also open to the public from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.