In recognition of 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage and in continuation of the Heritage of County Cork Publication Series, Cork County Council, with the support of the Heritage Council, has just published ‘Europe and the County of Cork: A Heritage Perspective’.
The book, which is over 200 pages in length, takes stock of Cork’s special place in Europe by looking at a range of fascinating heritage connections and shared characteristics. Drawing on the expertise of a range of different authors - Elena Turk, Connie Kelleher, Denis Power, Cal McCarthy, Tomás MacConmara, John Hegarty and Clare Heardman, who each provided a chapter and a selection of sites for the publication, the scope of the book is a wide one, covering archaeology, ecclesiastical heritage, maritime heritage, Revolution, Culture, Architecture and Natural Heritage. Community groups from around the county also submitted some wonderful examples of local connections with Europe, both through people and place, and one can easily glean from the pages how much of an influence Europe has had on Cork, but too, how Cork has had its influence on Europe over the many years.
The population of Europe presently stands at over 700 million people, 500 million of which are resident within the European’s 28 Member States. With the population of Ireland being close to 5 million and the County of Cork therefore constituting only .1 of 1% of the EU population, the extent of connectivity between County Cork and Europe can only be marvelled at. ‘Europe and the County of Cork: A Heritage Perspective’ will be hitting the bookshops in the coming days and are also available to purchase for €10 at on Floor 3 of the County Hall.
The book is being launched by the Mayor of the County of Cork on Monday 10th December at 09:15 in the presence of Chief Executive Tim Lucey and Director of Planning Michael Lynch. All welcome to come along on the morning. Copies of the book will be on sale, including the hard back version.
Location: Library Exhibition Room, County Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork Monday 10th December 2018 at 09:15