Today, I read an article in the Irish Examiner supplement (written by Ailin Quinlan) which states that the “West Cork Heritage Centre which holds over 360,000 files on the region’s families and receives queries from all over the world – but can only give a limited service because it is not computerized”. The Bandon-based heritage centre is seeking funding to help computerize the “Mountain of information, files and index cards” held there.
Diarmuid Begley, Chairman of the West Cork Heritage Centre said that the centre holds the records of parishes throughout West Cork. A local woman, Catherine FitzMaurice recently set up a genealogy website: Bandon Genealogy to help people seeking their West Cork roots. The Bandon Historical Journals are being indexed too.