Local author, Roger Herlihy has written a book on Victorian Cork. See The CorkNews article at: http://thecorknews.ie/articles/new-book-sheds-light-victorian-era-cork-8601
The book looks at what life was like for people living in Cork during the Victorian period. It was recently launched by Dr St Leger in the South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street, Cork.
Tales from Victorian Cork 1837-1859
is available from Waterstones, Liam Ruiseals, Easons, Porters of Wilton and Douglas Court Shopping Centre.