Cork Repositories

The Cork County Library and the Local Studies section of the Cork City Library in Co. Cork are the two main local  resources. The Cork Archives has a lot of material and the Cork Museum can also be useful in specific instances.

Cork Church Records

The Diocese of Cloyne’s computerized records (both Catholic and Church of Ireland) are at the Mallow Heritage Centre which is part of the paying  Irish Roots project and their records are online.

Cork City Catholic Church Records are being computerized by the Cork Ancestral Project but they have no online presence even though they started the digitization process over 17 years ago (as of  June 2011). Uniquely, an index to the North Parish (St. Mary’s & St. Anne’s Catholic Church) Catholic records is available in printed form in the Cork Co. Library courtesy of the Cork Ancestral Project. This is very useful and the baptisms are in family groupings where possible. Contact the Cork County Library regarding this index.

The  free website has church records for some of the Diocese of Cork and Ross including much of Cork City. Check to see what is included.

See the Cork and Ross website for details of Catholic parishes in that diocese.

Some areas of Co. Cork still have no records available online.


Church of Ireland records for parts of  Cork City and county are available from the computerized database: Cobh Genealogical Project

The Representative Church Body Library (RCBL) in Dublin holds many of the original Church of Ireland parish registers.




7 Responses to Cork Repositories

  1. declan vincent mitchell says:

    cork city 1911 cenus now on line free

  2. Ann says:

    Thank you for this posting. I will be visiting Cork in two weeks and hope to find gravesites of family. Greer, McKee, Cotterell, and Chartres.

  3. Ronald Wattam says:

    I am trying to find out if I can research or find a researcher who will look into some research for me. The area I think on information I have is Boherbue and Inchigeelagh.
    I am willing to pay subject to Euro value.
    The names are John Buckley b Feb. 1846 and his father Michael John Buckley b Jan. 1823 both Inchigeelagh and Michael’s wife was Catherine Connell b.c. 1816 Boherbue and they were married in R C Church Dromtarriff.
    I would presume that they left some time soon after Johns birth owing to the potato famine for London, England where John married 9 Dec. 1871 at All Saints, Rotherhithe Southwark London.
    I have one querie is that this information was taken from his death certificate as on his marriage records show his father to be Andrew not sure if this is an Irish name?
    I live in New Zealand and what ever the cost will be cheaper than flying over.
    Kind regards
    Ron Wattam

  4. Shirley Arabin says:

    hey Ron
    throw the cat another goldfish and get yourself over there to Cork. Auckland/Dublin fare of 2369 return is cheaper than when we went in 1985. Besides the Cork Library try the library at University College Cork.

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