The Little Book of Cork

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The Little Book of Cork is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Cork. Here you will find out about Cork’s agriculture and industry, its proud sporting heritage, its musical traditions, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes the reader on a journey through County Cork and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, and the secrets of this ancient country.


Kieran McCarthy is a local historian, author, and Cork City Councillor who has been promoting Cork’s heritage for the last 20 years. He has written 13 books and writes a regular column "Our City our Town" in the Cork Independent.