The History Corner

History of the West Cork Rally

Billy Coleman in the first West Cork Rally in 1977

Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in The History Corner

The Cork Motor Club was formed in 1976 to promote motorsport in the Cork area. Luckily at the same time, people in Clonakilty were looking for a new event to expand the tourist season in the town. The idea of...

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History of General Elections in West Cork

Posted on: 5th February, 2014 in The History Corner

General elections give a fascinating insight into local history. From the political persuasion of those elected, we can gather an understanding of the public mood. For many years County Cork was a single constituency, but in 1885, Cork was divided...

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History of General Elections in West Cork

Posted on: 15th January, 2014 in The History Corner

General elections give a fascinating insight into local history. From the political persuasion of those elected, we can gather an understanding of the public mood. For many years County Cork was a single constituency, but in 1885, Cork was divided...

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Life in London for Collins

Kensington High Street 1910. This scene would have been familiar to Michael Collins

Posted on: 31st December, 2013 in The History Corner

Most of us are aware of the role Michael Collins played in the War of Independence and his subsequent death during the civil war. Many are aware of his early years in West Cork and the famous dying words of...

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