Cork was a different place 100 years ago.
And if you’re on the hunt for a new 2022 calendar and love looking at old pictures of the real capital, we have just the thing.
This December, Cork City Libraries launched a commemorative calendar that spotlights the ordinary lives of people in 1922-who faced some extraordinary events in the city and county.
The calendar is part of the Library’s ‘IT SEEMS HISTORY IS TO BLAME: Ireland 1913-23’ programme which was “introduced in 2013 to help the people of the city understand what happened, and why, and to learn lessons for our own time” and shows off fabulous locations around the city.
The photo collection captures some big moments too, such as the arrival of the Civic Guard by steamship and August features none other than the Big Fella himself, receiving a bouquet of flowers from a child in Cork.
You can grab a copy in any branch of the Cork City Libraries (reopening after Christmas on Thursday and Friday, December 30th and 31st, 2021 before closing for New Years from Saturday, January 1st until Monday, January 3rd, 2022) and they are available until stocks last.