Thursday 23 February 2017
Our City Our Town
Pressure at the South Infirmary
Category: Our City Our Town Posted on 09 Feb 2017 by Wendy Good
One hundred years ago, 9 February 1917, the annual meeting of the Joint Committee of Management of the South Charitable Infirmary and County Hospital was held in the boardroom of the institution. The Bishop of Cloyne Dr Browne, chairman, presided with the report being published in The Cork Examiner. The report given on the hospital was extensive and gives another insight into everyday life in Cork a century ago and on the nature of the pressures on the...read more...
The rise and fall of Passage West and Rushbrooke Docks
Category: Our City Our Town Posted on 02 Feb 2017 by Wendy Good
One hundred years ago, February 1917 coincided with a renewed focus on the value of engineering works for employment and industrial image in the region. The detail of the Ford project was progressing. In addition, in the first week of the local press, Passage West and its shipbuilding industry came under scrutiny when its docks complex was purchased by shipping magnate Messrs Furness, Withy & Co Ltd. This was an enormous global firm, which...read more...
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