Our photo archive contains around 6000 images, exploring the breadth of life in an ever changing Cork.
Our earliest images, dating from 1996, focus on the Northside of Cork City and Blackpool in particular, reflecting our original areas of interest.
Over time we have expanded our perspective to include the wider Cork community.
Click on the + signs below to open galleries of samples of photographs from our collections.
This is a selection of photographs taken by Gráinne Mcgee, which feature in our Cork Memory Map project.
Our European Capital of Culture Cork 2005 project features the stunning images of staff photographer Fawn Allen, encompassing both the physical environment of the city and the faces of Cork's latest citizens.
Here are a selection of photographs taken by staff of the Folklore Project between 1996 and 1998, including one of staff members holding the Heritage Council Award 1998.
We have also been fortunate to have had a significant collection of photos from the late Roy Hammond deposited in our permanent collection.
The Hunter/Hudson collection centers on built heritage and the physical evolution of Cork between 1996 and 2005. Stephen Hunter, a former Project Researcher, edited our book Life Journeys book and many issues of The Archive Journal.