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Families of County Cork, Ireland (Book of Irish Families, Great and Small Volume 4) Hardcover – March, 1999

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From the Publisher

One of the historic volumes from the 32 book set on Irish Families from the I. G. F. and the Journal of Irish Families. This is the story and history of families in Co. Cork.

Ancient Cork families are included. Rare families found in Cork are given in this historic work too, some are found only once in the Co. Cork archives here. Settler families from England, Scotland and the continent who subsequently arrive in Co. Clare are included.

When needed, sources are given for further research on your family. Family castles, dates of occupation and locations are given. Ordinary Cork people, from the 17th to the 19th century are included as well.

This book greatly expands upon the families given in the first volume to the set, The Book of Irish Families, great & small. Many more Cork families are given here, and additional information can be found on families included in the first volume to the series.

About the Author

The author is the founder and president of the Irish Genealogical Foundation, and edits the monthly Journal of Irish Families. He also has written over 30 books in the field of Irish Genealogy and Irish Culture, a feat unrivaled in the field. For more information see his website at

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 219 pages
  • Publisher: O'laughlin Pr; Original edition (March 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940134357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940134355
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,550,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The 'worlds leading expert' according to IrishCentral, Mike O'Laughlin is the most published author in his field. Since 1978 he has authored: 60 books; 40 CD's and Videos; 300 podcasts; and over 1,000 articles.
Having written books on every county in Ireland, he also publishes rare works in both Irish and English, including 'The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters'.

His 6 fields of Irish study include: Genealogy; History; Irish-America; Language (gaeilge); and Song. Vocalist with the Irish Roots Cafe house band, he performed in the first all Irish language stage show of its kind in the mid-west, and was ranked as the #1 Celtic artist in the U.S. in 2012 on Reverbnation.
His first album "Irish Song: traditional and Sean Nós" is at:

Among his historic firsts are:
1) First Irish Genealogy podcast series on the web.
2) First 34 book set, by county, on Irish Families.
3) Connellans 'Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters' (repub)
4) First book on the Irish in Missouri (author)
5) The 1st all Irish language song show in the mid-west

Mike led cottage tours to Ireland in the 1980's, and holds an Irish research library of 3,000 volumes. He also edits and publishes the work of ten authors from centuries past from his home base in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a noted speaker, singer, consultant and exhibitor for special events, see more at

Reach Mike by email here:
Snail Mail here: Box 7575, Kansas City, MO 64116
(YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Tradconnect, Fandalism, etc..) and is available on Amazon at:

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Groovy Grandma on June 25, 2012
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This book arrived in good time and was well packaged. It was quite informative but because the subject matter was so broad I didn't feel it concentrated enough on elaborating on the names listed. The writer resorted to listing the families with too brief a background. I have found a better book for me, personally, since travelling to Cork in Southern Ireland. It was far too expensive for the small amount of information the book contained.
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By Michael J Harris on March 16, 2015
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Full Of Information to research family
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18 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 1999
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This is the best single book for history of my family name. I even found out that people with my surname inhabited a castle in Ireland!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debra A. Adamkowski on August 15, 2014
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wouldn't buy another book of this type from this author, information was limited.
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