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  • Title
    Cork Preservation Society
  • Reference
    IE CCCA/U683
  • Date
    1962-91
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Campaign to preserve Skiddy's Alms House, national monument status, purchase of the building on behalf of CPS, renovation and eventual resale, are well documented in the collection. An exhibition highlighting the importance of Skiddy’s, and of the Tailor’s Hall building in Dublin, was organised and held in Dublin and London in 1969, and is also recorded here. The photographic records present relate to this event. Limited company called Robert Jones (Cork) Ltd was created to manage the Skiddy’s property on behalf of CPS, and its directors and members included many prominent CPS figures. Annual reports, audited accounts, and other records of this company are present in the collection. The CPS was also active in efforts to preserve other prominent Cork buildings, including Vernon Mount House and the Alms House in Youghal, as well as the Shandon Area Project, in conjunction with Bord Failte, the Irish tourist board. Records of these campaigns, other projects, and some minutes of CPS meetings and general correspondence are also present. In addition, the collection contains some records of heritage events and issues relating to Cork. The collection also includes research papers completed by CPS to strengthen the case for preserving Skiddy's Alms House. These papers include research on other historical charitable bodies and schools, such as the Green Coat School.
  • Extent
    1 box; 1 OS box
  • Level of description
    fonds