- May 2019. The former landscapes of the city have now been reinterpreted. As previously, the new research is based on historical maps, archaeological records and engineering boreholes. A series of new plans are included in a new report that provides an expert opinion on river and ground water flooding in Cork. These represent a considerable enhancement of previous analysis (see ‘Cork’s Buried Landscapes’ on this website). The report is entitled, Ground and groundwater Conditions at Cork: implications for the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme. By Anthony Beese. Special Report No. 713. March 2013. Funding and support for the independent research was provided by engineers, architects and Save Cork City. Assistance with the design of the new plans included in the report was provided by Bert Dufour of Charcoal and Pearl Ltd.
- CORK and CAEN together?
- Recent research by the editor has shown that the medieval canals in the city seem to be closely allied to canals of similar date in Caen in Normandy. This equivalence between the early infrastructure of Cork and Caen also applies in terms function and design. Thus, it appears that the earliest canals in Cork may be an example of Norman influence in Ireland prior to the later Anglo-Norman occupation of the town in the thirteenth century.
- SUBSURFACE CORK. Further analysis of the subsurface geology of the City, using the evidence of archaeological excavations and historical engineering boreholes, has provided new information concerning the course of the South Channel prior to its diversion at the end of the eleventh century. Additional information concerning the development of the city’s canals in the early modern period has also come to light.