- Was originally founded in the sixth century as a monistic settlement by St. Finbar.
- 1491: Nicknamed “rebel city” for its backing of Perkin Warbeck in the War of the Roses who tried to usurp the English throne from Henry VII but failed in the rebellion
- 18th Century:Much of the medieval architecture in Cork was replaced with Georgian buildings
- Christ Church built in 1726
- St. Anne’s Shandon built in 1726
- Customs House built in 1724
- 19th Century: Population of Cork declined due to emigration to Britain or North
- 1825: over 1,800 Irish residents departed from Cork to emigrate to Peterborough.
- Resulted in the “Scott’s Plains” being renamed “Peterborough” as a tribute.
- Many 19th century architecture can still be seen in areas around the city such as the Georgian and Victorian buildings that now house banks and department stores