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Blog: Exploring histories of Cork’s LGBT communities in the Cork LGBT Archive

This post was originally published on the Europeana blog on 13 February 2020, and was authored by Orla Egan, with thanks to Dáire Rooney, Digital Repository of Ireland.

Created by Orla Egan, the Cork LGBT Archive preserves and shares the rich history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Cork, Ireland’s second city and largest county.

Community archives, like the Cork LGBT Archive, aim to preserve histories that so often are absent and invisible in traditional archives, museums, historiographies and heritage institutions. 

These previously hidden histories have recently been added to Europeana, as well as being accessible on and the Digital Repository of Ireland – an important step towards the inclusion and recognition of LGBT history as an important and valuable part of our history and heritage. 

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