Wednesday, 16 November 2011

More Irish certificate madness

Claire Santry has posted news that Cork is looking at adopting a Certificate of Cork Heritage or a Cork Passport. On a more useful development for family historians, there is apparently to be a new genealogy centre constructed at Shandon.

Claire's full post on the subject - with an assessment of the public reaction to the passport idea - is at

I'm tempted to suggest the idea of an 'Irish passport' - where Irish people can have a document that allows them to enter and leave the country as citizens of the state and entitle them to discounts to all sorts of state run heritage attractions - but I suspect it may prove to be too controversial...! :)


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