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Cork Grand Jury/Agents 1765.

The Grand Jury was 23 in number and was dominated by the same Protestant families. It is sometimes forgotten that they and the Quakers and Huguenots created the modern Cork from the ruins of 1690 to the thriving port and trading centre of 1800. The entirety of the modern city centre was reclaimed much of it by these families in the 18th century with Dutch assistance.

The excerpt is from John T Collins Newspaper extracts.