West Cork History


December 1807, ‘Good Rech’, of Pool (Poole), Shipwrecked off Crookhaven, Co. Cork, with Loss of Seven Lives, En Route from Newfoundland with a Cargo of Oil and Dried Fish to Messrs Penrose, Waterford (Family who Founded Waterford Glass) Some of the Cargo Exciting The Brutal Rapacity of the Surrounding Multitude.

The Waterford Penrose family were Quakers related to the Cork Penrose/Fitzgerald family. They were active 18th century developers of Cork, Shipping Merchants whose property straddled the North Main Street area and the location of the present railway station.




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