Welcome to the Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures website.
Explore the rich maritime environment that is found along the arc of Cork’s Roaring Water Bay, from Timoleague to Bantry Bay, as it is shaped by sea and land and imagined in literature and art.
Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures allows users to explore the cultural history of the coastline between 1700 and 1920 in ways that are structured by contemporary environmental priorities.
The website also features the voices and views of people who live and work on the West Cork coast, as we consider the ways in which a deeper sense of the cultural identity of the coastline might affect our understanding of current environmental challenges.
This project is funded by an Irish Research Council New Horizons Award, with additional support from University College Cork. It is led by Professor Claire Connolly (School of English) and Dr. Rob McAllen (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences).