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 http://irish-genealogy-news.blogspot.com/2011/11/cork-passport-passes-first-round.html.
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...! :)