City of Cork Steampacket Company Archive Descriptive List


City of Cork Steam Packet Co Ltd

Scope and Content: Returns are recorded on forms noting, at top, company name, year, and Trade [route]. Below are recorded week end dates, numbers of passengers, numbers of tonnes of goods. There are further columns for numbers of motors, horses, cattle, sheep and pigs, and others [not always completed]. Data is entered on both sides of each return. Two sets of returns for these years are present.




Jan 1962 - Jan 1964


Weekly Traffic Returns

Level: file Extent: 2 files of returns Scope and Content:

The first set of returns present is for Cork – Fishguard, Cork – Liverpool and Cork – London services. Jan – Dec 1963 (no October returns present). 48 items. The second set is for Dublin - Liverpool, Dublin – Manchester, Dublin – Preston, Drogheda – Liverpool, Dundalk Liverpool, Newry – Liverpool, Dublin – London. Jan 1963 – Jan 1964. Some letters, Nov 1963, regarding weekly returns, also occur. 53 items




3 Jan 1963 - 1 Jan 1964


Weekly Letter on Traffic and Trade

Level: file Extent: 2 sets of letters Scope and Content:

(1) Weekly Letter/Memorandum from the General Manager, B&I, Dublin, to the Managing Director, Liverpool, forwarding returns of traffic [not present] and a report of activities, under headings such as passengers, goods tonnage, livestock, and regular services. 3 Jan 1963 – 1 Jan 1964. c52 items. (2) Weekly letters from Manager, Liverpool, to Managing Director, British and Irish Steam Packet Company, Reliance House, reporting on tonnages and activities of ‘Eire Vessels’. 7 Jan – 30 Dec 1963. c52 items.




13 Jan 1921 – 16 Jan 1929 (23 Nov 1923 – 5

Feb 1925)


SS Ardmore (Lady Longford) and SS Killiney

Level: file Extent: [c500 items] Scope and Content:

File in two parts regarding the vessel Ardmore. The first consists of financial correspondence, mainly between the Company’s Cork and London offices, regarding the cost account of the steamer SS Ardmore, later known as SS Lady Longford. Most of the letters are from 1921-23, with a gap to 1929, by which time the vessel had been transferred to the British & Irish Steam Packet Co and renamed. The second part relates specifically to the transfer of the steamers SS Ardmore and SS Lady Killiney

©Cork City and County Archives 2014

Page 37 of 143

Powered by