City of Cork Steampacket Company Archive Descriptive List


City of Cork Steam Packet Co Ltd

U370/D/001 is a small file on advertising of the New Milford route, 1906, in the face the opening of a new port at Fishguard.

U370/D/002 is an extensive file on special cruises, many referred to as 'Daylight' cruises, to scenic places, such as Glengarriff and Parknasilla. Sailings to the Channel Islands and specially- commissioned company cruises and Whitsunday weekend sailings are also documented. 1932-38.

U370/D/003-012 are mainly albums of promotional material, much of it from the 1930s, together with related files on promotions. 1913-66.

U370/D/013-020 are files on Company history. These includes files on efforts to write the Company's history, related cuttings, a file on a model of the Sirius, a file on the final sailing of the Glengarriff (Cork-Liverpool Service), and the receipts from 1859-69. 1859-69, 1900-63.





May – Jul 1906 (1875 – 1879)


Advertising: Cork and New Milford Route

Level: item Extent: 1 small file Scope and Content:

The file mainly consists of correspondence regarding the Cork-Milford route and whether to continue advertising or operating it, in the context of new services to Fishguard, especially from Rosslare. Also present are a few items from the period 1875-79 regarding advertising of the New Milford route [see also U370/E/013].




1930 - 1938


MV Innisfallen, Special Cruises

Level: file Extent: 7 sub-files Scope and Content:

MV Innisfallen commencement cruise, 1930, and 'Daylight Cruises', 1932 – 1938. The file contains a large sub-file on the commencement voyage, and groupings of documents (letters, supplies and accounts, advertisements) relating to special cruises of the vessel Innisfallen: 1930: Arrangements for Cruise of SS Innisfallen, Belfast to Cork, 1930. This was a specially organised ceremonial cruise, which included a press reception at Fishguard, for Innisfallen’s commencement in service. The file contains an account of supplies and expenses incurred, including fine wines, meals, motor hire, and other hospitality. Also present is correspondence regarding all aspects of the event, much of it involving RW Sinnott, general manager of the Company.

1932: Eucharistic Congress Cruise 25/26 June 1932

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