This episode features an interview with Fred Rosehill, the Chairman of Trustees of Cork Hebrew Congregation, speaking about the history of the Cork Synagogue, which has been in existence since the early 1880’s, and of the Jewish community in Cork as a whole; the late 19th century settlement, in a part of the city which came to be known as Jewtown, made up of refugees fleeing pogroms in Eastern Europe; the integration of this Jewish community into the wider community of Cork city, their involvement in business, culture and politics in the city; the setting up of the Jewish cemetery and the eventual dwindling of the Cork Jewish population in the latter part of the 20th century.
Reference: Cork Hebrew Congregation website, http://www.corkhebrewcongregation.com/gpage.html
The Star of David sign is located at no. 10 South Terrace.
Contributor: Fred Rosehill, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hebrew Congregation in Cork.