Heritage Council


Wildflowers of Cork City and County (2009)

A new and exciting book on the wildflowers of Cork city and county by Tony O’Mahony, has been recently published by The Collins Press. This book is a stimulating and contemporary account of the flora and habitats of Ireland’s largest county. A handsome mix of spectacular photography and fascinating facts, Wildflowers of Cork City and County provides a wealth of botanical data for both the professional botanist and enthusiastic amateur alike.

The book is largely based on botanical records collected by self-taught botanist, Tony O’Mahony, in his forty years exploring the highways and byways of the County. Tony was awarded an Honorary Master of Science degree by UCC in 2006, in recognition of his contribution of Irish botanical studies. This work is comprehensive and is an enduring contribution to the understanding of Cork’s plants and wildflowers. No one with an interest in flora should be without this book.

Funded by Cork City Council, Cork County Council and the Heritage Council, the development of this book is an action of the Cork City and Cork County Heritage Plans.

Wildflowers of Cork City and County can be purchased online through The Collins Press by clicking here or at any good book bookstore.

For further information, photographs, images or interviews with the author please contact:
Gillian Hennessy: Tel: 021-4347717 / e-mail: gillian@collinspress.ie
Con Collins: Mob: 087-2513922 / e-mail: con.collins@collinspress.ie
Niamh Twomey, Cork City Heritage Officer: Tel: 021-4924018
Sharon Casey, Cork County Heritage Officer: Tel: 021-4818000