Corkers and Corkonians


Sir, – Given that a “corker” is “an excellent or astonishing person or thing”, I heartily concur with Louis O’Byrne’s suggestion (May 9th) that people from Cork should be known as Corkers. I write as a proud son of Cork who was forced by cruel circumstances to leave my native city and move to Dublin, where I struggled to make my way in the hostile environment of the Civil Service. – Yours, etc,



Co Dublin.