The twelfth of May is celebrated as International Nurses Day, the date was chosen in honor of Florence Nightingale, who was born on 12th May 1820.
And to commemorate this date I have created a list of all the people, in Blarney, Ballincollig, Matehy & Magourney, that had Nurse listed as an occupation in both the 1901 and 1911 census.
It makes for some interesting reading, all are female, most are unmarried and the majority were born in Cork.
If anyone has some stories to tell about their grandmother who may be listed here I would love to hear them.