Councillor Marcia D’Alton (IND) wants military fortification sites such as Fort Carlisle/Davis; Ringaskiddy Martello Tower; Haulbowline Island Martello Tower and naval buildings; the Belvelly, Rossleague and Monning Martello Towers; Collins Barracks and Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills to be put forward for the list which recognises landmarks or areas which have cultural, historical or scientific significance.
Gillian Coughlan (FF) has also put forward Fastnet Rock as a potential site which could make the list.
Following public consultation, assessment of proposals and consideration of submissions, the new tentative list was approved by the minister and submitted to UNESCO in March 2010. It replaced the previous list that was drawn up in 1992.
No Cork sites were considered but several sites around the county would have strong cases with Collins Barracks dating back to 1801 and playing a part in several wars as a staging post for soldiers during the Crimean War, Zulu War, Boer War, and World War I.