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Cork City Heritage Week Events 2016

 

Saturday 20 August 2016

Cork Heritage Open Day

Organised by Cork City Council, Cork Heritage Open Day sees over 40 historic and heritage buildings in Cork open their doors to the public for free for one day only.

As part of Cork Heritage Open Day, a series of talks, exhibitions, historic walking tours and children's events will take place.

10am to 6pm, all over Cork City

Suitable for children   

Partial Wheelchair Access

Reimagine Cork Heritage Hunt for adults

Keep your eyes peeled for colourful murals that celebrate the 3 H’s of Cork- history, heroes and humor.  The hunt will primarily take place within the medieval walls of Cork. Question sheet for Heritage Hunt can be collected from St Peter’s Cork, North Main Street.

10am to 5pm, all over Cork City

Full wheelchair access

Guided Tours of Cork’s 96FM Building

Enjoy guided tours of Cork’s 96FM

10am, 12pm, 2pm at Cork’s 96FM Broadcasting House, St Patrick’s Place

Bookings: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

Suitable for children

Full wheelchair access

Booking essential

Cork in the early 20th Century

Exhibition in COFFA House, Church St. (under the shadow of Shandon)

Organised by the Shandon Area History Group see some interesting old black and white photos of Cork. Read the stories of people who made their mark and deserve to be remembered and watch some archive historical film of the period.

10am to 5pm

Full wheelchair access

Cork’s Twentieth Century Architecture

Join the Cork Decorative  and Fine Arts Society on a tour through Cork & learn about the fascinating variety of our built environment: the story of a turbulent century through bricks and glass.

10am to 11.30am, Berwick Fountain, Grand Parade

Bookings:087 274 0052/ info@corkdfas

Suitable for Children                          

Full Wheelchair Access

Booking essential

66 South Mall Tour

Guided tours of AIB 66 South Mall, Cork, now 101 years old.

10am to 1.15pm, AIB 66 South Mall

Suitable for children                           

Full Wheelchair access

Fine Art Print Workshops in the Crawford Art Gallery

The theme of the printmaking workshops will take inspiration from the current exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery – Conflicting Visions In A Turbulent Age 1900–1916.

Participants are encouraged to bring an item that they feel represents an aspect of history; it could relate to personal or family history or national heritage. Not suitable for under 6.

10am to 12pm, 12pm to 2pm, 2pm to 4pm, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Pl, Cork

Bookings: 021 4907857

Suitable for Children          

Full Wheelchair Access

Booking essential

Cork City Medieval Day

Organised by Cork City Council, fun family event to celebrate Cork City's medieval past with historical re-enactments, displays of weaponry, pottery and household items as well as medieval games. Be an archaeologist for a day too!

11am to 5pm, Elizabeth Fort, Barrack’s Street

Suitable for Children  

Partial Wheelchair Access

The Decline of Railways in Cork 1932-1976

A talk by railway historian Patrick Walsh.

11am, Firkin Crane, John Redmond Street

Bookings: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

Full wheelchair access

Booking essential

Food and Eating in Irish Prehistory

What did people eat in the Bronze and Iron Ages in Ireland? Experience how archaeologists reconstruct life in ancient Ireland from pollen and animal bone analysis to butter making.

Try your hand at identifying the bones of prehistoric animals and the remains of ancient crops in a ‘hands on’ sessions, and have a go at grinding grain on a prehistoric hand mill. There will be a butter churning demonstration and the opportunity to try the results with some prehistoric-style bread. Presented by the Heritage Council INSTAR funded project 'Seeing beyond the site - Landscape and Settlement in Later Prehistoric Ireland', in collaboration with Cork Public Museum and Cork Butter Museum.

11am to 3pm, Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park, Mardyke

Suitable for Children  

Full Wheelchair Access

Water Heritage Open Day

Lifetime Lab@ Old Cork Waterworks present a family fun day themed on the industrial heritage of Cork’s Victorian Waterworks.

11am to 4pm, Lifetime Lab @Old Cork Waterworks, Lee Road

Suitable for children 

Full wheelchair access

Tour of Cork City Hall

Discover the beauty and architecture of Cork City Hall on a guided tour by Cllr. Kieran McCarthy.

11am at the foyer of the old Cork City Hall, Anglesea Street

Bookings: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

Full wheelchair access

Booking essential

Vibes and Scribes Children’s Book Reading

A special reading for 5 to 10 year olds will take place in Vibes and Scribes.

11am, Vibes and Scribes, 21 Lavitt’s Quay

Suitable for children 

Full wheelchair access

Guided Tours of Cork City and County Archives

Guided tours of Cork City and County Archives.

11.30am to 12.10pm
12.30pm to 1.10pm
2pm to 2.40pm

Cork City and County Archives, Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool

Suitable for Children                                          

Full Wheelchair Access

Coal Quay Family Festival

This fun-filled family festival celebrates the rich, vibrant and colourful tradition and cultural heritage of Cork City and the Coal Quay. Enjoy face painting, clowns, magic shows, balloon making and much more.

12pm to 5pm, Coal Quay, Cornmarket Street

Suitable for children

Full wheelchair access

Carpenters Hall

Stonemason James Fahy will give a talk on the Secret Masons Language.

12pm, Carpenters Hall, Father Mathew Quay

Curator's Tour in the Crawford Art Gallery

Guided tour by curator Dr. Éimear O’Connor HRHA of the exhibition Conflicting Visions In A Turbulent Age 1900–1916, which examines various overarching themes that influenced the era.

12pm to 1.15pm, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Place

Full Wheelchair Access

A Tour of Cork's historic St Joseph’s Cemetery

By local historian Ronnie Herlihy.

12pm, Entrance of St Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road, Ballyphehane

Bookings: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

Booking essential

Scéalta na Sráideanna le Mícheál O’ Laoghaire

Beidh turas á thabhairt againn ar shráideanna agus cúl-shráideanna deiscaert na cathrach. Beidh rian na Naomh, na Lochlannach, na gCreachadóirí, na Drabhlásóirí agus na ngnáth-dhaoine á leanúint againn ar an dturas seo.

12pm, Doras Gael-Taca, 22 Port Uí Shuilleabháin

Bookings: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

Partial wheelchair access 

Booking essential

Drawing Tour: UCC Art Collection

The Glucksman invites you to join us for a drawing tour of the University College Cork Art Collection. Led by a practicing artist the tour will explore some of the major works within the collection.

Explore the sculptures of Michael Qaune and Janet Mullarney to the paintings of Patrick Hennessy and Hughie O’Donoghue. You can learn all about these artworks while developing your own drawing skills. The event is open to artists of all ages and abilities.

1pm to 2.30pm, Glucksman Forecourt

Bookings: 021 4901844 / info@glucksman.org

Suitable for Children

Full Wheelchair Access

Booking essential

Cork City Libraries

Lady Birds in Cork City

Gill Whyman from Cork Nature Network will give a talk on Lady Birds in Cork City.

1pm, The City Library, Grand Parade

Full Wheelchair Access

Placenames and Streets of Cork City

Cork historian Tom Spalding brings his book ‘Layers’ to life on a tour though the city centre. Tom will stroll the avenues & explore the lanes as we learn how our city’s past is reflected in placenames.

2pm to 3.30pm, Berwick Fountain, Grand Parade.

Bookings: 087 274 0052/ finchfortune@eircom.net

Suitable for Children 

Full Wheelchair Access

Booking essential

Guided Tour of the Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool

Aidan O'Shea, Owner of O'Shea's Pharmacy in Blackpool in conjunction with the Blackpool Historical Society will give a guided tour of the Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool.

2.30pm, entrance of the Church of the Annunciation, Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool

Full wheelchair access

Cork City Libraries

The Churches of Cork

Antoin O’Callaghan will give a talk on the Churches of Cork.

3pm, The City Library, Grand Parade

Full Wheelchair Access

Order, Counter-order and Disorder- Cork in Easter 1916

A talk by military historian Gerry White.

3pm, Custom House, Port of Cork

Bookings: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

Full wheelchair access

Booking essential

A Talk and Walk with local historian Liam O'hÚigín on North Main Street, one of the oldest streets in Cork

3 pm, Paradise Place, Castle Street

Bookings: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

Full wheelchair access

Booking essential

 

Sunday 21 August 2016

Kids mini-beast hunt

Join Niamh O’Flynn on a mini-beast and bug hunt. She’ll tell you what mini-beasts are; show you where they live, how to catch them & how to release them safely. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

11am to 12pm Fitzgerald Park by the Museum, Mardyke

Bookings: 089 4188213/events@corknaturenetwork.ie

Suitable for children

Partial Wheelchair Access

Booking essential

Eighteenth Century Cork, Branding a City: Making a Venice of the North

Historical walking tour with Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

7pm, meet at the City Library, Grand Parade,

Full Wheelchair Access 

Monday 22 August 2016

The history of distilling in Blackpool Cork City

Organised by the Blackpool Historical Society, this exhibition will explain Cork's prominent national position as a leading distilling area and the story of its suburb Blackpool as a focal point of that industry in the early 19th Century.

9am to 8pm, Blackpool Community Centre, 90 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool

Suitable for children

Full Wheelchair Access

The Victorian Quarter

Historical walking tour with Cllr. Kieran McCarthy of the area around St Patrick’s Hill – Wellington Road and McCurtain Street.

7pm, meet at Audley Place, top of St. Patrick’s Hill

Partial Wheelchair Access

1916 Women the World Over

The Community Foundation for Ireland presents '1916 Women the World over' featuring Fióna Bolger, Nita Mishra, Chris Murray, Rosaleen Crowley and Joanne Quirke.

Ó Bhéal begins at 9.30pm with a poetry challenge (The Five Word Challenge). After a break, the main guest performance/readings begin at 10pm. An open-mic ends the evening at midnight.

9.30pm to 11.50pm, The Hayloft upstairs in The Long Valley Bar, Winthrop Street

No wheelchair access

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Cork City Libraries

If the walls could talk

Stories from the Big Houses of Montenotte by Brendan Goggin.

11am, Mayfield Library, Old Youghal Road

Full Wheelchair Access

Cork Docklands

Historical walking tour with Cllr. Kieran McCarthy. Discover the history of the city’s docks, from quayside stories to the City Park Race Course and Albert Road.

7pm, meet at Kennedy Park, Victoria Road

Partial Wheelchair Access

Cork City Libraries

"A true tale of Mutiny and Murder on the High Seas" Lecture by Kathy Bradley (Bunney)

Kathy Bradley, co-author of the book The Ship of Seven Murders, will recount the true story of murder and madness in Cork Harbour.

7pm to 8pm, The City Library, Grand Parade

Full Wheelchair Access

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Cork City Libraries

Gaels and Generals: Irish born generals of the American Civil War

Talk by Liam McAlister

11.30am, Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas

Full Wheelchair Access

Geological Garden Tour and Buildings Stones, UCC

Organised by the Cork Geological Society, a tour of the geological rock garden, including iconic rock specimens from around the country, followed by an introduction to the interesting stonework used in the building of UCC.

6pm to 8pm, Enterprise Centre, North Mall Enterprise Centre, North Mall, Sunday's Well

Partial Wheelchair Access

Cork City Libraries

CSO 1916 epublication talk

By Helen Cahill, Statistician, CSO

Statistics from Ireland for the 1916 period, which illustrated what life, was like for people living 100 years ago.

7pm, The City Library, Grand Parade

Full Wheelchair Access

Revolutionary Cork

Organised by the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, a walking tour of sites associated with the Volunteer movement in Cork city led by Dr. John Borgonove, School of History, UCC. It will also look at some of the sites connected to the War of Independence.

7pm to 9pm, Main Gate, University College Cork

Partial Wheelchair Access

1916–2016—Cá bhfuil ár dtrial?

Diospóireacht Phainéil ar an fhís a bhí ag ceannairí an Éirí Amach agus plé ar cén fhís atá ann don Tír anois, céad bliain tar éis Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916.

7.30pm to 9pm, Gael-Taca, 22 Port Uí Shuilleabháin

Bookings: 0214310841/eolas@gael-taca.com

No wheelchair access

Booking essential

Thursday 25 August 2016

Cork City Libraries

Do you know Cork quiz

A quiz for children

2.30pm, Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road

Suitable for children

Full wheelchair access

Cork City Libraries

An overview of The Cork Spinning & Weaving Company and Sunbeam Wolsey

Local author Jennifer Moynihan will give a talk on The Cork Spinning & Weaving Company & Sunbeam Wolsey.

3pm to 4pm, Blackpool Library, Redforge Road, Blackpool

Full Wheelchair Access

The City Workhouse

Historical walking tour with Cllr. Kieran McCarthy. Learn about the workhouse created for 2,000 impoverished people in 1841 (the year 2016 marks the 175th anniversary of the site)

7pm, meet at the gates of St Finbarre’s Hospital, Douglas Road

Partial Wheelchair Access

Cork City Libraries

Cork Ireland and Cadiz: Irish Merchants living and working in the 18th Century Spanish City

Professor Emeritus Patrick O’Flanagan noted Cultural and Historical Geographer and author presents a lecture focusing on the trade links between Cork and Cadiz in the 18th Century.

This is the eight in the Vernon Mount Lecture Series held biannually in Douglas Library

7pm to 9.30pm, Douglas Library, Douglas Shopping Centre, Douglas

Full Wheelchair Access

Friday 26 August 2016

Cork City Libraries

The Songs of Luke Kelly

A Musical Event with Liam Hutchinson.

11.30am, Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road

Full Wheelchair Access

Cork City Libraries

A Sense of Place- Cork’s Great Writing Heritage

Readings and discussions with Joseph Sweeney on Frank O’Connor, Sean O Faoláin and other Cork authors

3pm, Bishopstown Library, Sarsfield Road

Full Wheelchair Access

Cork City Libraries

First Nations & Others: the impact of Europeans on North American Indians, their lives and cultures

A lecture by Jim Fitzgibbon, which explores the impact of the arrival of Europeans in the American Continent on its native people, The American Indians.

3pm to 4.30pm, Douglas Library, Douglas Shopping Centre, Douglas

Full Wheelchair Access

The Walk of the Friars

Historical walking tour with Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

Explore the local history from Red Abbey through Barrack Street to Friars Walk

7pm, meet at Red Abbey, Mary Street

Partial Wheelchair Access

Saturday 27 August 2016

Fitzgerald’s Park

Historical walking tour with Cllr. Kieran McCarthy.

Learn about the story of the Mardyke to the great early twentieth century Cork International Exhibition.

2pm, meet at Bandstand at Fitzgerald’s Park

Partial Wheelchair Access

Tour of Dundanion Court

The Tour of Dundanion Court aims to give people an insight into the heritage of this modernist housing estate.

2pm to 4pm, 36 Dundanion Court, Dundanion Court, Ballintemple

Suitable for Children  

Partial Wheelchair Access

Cork City Libraries

A talk on the Vernacular buildings of Cork by Archaeologist Ciara O’Flynn

3pm, The City Library, Grand Parade

Full wheelchair access

Urban Otter Walk by Cork Nature Network

Find out all about Cork City's otters, how they live, what they eat and how we can help to protect them. This walk will also show you how to look for signs of otters. Led by Dr. Paddy Sleeman.

This walk is not suitable for small children and requires a good level of fitness. Bring your wellies!

6pm to 6.40pm, Blackpool Shopping Center Car Park

Bookings: 089 4188213/events@corknaturenetwork.ie

No wheelchair access

Booking essential

Sunday 28 August 2016

A walking tour in the Churchfield Allotments

There will be a walking tour of the allotments, meeting with allotments holders, the giving away of plants, seeds and more...

11am to 1pm, Churchfield Allotments Cork, Knockfree Avenue

Suitable for Children  

Full Wheelchair Access

Beaumont Quarry Summer Picnic

Join Cork Nature Network for an all-day picnic in the beautiful nature oasis, Beaumont Quarry. There will also be butterfly/bug hunts, a foraging walk and live music. A great family day out!

11am to 4pm, Beaumont Quarry, Beaumont Drive, Ballintemple, Cork

Suitable for Children  

No Wheelchair Access

 

Events taking place more than once during Cork Heritage Week

Award Winning Photographic Exhibition of the Coal Quay

Middle Parish, Coal Quay Historical Society award winning photographic exhibition.

20 August to 25 August, 10am to 5pm

St Peter’s Cork, North Main Street

Suitable for children  

Full wheelchair access

Traveller Heritage Exhibition 

Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park

Cork Traveller Women's Network and the Traveller Visibility Group will be displaying a miniature buccaneer caravan as part of the permanent Traveller Culture Exhibit at Cork Public Museum. The addition of a miniature caravan will complement the exhibit's full size traditional camp tent and barreltop wagon, telling the ongoing story of Traveller accommodation over the years.

Caravans largely replaced the wooden barreltop wagons in the 1970's and with motorised vehicles allowed the community to become more nomadic. Caravans continue to be very significant for the Traveller community both as a symbol of nomadism and as a home. The distinctive buccaneer, with its chrome finish was locally built by Traveller man John Berry. 

The Miniature Buccaneer Caravan will be on display at Traveller Culture Exhibit at Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park

20 August              11am to 1pm, 2.15pm to 4pm

21 August              3pm-5pm

22 August              11am-1pm, 2.15pm-5pm

23 August              11am-1pm, 2.15pm-5pm

24 August              11am-1pm, 2.15pm-5pm

25 August              11am-1pm, 2.15pm-5pm

26 August              11am-1pm, 2.15pm-5pm

27 August              11am-1pm, 2.15pm-4pm

28 August              3pm-5pm

Suitable for Children Full Wheelchair Access

Famous West Cork Gardens and Landscapes Art Exhibition

This is an exhibition of paintings of West Cork Landscapes and features the work of Valérie Catoire and Pat O’Dwyer.

20 August 10am to 5.30pm                             

22to 27August 10am to 5.30pm

Bishopstown Library, Sarsfield Road

Full Wheelchair Access

For the Record - Cork and the Easter Rising 1916

For the Record - Cork and the Easter Rising 1916. An exhibition of unique documents and photos from the Cork City and County Archives collections, relating to the Easter Rising period in Cork.

20 August 11am to 4pm    

22 August to 26August 9am to 5.30pm

Cork City and County Archives, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool

Full Wheelchair Access

Open House Triskel Christchurch

Call in to view Triskel Christchurch. The site dates back to the Viking era. Check out the Crypt, Modest Man and other historical treasures.

26 August 11am to 4pm

27 August 11am to 4pm

28 August 11am to 4pm

Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street

Suitable for Children  

Full Wheelchair Access

Queer Republic of Cork: The Cork LGBT Archive Exhibition

The Cork LGBT Archive aims to preserve and share information about the history and development of Cork's LGBT Community. Come on a visual journey through this rich, but previously hidden, history.

26 August 12pm to 6pm
27 August 12pm to 6pm

Camden Palace Hotel, 9 John Redmond Street, Shandon

Suitable for children                           

Full Wheelchair access

 

 

Cork City Heritage Week Brochure 2016(4,978KB)

Cork Heritage Open Day Brochure 2016(2,055KB)