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Cork City Heritage Week 2015

Cork Heritage Open Day is organised by Cork City Council as part of Heritage Week in partnership with the Heritage Council.

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Saturday 22 August 2015 (Cork Heritage Open Day)

Medieval Family Fun Day at Elizabeth Fort- Fun family event to celebrate Cork City’s Medieval past (as part of Irish Walled Towns Day) with historical re-enactments and displays of weaponry, pottery and household item as well as medieval games by Claíomh and Bran Dubh. Be an archaeologist for a day and visit the archaeology roadshow which includes a dig-in-a-box and a dig-a-viking-warrior!! Guided tours of Elizabeth Fort available every hour for the day (commencing 10.30am)

10am to 5pm at Elizabeth Fort, Barrack Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

Children's Open Day Treasure Hunt- A fun filled adventure exploring four heritage buildings of Cork in a special historic treasure hunt for kids of all ages

10 am to 5pm at Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Triskel Christchurch, Crawford Art Gallery and Cork Vision Centre

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

Printmaking Workshops- Set aside preconceptions, look at the world with the

Meta-Perceptual Helmets by artist duo Cleary and Connolly, then create your own print

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

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

Booking essential: 021 4907857  

 

Historical Tours of Blackrock Castle- take a journey back in time to learn about the colourful history of the inner harbour fort & the later expansions that created Blackrock Castle of today

10am to 12pm at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Castle Road, Blackrock, Co. Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Partial

Booking essential: 021 4326120

 

Traveller Visibility Building- The Traveller Visibility Building will give the public an insight into the work with Travellers locally

There will be viewings of the TVG 21 Years Anniversary Documentary made by Framework Films, which gives an historical overview of the development of the project

10am to 1pm at 25 Lower John Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

AIB 66 South Mall- Guided Tours of the AIB Bank including the Old Boardroom that was used for Munster and Leinster Directors Meetings from 1915 until the 1960’s

10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15am

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Tom Spalding Tours- Join Design Historian Tom Spalding in an exploration through the city of Cork on its signs, lettering, place-names and street furniture

10.30am at Cork Vision Centre, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: 021 4279925


 

Vibes and Scribes Children’s Book Reading

A special children’s book reading for 5-10 year olds will take place in Vibes and Scribes from 11am onwards. The reading will focus on Irish legends especially those written by Eddie Lenihan about Fionn MacCumhaill. There will also be a reading of Eithne Massey’s version of The Children of Lir

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

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

Reclaiming the Easter Marsh- Local historian Pat Kelly will give a walking tour on reclaiming the Easter Marsh. The tour will go from Parnell Place to Anglesea Street and will include a brief history of the Model School on Anglesea Street.

11am at Parnell Place, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact the Everyman 021 450163

 

Historical Exhibition- This exhibition of old photographs and story boards gives an interesting insight into the lives of Cork people over the centuries

11am to 5pm at COFFA House, Church St., off Shandon Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Partial

 

Tour of the Cork Savings Bank- Gareth O'Callaghan,  JCA Architect will give a walking tour of the Cork Savings Bank

11am at Cork Savings Bank, Lapps Quay, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Partial

Booking essential: Contact the Everyman 021 450163

 

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 at Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks, Lee Road, Co. Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Tour of 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

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 450163

 

Cork's Industrial Heritage, c. 1730-1930- Dr Colin Rynne, Department of Archaeology, University College Cork will give a talk on Cork's Industrial Heritage

11am at Firkin Crane, John Redmond Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 450163

 

Children's Arts and Nature Workshop- Crafty Ol Bats will give an Art & Nature workshop in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park for children from 6 –10 years old.

11am to 12pm at Fitzgerald Park Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 450163

 

Crime and Punishment in Victorian Cork- Local Historian Ronnie O'Herlihy will give a talk on Crime and Punishment in Victorian Cork

12pm at Triskel, Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 450163

 

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. For the children there will be face painting, clowns, magic shows, balloon making and much more

12am to 5pm at Coal Quay, Cornmarket Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

A Guided Tour of the New Civic Offices- A Modern Extension to City Hall- Neil Purkiss, City Architects Department will give a guided tour of the new Civic Offices in Cork City Council

1pm at the Atrium of the new Cork City Council, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 450163

 

Numbers in Architecture- Drawing Tour of UCC- How do numbers shape buildings? In conjunction with the exhibition, Boolean Expressions, tour the UCC campus, drawing the inspiring architecture from across the ages

1pm to 2:30pm at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Children’s Bug and Ladybird Walk- Come along to Fitzgerald Park and learn about the wonderful macro world of insects, learn all about the colourful ladybird and find out more about the 18 species we have in Ireland

2pm to 3pm at Fitzgerald Park, Cork in front of coffee shop, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Partial

Booking essential: 087 2282040

 

Cork City Library Event- Talk on Sir Henry’s and the Cork music scene

2pm at City Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

Curach agus Kayak- Tráthnóna i gceardlann curach. Léargas á fháil ar oidhreacht agus traidisiún na mbád dúchasacha in Éirinn. An afternoon in a curach workshop gaining insight to Irelands' native boat tradition

2pm to 4pm at Meitheal Mara, Crosse's Green, Cork  

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: None

Booking essential: Contact Gael-Taca 021 4310841

 

Cork's Shortest Walking Tour- Join Design Historian Tom Spalding for a tour that will pack 250 years of Cork's history into 900 Yards in the vicinity of the Grand Parade making it the shortest most cram packed walking tour of Cork. The tour is run in conjunction with the Cork Decorative and Fine Arts Society and it will explain the design, manufacture and history of Cork's Street Furniture.

2.30pm at Cork Vision Centre, Cork  

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: 021 4279925

 


The Origin of the Quakers and their Arrival in Cork- Denise Gabuzda will give a talk on the arrival of the Quakers in Cork

2:30pm at Quaker Meeting House, Summerhill South, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes



Learn the history of North Main Street where Cork hero Terence MacSwiney first saw the light of day- Local Historian Liam O'hÚigín will give a guided walking tour on the history of North Main Street

3pm at Paradise Place, Castle Street, Cork  

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

 

Bring Your Grandparents on a historic tour of Fitzgerald Park

Tim McCoy will give an unique historic tour of Fitzgerald Park which is suitable for grandparents and their grandchildren

3.30pm Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673




Rory Gallagher’s Cork Walking Tour- Marcus Connaughton - writer and broadcaster and author of "Rory Gallagher- His Life and Times” will give a walking tour on the life of Rory Gallagher in Cork

3.30pm at Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork  

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Booking essential: Contact The Everyman 021 4501673

 

Civic Trust House Guided Tour- Discover the history and the beauty of Civic Trust House with a guided tour around the building by Alan Macilwraith, Architect

4pm at Civic Trust House, Popes Quay, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full



 

Sunday 23 August 2015

Picnic Nature Day A fun all day picnic event in the little oasis of nature which is Beaumont Quarry, lots happening including face painting, musicians, nature talks & walks

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

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: None

 

Annual Famine Commemoration - Cork City and County Famine Group’ will hold their annual Famine Commemoration with the Lord Mayor, the with Very Rev. Mons Kerry Murphy PP, the Friendship Singers and City and County dignitaries in attendance

3pm at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes




Monday 24 August 2015

Tales of the City’s Workhouse- historical walking tour with Cllr Kieran McCarthy

7pm to 9pm at entrance to St Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full



Tuesday 25 August 2015

Pollen, Peas and Pigs – How Palaeo Scientists and Archaeologists Reconstruct the Landscapes and Lives of the Prehistoric Past - Find out in this 'hands-on’ event how microscopic remains help us understand the past

10am to 10.55am, 11am to 11.55am, 12pm to 12.55pm at Department of Archaeology, Connolly Building, Dyke Parade, University College Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: None

Cork City Libraries - Brendan Goggin presents from big houses to modern suburb- how Cork’s North- Eastern suburbs St. Luke’s, Montenotte & Dillon’s Cross developed over the past 200 years. 

11am at Frank O’Connor Library, Old Youghal Road, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

Cork City Libraries - Songs with Jimmy Crowley

11am at Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

Memorials And Stained Glass Tour- The Heritage Curator will discuss some of the notable individuals commemorated on the memorials and stained glass windows in Christchurch

11:30am to 12:30pm at Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

Booking essential: 021 4272022

 

Cork City Libraries -To The Arctic Circle and Beyond- Alaska and the Arctic a fascinating personal view by Jim Fitzgibbon

3:30pm to 5pm at Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full



Forest Forage Walk- Identify and gather wild plants in an urban woodland

6.30pm to 8pm at Ballybrack Woods, Church Street, Douglas Community Park, Douglas, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Partial

 

Cork City Libraries - Launch and first talk on archaeology series. Fortifications of Cork City and County. Bronze Age Hill Forts -James O’ Driscoll (UCC) & Promontory Forts- Muireann Ni Cheallachain (UCC)

7pm at City Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 


Wednesday 26 August 2015

Cork City Libraries – A talk by Gillian Forde on Elizabeth Fort

11.30am at Bishopstown Library, Sarsfield Road, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Cork City Libraries – Wrapped in Cloth - a DVD presentation by the Douglas Writers and History Group

11.30am and 2.30pm at Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

A History of Brewing & Distilling in Cork– Caen Harris and Barry Crockett of UCC will talk about the history of brewing in Cork and the Midleton Distiller

1pm to 2pm at Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork  Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Cork City Libraries – What to do with historic buildings?-  a public debate

7pm at City Library, Grand Parade,  Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full



Walking Tour of the Marina- A walking tour of Monahan Road and Centre Park Road looking at the industrial, sporting and historical story of one of Cork's major centres of manufacture and social life

7pm to 9pm at junction of Albert Quay / Victoria Road opposite The Idle Hour pub

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

From Market Gardens to Architectural Eminence- historical walking tour of Turners Cross and Ballyphehane with Cllr Kieran McCarthy

7pm to 9pm at entrance to Christ the King Church, Turners Cross, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

Thursday 27 August 2015

 

The Grand Tour: Christchurch and South Mall- This special walking tour will explore the links between Christchurch, once the main parish church of Cork, and South Mall, one of Cork's most important streets

3:10pm to 4pm at Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

Booking essential: 021 4272022

 

Cork City Libraries –Cork's Gardens of Eden   The sixth in the  popular Vernon Mount Lecture Series by Louise Harrington.

7pm at Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Cork City Libraries- Remembering Rory: a tribute to Rory Gallagher by Johnny Campbell

7pm at City Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full




 

Friday 28 August 2015

The Kilmichael Ambush: a battlefield study by Sean Murphy

2.30pm at Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Cork’s Elegant Suburb- historical walking tour of Sunday’s Well with Cllr Kieran McCarthy

7pm to 9pm at St Vincent’s Bridge on the North Mall, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full






Saturday 29 August 2015

Cork City Libraries- Display and workshop on ancient craft of hand weaving and spinning by Cork Handweavers Guild

10 am to 2 pm at Bishopstown Library, Sarsfield Road, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Cork City Book Fair- Annual Cork City Book Fair: Antiquarian, Out-of-Print & Second-Hand. A wide range of Local, Irish and General Stock. Dealers from throughout Ireland in attendance. €2 admission

11am to 5pm at Gresham Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Cork Genealogy Day- Have you ever wanted to find out more about your family history or do you have an ancestral mystery you'd like to solve? Come along and meet our experts in genealogy and family history

11am to 4pm at Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

The History of the Holy Trinity Church by Patricia Curtin Kelly

2pm at City Library, Grand Parade, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Park Stories- Historical walking tour of Fitzgerald Park with Cllr Kieran McCarthy

2pm to 4pm at The Band Stand, Fitzgerald Park, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full


A Guided Plant Walk through the Glen River Park-- As part of our Invasive Non-native Plant Species survey in the city, we will look at ‘alien invaders’ in the park & the associated problems

2:30pm to 3:30pm at Glen Park, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Partial

Booking essential: 087 6644623





Sunday 30 August 2015

Shandon St ‘Community Green Garden’- Garden tour, nature talk, 'planting in' and release of 2nd edition of the "Shandon Area Biodiversity & Geodiversity" brochure

12am to 3pm by the Post Office, Shandon Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Yes



Events taking place more than once during Cork Heritage Week

 

Christchurch Tours- Free tours of the stunning Christchurch, Cork. Learn about its connections to poets, opera singers and royalty. Meet the Modest Man and discover who is buried in our crypt

22 August 2015: 11am to 12pm, 3pm to 4pm

27 August 2015: 12pm to 12.45pm

at Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

Booking essential: 021 4272022

 

Moments in Time: Archives of Cork from 1915- Exhibition of unique historical records from the Cork Archives' collection, dating from 1915, including diary recording visit of Padraig Pearse to Cork on 22 Aug 1916

22 August 2015: 12pm to 4pm

24- 27 August 2015: 10am to 5.30pm

28 August 2015: 10am to 5.00pm

at Cork City and County Archives, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Blackpool and the First World War Naval War 1914 -1918 - A display telling the story of this Cork Suburb's involvement and scarifies at sea during the Great War 1914-1918. Display organised by Mark Cronin Author of Blackpool to the Front!

24-27 August 9am to 8pm, 28th August 9am to 6pm at Blackpool Community Centre, 90 Great William O'Brien Street, Cork Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

 

Old Ways, Old Secrets, Pagan Ireland- Jo Kerrigan will give a talk about her new book, 'Old Ways, Old Secrets, Pagan Ireland'. Her book reveals the hidden world of Pagan Ireland, showing it still exists among the people

26 August 2015, 11.30am at Blackpool Library, Redforge Road, Cork

26 August 2015, 2.30pm at Hollyhill Library, Harbour View Road, Cork

28 August 2015, 11.30am at City Library, Grand Parade, Cork

28 August 2015, 2.30pm at Bishopstown Library, Sarsfield Road, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

The Ó Longáin Conference- This conference will address all aspects (social, historical and literary) of the Ó Longáin family who wrote hundreds of Irish manuscripts in Cork in the 18th and 19th centuries

27 August 2015: 2pm to 5pm

28 August 2015: 9.30am to 4pm

at Main Campus, room WW6, University College Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Partial

Booking essential: 021 4902607

Events taking place each weekday of Cork Heritage Week

 

66 South Mall 100 Years- An historical exhibition in the impressive banking hall of 66 South Mall to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic banking premises

24 -28 August 2015: 10am to 4pm

at AIB Bank, 66 South Mall, Cork

Suitable for Children: No

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Meta-perceptual Helmets Tour- Cleary & Connolly’s meta-perceptual helmets propose a variety of visual experiments: the enhanced stereoscopic view of a hammerhead shark; the disconcerting forwards and backwards vision of the chameleon or the almost 360° vision of a horse

24-26 August 2015, 10am -12pm and 2pm -4 pm

27 August 2015, 2pm -4pm and Meet the Artists 5pm - 7.30pm

28 August 2015,10am -12pm  (Meet the Artists) and 2pm -4pm

29 August 2015 10am - 3pm

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Aesthetic Logic- Aesthetic Logic is an evolving exhibition by visual artist Marie Foley and curator Jobst Graeve responding to the scientific contributions of George Boole

22 August 2015: 10am to 5pm

23 August 2015: 1pm to 5pm

24 -29 August 2015: 10am to 5pm

30 August 2015: 1pm to 5pm

at Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Full

 

Cork Traveller Women's Network- an exhibition celebrating the tradition of horse ownership for Travellers.  The exhibition will include daily looped screenings of "Tales of the Road"  - a documentary made in Cork in 2013 by director Noel Twomey with the men and boys of Spring Lane as well as heritage and contemporary photographs

22 August 2015:   11am to 1pm, 2.15pm-4.00pm

24 -29 August 2015: 11am to 1pm, 2.15pm-4pm

at Traveller Culture Exhibit , Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park Cork

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Partial

 

Being Boole: George Boole Tour- The tour involves a visit to the beautiful Boole stained-glass window in UCC's Aula Maxima, the Ogham Stone Corridor and the wonderful Honan Chapel

22 August 2015: 12am to 1.10pm

24 -28 August 2015: 3am to 4.10pm

29 August 2015: 12am to 1.10pm

at Visitors Centre, University College Cork   

Suitable for Children: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Partial

 

Cork City Heritage Week Brochure 2015