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Heritage Week 2009

Heritage Week 2009/Seachtain Oidhreachta 2009

22nd - 30th August

/ 22iú - 30 iú Lúnasa

Ag Ceiliúradh Oidhreacht Cathrach Chorcaí

Heritage Week 2009 was yet another big success in Cork City.  A series of heritage related events were organized by Cork City Council, community groups, heritage and historical societies and individuals.   The aim of these events was to raise awareness, appreciation and knowledge of Heritage in Cork City

Cork City Council would like to thank all those organisations who assisted in making Heritage Week so successful and was delighted to support and promote Heritage Week 2009 at a local level in Cork City.  The week is co-coordinated nationally by the Heritage Council with support from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and it is part of European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union.
 
Some of the events that took place in Cork City for Heritage week 2009 are outlined below.  In should be noted that many of these sites, museums, parks are open to visit and enjoy heritage the whole year round not just during Heritage Week. 

If you would like to find out more about the heritage of Cork City please contact
The Heritage Officer,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Cork.
Tel 021 4924757
or email heritage@corkcity.ie

 

Event Name:     
Cork City Medieval Day
Date and Time:   
Sunday 23rd August at 11 am 
Venue: 
Bishop Lucey Park, Grand Parade    
Details:  
A day of celebration which will include historical medieval re-enactments, displays of medieval weaponry and armour, textiles and everyday items. Children’s activities will include combat using foam swords and lances.
Organiser 
Cork City Council
Contact:
Ciara Brett Cork City Council Archaeologist 
tel 021 4924705
archaeology@corkcity.ie

 

Event Name:
A Street Furniture Walking Tour
Date and Time:
Saturday 22nd of August, 11 am
Venue:
Mangan’s clock, St Patrick St, Cork City
Details:
A guided walking tour of Cork City Centre, explaining the uniqueness of the street furniture of Cork. The walk should take approx 1.5 hours. Max of 20 people so first come first served
Organiser 
An Taisce Corcaigh 
Contact: 
Tom Spalding
finchfortune@eircom.net
tel 0872740052 

 

Event Name: 
McCarthy’s City Heritage Hunt
Date and Time:
Saturday 22nd August, 2 pm
Venue:
Registration and meeting point outside Cork City Library, Grand Parade    
Details:
Discover Cork’s history, its spaces and places, orienteer through Cork City Centre finding clues to unlock the prize. Approx 2 hours
Organiser:
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy,
Cork Independent Heritage Columnist
Contact: 
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy 0876553389

  

Event Name:
Route of old City Walls – guided walk by Liam Ó hIgín
Date and Time:
Saturday 22nd August, 3 pm
Venue: 
Middle Parish Community Centre, Grattan Street, Cork
Details:
Walk the walk talk the talk, a guided walk along the old city walls outlining the history and stories of the Middle Parish, North and South Main Streets.
Organiser: 
Middle Parish Youth Group
Contact:
Breda Scanlon 021 4276089  or Liam O hIgin 087 2994060

 

Event Name: 
“Echoes of the Past – Black and White Images of Cork City”
Date and Time:
Saturday 22nd, Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th 10 am - 5 pm.
Venue:
Cork Vision Centre at St Peters, North Main Street
Details:   
DVD on the History of Cork and exhibition on “Echoes of the Past – Black and White Images of Cork City” in the upstairs exhibition space. Texaco Childrens Art Competition winning entries in the main exhibition gallery  
Organiser: 
Cork Vision Centre
Contact:
Finola Horgan 021 4279925 or visioncentre@eircom.net

 

Event Name:
Ó Riada i CÓC/ Ó Riada in UCC
Date and Time:
22nd August 10 am - 12.30 pm. Monday 24th – Friday 28th 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday 29th August 10 am - 12.30 pm.
Venue: 
Boole Library UCC.
Details:
An Exhibition exploring the life of Séan Ó Riada one of the most influential figures in the renaissance of traditional Irish music from the 1960s as revealed by his personal archive.
Organiser:
UCC Library.
Contact:
Carol Quinn 021 4903132, c.quinn@ucc.ie

 

Event Name: 
North Cathedral Historical Exhibition 
Date and Time:
Saturday 22nd August – Friday the 4th of September. 10 am-5.30 pm
Venue:  
Cork City Library, Grand Parade.
Details:
This exhibition will include 7 story panels displaying historical photographs. It will also include a Hogan statue and displays of pre-Vatican 2 vestments and display cases with historical artefacts.
Organiser
North Cathedral Historical Committee
Contact: 
Maeve Higgins tel 0877508692 or maevehiggins@eircom.net

 

Event Name: 
Preserving Corks Archives Together Exhibition
Date and Time:
Saturday 22nd, Monday 24th – Saturday 29th August  10 am - 5 pm.
Venue:
Cork City and County Archives, Seamus Murphy Building, Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool.
Details:
Historical Exhibition celebrating Cork’s rich archival heritage and featuring some documents donated by the general public
Organiser:
Cork City and County Archivist
Contact:
The Archivist 021 4505876 or archivist@corkcity.ie

 

Event Name: 
Thematic Gallery Tours: Children programme: Art Detective Suitcases
Date and Time:
Saturday 22nd August 2.30 - 5.30 pm, Thursday 27th August 6.30-7.30 pm, Saturday 29th August 2.30 - 3.30 pm 
Venue:   
Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork.
Details:
Thematic gallery tours focussing on aspects of the collection. Children special: Art Detective suitcases available from front desk
Organiser:
Crawford Art Gallery
Contact:
Anne Boddaert anneboddaert@crawfordartgallery.ie or 021 4907857

 

Event Name:
Lecture and Tour of Christ the King Church Turners Cross
Date and Time:
Monday 24th August  at 8 pm 
Venue: 
Christ the King Church, Turners Cross
Details:
Lecture and tour of Christ the King Church designed by Chicago architect Francis Barry Byrne. The tour will be given by Mr Aidan O’Shea by kind permission of Archdeacon Murphy O'Connor PP
Organiser:
Cork Historical and Archaeological Society
Contact: 
Ann Egan annegan23@gmail.com

 

Event Name:
UCC Historical Tour
Date and Time:
Monday 24th, Wednesday 26th, Friday 28th August 3 - 4 pm
Venue:
UCC Visitors Centre, UCC.
Details:
UCC Visitors centre hosts an hour long walking tour which tells the history of the University from 1845 to the present day.
Organiser:
JP Quinn, UCC Visitors Centre.
Contact:
JP Quinn visitorcentre@ucc.ie or 021 4901876

 

Event Name:
Exhibition of Images of Cork Tokens and Coins from the Lenihan Collection
Date and Time:
Monday 24th - Friday 28th August 9 am - 5 pm 
Venue:  
City Hall
Details:
This exhibition will showcase images of rare Cork tokens and coins dating back as far as 1657. A variety of merchants and dealers are all well represented in this exceptional collection of Cork’s numismatic history.
Organiser:
Michael Lenihan
Contact:
heritage@corkcity.ie or 021 4924757

 

Event Name:
Collin’s Barracks Military Museum
Date and Time:
Monday 24th - Friday the 28th August, 10 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 4 pm
Venue:
Collin’s Barracks Military Museum
Details:
The museum exhibits have 3 themes i.e. the History of the Barracks, Michael Collins and Peacekeeping. Although the core collection has a wide range of memorabilia associated with Michael Collins, it also boasts displays from donated private collections e.g. uniforms, weapons etc.
Organiser:
Collins Barracks
Contact:
Jim Horgan 021 4514252

 

Event Name:
“My memories of growing up in the Cathedral Parish” a talk by John O Shea      
Date and Time:
Tuesday 25th August at 2.30 pm
Venue:
Cork City Library, Grand Parade
Details:
A talk by John O Shea on “My memories of growing up in the Cathedral Parish” an afternoon of stories and songs
Organiser 
North Cathedral Historical Committee
Contact:
Maeve Higgins tel 0877508692 or maevehiggins@eircom.net

 

Event Name:
Along the old Cork Blackrock and Passage Railway Line local history walk       
Date and Time:
Tuesday 25th August at 7 pm
Venue:
The Marina end of the old railway line, adjacent Main Drainage station               
Details:
Discover the history of the old railway line and hear about the development of Cork’s south eastern suburbs
Organiser:
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy, Cork Independent Heritage Columnist
Contact:
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy 0876553389

 

Event Name:
Illustrated Lecture on Cork’s Medieval City Wall
Date and Time:
Tuesday August 25th 2009 at 7.30 pm
Venue:
Central Library Grand Parade
Details:
Illustrated Lecture on Cork’s Medieval City Wall given by Ciara Brett Cork City Council Archaeologist
Organiser
Ciara Brett Archaeologist, Cork City Council
Contact:
Ciara Brett Cork City Council Archaeologist  tel 021 4924705 archaeology@corkcity.ie

 

Event Name: 
“Making their mark on Cork’s Northside” Talk by Ann Twomey
Date and Time:
Thursday 27th of August at 11 am
Venue: 
Cork City Library, Grand Parade
Details:
A talk by Ann Twomey on behalf of North Cathedral Historical Committee on “Making their mark on Cork’s Northside” a look back at some of the North Cathedral’s history makers
Organiser 
North Cathedral Historical Committee
Contact:
Maeve Higgins tel 0877508692 or maevehiggins@eircom.net

 

Event Name: 
Tour of Model of Cork City
Date and Time:
Thursday the 27th of August, 3 pm (Please book in advance)
Venue:
Cork Vision Centre at St Peters, North Main Street
Details:
A Tour of Cork City Model located in the Cork Vision Centre will be given by Marta Kolasa. The model is a magnificently detailed 1:500 scale model of Cork City presenting an aerial view of the city.
Organiser:
Cork Vision Centre
Contact:  
Marta Kolasa 021 4279925 or visioncentre@eircom.net (Please book in advance)

 

Event Name: 
Row on the historic boat Fionnbarra
Date and Time:
Thursday 27th August 6 pm - 8 pm
Venue: 
Meet at the Port of Cork building
Details:
The crew of the Fionnbarra invites members of the public to try their hand at rowing in this historic boat a replica of a French Naval Captain’s gig. Pre-booking using the contact details below is essential.
Organiser:
Meitheal Mara
Contact:
Cathy Buchanan tel 021 4316813 fionnbarra.corcaigh@gmail.com

 

Event Name:
Exhibition and Demonstration of Rare Glass Lantern and Stereo views from the Lenihan Collection
Date and Time:
Thursday 27th August at 7 pm
Venue:  
Crawford Art Gallery
Details:
This exhibition will give a brief history of glass lantern images and a demonstration of a working projector. This will be followed by a slide show of very early rare views of the city.
Organiser:
Michael Lenihan
Contact: 
heritage@corkcity.ie or tel 021 4924757

 

Event Name: 
Cuairt ar U.C.C.
Date and Time:
Saturday 29th August 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Venue:  
UCC, Br an Cholaiste Cork
Details:
Visit Honan Chapel, Roinn na Gaeilge, Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha, Cartlann Roinn an Bhéaloidis, Leacht na bPoblachtánach
Organiser: 
Gael-Taca Corcaigh
Contact:
Barra Ó Caoimh eolas@gmail.com 021 4310841

 

Event Name: 
Talk entitled “Dark Mirror – Secrets of Medieval Munster” given by Rob Vance      
Date and Time:
Saturday 29th August at 11.30 am    
Venue: 
Blackrock Castle Observatory
Details:  
The talk is being given by Rob Vance who specialises in early and medieval history. He has written five books and co-written several television series including the recent RTE series Secret of the Stones which he scripted and produced.  He is currently taking large-format photographs for an exhibition in October.  For more information on Rob Vance and his recent TV series http://vancemedia.ie/ or http://www.rte.ie/tv/secretsofthestones/
Organiser:
Blackrock Castle Observatory
Contact:
Clair at 021 4357917

 

 

Event Name:
Lifetime Lab Water Open Day
Date and Time:
Saturday 29th of August 11 am - 4 pm
Venue:
Lifetime Lab, Lee Road, Cork
Details:  
The team of Lifetime Lab are running a Water Open Day where volunteers will help visitors to learn about water, the role it plays in our environment and the need to protect and conserve it. Visitors will also be able to explore the permanent modern interactive exhibition on the themes of water, energy, nature and waste located in the Lifetime Lab visitor centre, and view the boilers and huge steam engines that were used to pump water to supply the City of Cork and enjoy a display of working model steam engines. Lifetime Lab also has a coffee dock, picnic area and children’s playground.
Organiser: 
Lifetime Lab
Contact: 
Mervyn at lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or 021 4941500

 

Event Name: 
Illustrated Lecture on the Churches and Burial Grounds of Cork City
Date and Time:
Monday 31st August 
Venue: 
Central Library Grand Parade
Details:
Illustrated Lecture on the Churches and Burial Grounds of Cork City,  by the Cork City Council Archaeologist, Ciara Brett
Organiser 
Ciara Brett Archaeologist, Cork City Council
Contact: 
Ciara Brett Cork City Council Archaeologist  tel 021 4924705 archaeology@corkcity.ie

 

Event Name:  
Cork South Parish Historical Society Annual Exhibition
Date and Time:
Tuesday 1st – 4th of September 12.30 - 2.30 pm and 5 - 8 pm
Venue: 
South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill St 
Details:  
Projects on various aspects on Cork History viewable during the above times. Also historical talks will take place at 8pm on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd with a concert on the 4th also at 8 pm
Organiser 
Cork South Parish Historical Society
Contact:
Ronnie Herlihy at rherlihy@eircom.net or 0861688146

 

Event Name:  
Cork Heritage Open Day
Date and Time:
Saturday 29th August 2009 various times
Venue:  
32 buildings through out the city
Details:
Over 32 buildings not usually open to the public or charging an entrance fee will open their doors free of charge for one day only. These buildings include the Masonic Lodge, Murphy’s brewery, the Clarion penthouse suite and the National Sculpture Factory to name a few. Details of the participating buildings can be found on the website www.corkheritageopenday.ie
Organiser:
Cork City Council
Contact:
021 4924757

 


24th - 31st August 2008/24th - 31iú Lúnasa 2008

The built, natural and cultural heritage of Cork City was celebrated during Heritage Week 2008.  A number of fun and family friendly events (see list below) were organized by Cork City Council, community groups, heritage and historical societies and individuals. The aim of these events was to raise awareness, appreciation and knowledge of all aspects of Heritage in Cork City

Cork City Council was delighted to support and promote Heritage Week 2008 at a local level in Cork City.  The week is co-coordinated nationally by the Heritage Council with support from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and it is part of European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union. 

 

Event Details


Lifetime Lab Water Open Day Saturday 30th August

Date & Time: Saturday 30th August 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Venue
old Cork Waterworks, the Lee Road
Details
Lifetime Lab on Lee Road in Cork City will mark the end of the summer holidays with a Water Open Day on Saturday 30th August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will be free and children and adults alike can come and enjoy a series of stands and activities which will help them find out more about water.
Activities will include launching of water rockets from the Lifetime Lab garden, getting up close and personal with minibeasts that live in water, learning how to be a water detective, blow giant bubbles and lots more. Lifetime Lab is fully wheelchair accessible, and also has a coffee dock, picnic area and children’s playground.
Contact tel 021 4941500, email lifetimelab@corkcity.ielog on to www.lifetimelab.ie

 

Cork City and County Archives Exhibition – Bi-centenary of the North Cathedral

Date & Time 25th to 19th Sept 10.00-1.00 & 2.15-5.00
Venue Séamus Murphy Building, Cork City & County Archives, Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool
Details To celebrate the bi-centenary of the Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne (North Chapel) The Cork City and County Archives in association with the Cathedral Bicentenary Historical Committee will host an exhibition featuring archive photographs, history and memorabilia on the Cathedral (This event is also running in the Cathedral Presbytery from 25th September to 3rd October every day from 10.00-12 noon & 6.00-8.00).
Contact 021-4505886 archivist@corkcity.ie

 

Medieval Walls of Cork City, Guided Tour

Date & Time Sunday 24th August, 4.00 pm
Venue Starting at Bishop Lucey Park on the Grand Parade
Details On Irish Walled Towns Day the unique history, archaeology and culture of Ireland’s fortified towns will be celebrated throughout the country. A guided tour of the medieval walled city of Cork will take place on this day.
International Walled Towns Friendship Circle Flags will be flown from City Hall over the weekend.
Contact planning@corkcity.ie or 021 4924086

 

Currach Boat Building - Open Day

Date & Time   Wednesday 27th August, 11 am – 4 pm
Venue Crosses Green House (Behind Proby’s Quay)
Details Meitheal Mara invites you to visit their boatbuilding and training workshop at Crosses Green House.  Come and see how traditional wooden boats and currachs are made.  There will be model boats on display, and information/exhibits on the history of currachs and rowing traditions in Cork City.
Contact 021 4316813 mmara@iol.ie

 

Model of Cork City, Vision Centre, Guided Tour

Date & Time   Wednesday 27th August, 11 am
Venue Cork Vision Centre, St. Peters, North Main Street
Details   A tour will be given of the model of Cork City followed by a DVD on the history of Cork City
Contact Finola Horgan 021 4279925  visioncentre@eircom.net

 

Archaeology Lecture at City Library

Date & Time Wednesday 27th August, 7.30 pm
Venue City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City
Details Tony Cummins, Consultant Archaeologist with Sheila Lane and Associates and Michael Monk, UCC will both speak in the City Library. The earlier archaeology of Cork City is increasingly being revealed through excavations. Michael Monk will introduce Tony’s presentation and will generally discuss the early development of Cork City. Tony will discuss his excavation of a souterrain in Ballintemple..
Contact planning@corkcity.ie or 021 4924086

 

Bat Walk at the Lough

Date & Time Wednesday 27th August, 9.15 pm
Venue The Lough, meet outside the Hawthorn Bar, Cork City
Details Cork County Bat Group will host a bat walk around the Lough, weather permitting, as part of Heritage week
Contact Mary O’Brien, 0877962990 maryellenobrien@hotmail.com

 

Blackpool, Historical Society Hand Over of Roll Book of Blackpool National School

Date & Time Thursday 28th August, 4.30 pm
Venue Seamus Murphy Building, Cork City & County Archives, Great William O’Brien Street
Details Blackpool Historical Society will ‘hand over’ the Roll Books of Blackpool National School (now closed) to the care of Cork City & County Archives
Contact: 021-4505886 or archivist@corkcity.ie

 

Cork City Libraries, Celebrating Heritage Lecture Series

Details A series of lectures will be held in the Cork City Libraries throughout Heritage Week. These talks will cover various aspects of Cork’s History and Archaeology and a variety of other Heritage related topics. 
Contact Your Local library or Contact Eamonn Kirwan, Senior Executive Librarian, Cork City Libraries, Grand Parade, Cork 021-4924922 eamonn_kirwan@corkcity.ie or visit http://www.corkcitylibrary.ie  

Central Library, Grand Parade

Tuesday, 26 Aug at 2.30 p.m.
The Boys of Fairhill: film and discussion with Conal Creedon

Wednesday, 27 Aug at 7.30 p.m. 
Lecture on Cork Archaeology

Thursday, 28 August at 2.30 pm.
Father O’Flynn and the Loft; film and discussion with Conal Creedon

Saturday, 30 August at 12 p.m. 
‘Researching the history of your house’

Wednesday, 3 September until October 4th.  
An exhibition ‘My Gentle Harp: Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies 1808-2008

Branch Libraries

Bishopstown Library

Thursday, 28th August at 3 p.m.
Tim O’Brien. ‘The Muskerry railway: a history'

St Mary’s Road Library
26th – 30th August
Life Northside. Saint Mary’s Road Library in association with the Northside Folklore Project will be hosting an exhibition covering folk memories of life on Corks northside.

Friday 29th August at 3.30 p.m.
The Golden Age of Cork Cinemas with John McSweeney

Tory Top Library

Wednesday, 3rd September at 11.30 a.m.
Richard Henchion will give a talk entitled “Killeenreendowney and history”.

University College Cork, Lunchtime Talks

Date & Time 28th August – 29th August, 1.00 pm
Venue Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Details Two lunchtime talks on great books of Ireland
Contact Nora Hickey 021-4901844 nora.hickey@ucc.ie

University College Cork, Music Performance

Date & Time Thursday 28th August, 6.00 pm
Venue Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork
Details Lasik will perform wild dance tunes music of Eastern European origin, combined with traditional Irish and Breton airs
Contact Nora Hickey 021-4901844 nora.hickey@ucc.ie

University College Cork, Historical Tours

Date & Time 25th August – 31st August, 3 pm daily
Venue UCC Visitors’ centre, North Wing, Aula Maxima
Details During Heritage Week UCC Visitors’ Centre will provide historical tours daily, free of charge. Tours comprise of a visit to the Aula Maxima, Ogham Exhibition, Honan Chapel and the Crawford Observatory
Contact JP Quinn 021 4901876 JP.Quinn@ucc.ie

University College Cork, Frank O Connor Exhibition

Date & Time 24th August – 31st August
Venue Boole Library, University College Cork
Details An exhibition exploring the life and work of Cork born writer Frank O’Connor. This exhibition is designed to highlight the breadth of O’Connor’s work as a writer and cultural commentator. The exhibition draws on the archival collections in UCC and artefacts loaned by the O’Donovan family.
Contact Carol Quinn 021 4903132   c.quinn@ucc.ie

University College Cork, Quakers in Cork Documentary on Campus Radio 98.3FM

Date & Time Friday 29th August 12 noon
Venue Cork Campus Radio 98.3FM, UCC
Radio documentary 'Penn-Friends: Quakers in Cork'
Details This feature examines the legacy of the Quakers in Cork and present-day impact of the group.
Contact Catriona Chambers, Cork Campus Radio, UCC 021 490 2170  radio@ucc.ie

Under St Fin Barre’s Spires Old Deanery Open Day

Date & Times 27th -28th August, 9.30 – 3pm
Venue The City of Cork V.E.C. Centre for Education, Teach Barra (Old Deanery) Dean Street
Details ‘Under Saint FinBarrs Spires’- An Open Day and tours to enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Old Deanery located beside St. FinBarre’s Cathedral in the heart of Early Christian and Medieval Cork City.
Contact Rory Sheehan 021 4966950 deanery@eircom.net

Blackrock Castle Observatory, Culture at the Castle Presentation on the Restoration of Blackrock Castle

Date & Times Every half hour on the half hour during Heritage Week
Venue Blackrock Castle Observatory

Details ‘Culture at the Castle’ will run a PowerPoint of the restoration and history of Blackrock Castle Observatory in the cinema area at half hour intervals. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m . Admission is free on Cork Heritage Open Day 30th August between the times of 11 to 1 pm, as part of the exhibition ‘Cosmos at the Castle’. Outside these times regular admission applies.
Contact 021 4357917 or
or   info@bco.ie

Historic Walking Tours of Cork City

Date and Times 25th - 29th August at 10 am, 2 pm & 4 pm
Venue Meets outside Cork Tourist Office Grand Parade
Details Walking tours of Cork’s historic streets and waterways.  All tours €5 during Heritage Week
Contact John Collins 0861007300 info@walkcork.ie

Cork Public Museum, New Roads - New Discoveries Archaeological Exhibition

Date & Times Running throughout Heritage Week 2008.
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Sunday 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Venue Cork Public Museum, Fitzgeralds Park
Details The Cork Public Museum, in association with the National Roads Authority and the National Museum of Ireland, are holding an exciting new exhibition entitled New Roads – New Discoveries: Archaeological Discoveries on National Road Schemes in County Cork 2001-2007, at the Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park, Cork, from the 11th  June to 19th December, 2008. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the various periods of Irish archaeology and to explore how people lived and died. Computer  generated three-dimensional models will enable visitors witness first hand how our ancestors lived. The exhibition will also show how archaeologists carry out their work. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Contact 021 4270679 museum@corkcity.ie

Cork Public Museum, 50 Years of Peacekeeping Exhibition

Date & Times Running throughout Heritage Week 2008
Opening Times: Monday to Friday 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Sunday 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Venue Cork Public Museum, Fitzgeralds Park
Details ‘50 Years of Peacekeeping’. A celebration of the Irish participation in various U.N. activities around the world, Congo Lebanon etc. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Contact 021 4270679 museum@corkcity.ie

North Monastery, Up Memory Lane Walk-About

Date & Times Thurs 28th August 12 noon
Venue North Monastery School Grounds
Details ‘Up Memory Lane’ The North Monastery Past Pupils Union Executive has planned a nostalgic walk-about of North Monastery Schools Ground. Light refreshments are kindly provided courtesy of Kieran Cotter of the Gleeson Group. Please note that cars may not be parked on school grounds.
Contact John Pearson 086 0631428 or Con Quirke 086 2722883

Photographic Exhibition of Cork Railway Heritage

Date & Time Thurs 28th - 30th August 10 am - 4 pm
Venue: Foyer of Cork City Council Office
Details:  Unique photographs and images of Cork’s Railway heritage past and present will be displayed in a the Foyer of the Cork Civic Offices courtesy of Mr Michael Lenihan.
Contact: 021 4924018 or planning@corkcity.ie

If you would like to organize an event for Heritage Week for next year or for further information please contact:


Niamh Twomey,
Heritage Officer,
Cork City Council,
City Hall,
Cork.

Email:heritage@corkcity.ie or
Tel:021 4924018.