Heritage Week


National Heritage Week

Organised by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is taking place from Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 22. 

See for further information on events in your area.


Cork City Libraries

Cork City Libraries are celebrating Heritage Week with a very comprehensive programme featuring in person events, exhibitions, guided tours and online events.



Meitheal Mara

Bridges of Cork, Audio Heritage Trail 2021 with Meitheal Mara and Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

This audio trail provides insights into the histories of the Cork city centre’s bridges, their place in Cork and some of their surrounding histories.The walk around the bridges is about two hours in duration and the trail is clockwise from South Gate Bridge up the south channel and down the north channel to cross back to the south channel. It ends at Nano Nagle Bridge. All you need is a smartphone and a headset.

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The Marina, Audio Heritage Trail 2021 with Meitheal Mara and Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

 A stroll down The Marina is popular by many people. The area is particularly characterized by its location on the River Lee and the start of Cork Harbour. Here scenery, historical monuments and living heritage merge to create a historical tapestry of questions of who developed such a place of ideas. All you need is your smartphone and some headphones!

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Ballincollig Regional Park  

Tree Talk and Walk with Jack Casey, Cork City Council and Ronan Nangle, Nangle and Niesen Tree Specialists

Thursday 19th August, 10am to 12noon. Meet at Bicycle Stand in Main Carpark.


Sharing Photos, Stories on the Gunpowdermills with David Haskett and Rod Macconaill, Frank Donaldson and Dermot Lucey of Ballincollig Heritage/Muskerry History Society

Thursday 19th August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Meet at Picnic Benches behind the Watchtower.


Bees are more than honey with Shane Lehane

Saturday 22nd August 12pm to 2pm. Meet by the Wild Flowers adjacent to the Watch Tower and learn about beekeeping.


Join young musicians from Ballincollig Comhaltas coordinated with Dick Beamish for an afternoon of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance.

Ceol Cois Laoi

Sunday 29th August, 3pm to 5pm. Meet by picnic benches by Heritage Building before playground.


St Peter's Cork

Getting Started in Your Family History Research” with David Ryan, Genealogy

St Peter's Church, Monday 16th August, 1pm

From DNA tests to census records and everything in between, what is the best place to start? This talk will examine some of the basics of Irish genealogy and offer you tips on making the best start in your research. Book on


Love in the Time of War by Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Group

St Peter's Church, Wednesday 18th August, 1pm

A series of short pieces detailing the stories of couples who met, fell in love and married during the revolutionary years in Cork.  Book on


The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois…..The Painting, the Artist and the Battle- a presentation by Military Historian Gerry White

St Peter's Church, Thursday 19th August, 11am

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Visit the Research Facility in St Peters Church, North Main Street

Thursday 19th August, 10am to 2pm

Mr. Francis O’Connor of the Cork Branch of the Western Front Association will provide a research facility for anyone looking to find information about an ancestor who fought in the First World War. Book on


Tracing Your Irish Military Ancestors” with David Ryan, Genealogist 

St Peter's Church, Friday August 20th, 1pm

The period immediately following the end of the First World War saw a bitter military struggle for Irish independence. But where do you look for records of your involvement in these pivotal events? The aim of this talk is to provide insight into the available sources for this period and explain how to get the most out of them.

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Irish Music & Singing by members of the Cork Folk Festival in The Courtyard of St Peters

St Peter's Saturday 21st August 1pm to 2.30pm