Documentaries and Exhibitions

Cork: A City Burned: A City Reborn

This exhibition explains how the heightening tensions and deepening conflict set the stage for the catastrophic events which befell Cork City on the night of December 11, 1920.

Cork A Library Burned: A Library Reborn

This exhibition tells the story of the Cork’s public library moving from its first location in Emmet Place to the elegant building funded by Andrew Carnegie, on Anglesea St in 1905.

Radio Documentaries on the History of Cork

A selection of radio documentaries about the intriguing history of Cork produced for LifeFM. Highlights include A Most Elaborate Procedure: The Story of the 1920 Cork Corporation, a programme about the election of the 1920 Cork Corporation and the real life stories of the elected TDs and Bridge to the Past a history of Cork’s many bridges. 

Curating Cork- 75 years of Cork Public Museum

This commemorative exhibit celebrates the 75th anniversary of Cork Public Museum, the oldest local authority museum in Ireland.

Cork Queeros

Cork Queeros is a photography exhibition of members of the Cork LGBT community. It includes community activists, athletes and artists who contribute to making the Cork LGBT community colourful, dynamic and vibrant. The exhibition showcases photos, self-selected by the participants, alongside biographical information about each person outlining their connection to the Cork LGBT community. The most senior participant was born in 1945, while the youngest was born in 1999. Cork Queeros was created by Orla Egan, Cork LGBT Archive.


Chronicles of Covid

Chronicles of Covid, the Cork Folklore Project COVID-19 Collection, was established in March 2019 and worked on a range of online platforms to document the sights, sounds, everyday actions, thoughts and conversations around us during the pandemic, so that our community has a record of these times that will endure. The Cork Folklore Project, a community-based oral history archive (

For access to Chronicles of Covid, the Cork Folklore Project COVID-19 Collection visit