Cork City Council A Cork City Council Initiative
Cork City Council A Cork City Council Initiative
Explore & Enjoy

Thanks to all the volunteers, building owners, media partners, and of course the general public in making the 15th Cork Heritage Open Day so successful.

We look forward to bringing another successful event in 2020.

1
Day
38
Buildings
5
Walks
Over 100
Events

What is it?

Cork Heritage Open Day is a unique event celebrating the amazing architecture and history of the Built Heritage in the Cork City Region.

Cork Heritage Open Day sees some of Cork’s most fascinating buildings ranging from the Medieval to the Military, the Civic to the Commercial and the Educational to the Ecclesiastical open their doors free of charge for one day only. Cork’s Built Heritage tells the tale of wars and peace, learning and praying, high living and humble beginnings.

What's on?

As a way of referencing the building’s locations, 5 themed self-walking routes throughout the city are suggested on the map at the back of this guide. You are more than welcome to visit buildings of interest individually, or why not make up your own route, it’s all part of the fun of getting to know this beautiful city better! We are delighted to present a packed programme so as to get the most out of the day, why not select 4 or 5 buildings or events and enjoy strolling around the city at your own pace!

Activities & Events

THE BUILDINGS

The Buildings

Cork’s Built Heritage tells the tale of wars and peace, learning and praying, high living and humble beginnings.

WALKS

WALKS

As a way of referencing the buildings locations 5 themed self walking routes throughout the city are suggested but feel free to make up your own route. Its all part of the fun of getting to know this beautiful city better.

EVENTS

EVENTS

There are over 100 events organised throughout the city with activities for young and old alike. No matter what your age of area of interest there is something for everyone in this packed programme of events.

Open the door to Cork’s past, present and future
NEWS

Congratulations to our competition winners!

Kidz Zone Colouring Competition: Chloe McSweeney, Kerry Pike Social Media Competiton Aine Corrigan, Carrigaline, Co. Cork Many thanks to the Metropole Hotel Cork, Blackrock Castle Observatory and Brown Thomas Cork for generously donating prizes for each competition.
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15th Cork Heritage Open Days Sparks the Imagination

An invitation for a behind the scenes glimpse of some of Cork’s most recognisable landmarks proved an unmissable opportunity for the thousands of people who enjoyed this year’s Cork Heritage Open Day last Saturday August 17th. 39 buildings, including the newly renovated former Cork Savings Bank, Freemason’s Hall, The LE Samuel Beckett and Cork Circuit...
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