Cork City Council A Cork City Council Initiative
Cork City Council A Cork City Council Initiative
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Cork Heritage Open Day will take place on Saturday August 17th.

Cork Heritage Open Day celebrates 15 years this year with a programme bursting with activities for all the family. For one day only many of Cork’s landmark buildings will open their doors to the public inviting them to explore their rich and vibrant history.

Cork’s stories and traditions, folklore and heritage will come to life on the day, thanks to the team behind Cork Heritage Open Day, that is so passionate about preserving the City’s fascinating legacy.

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
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On Saturday August 17th Cork City will burst into life as Cork Heritage Open Day invites the public to immerse themselves in the history and culture of Cork. For one day only, Cork’s cultural and historical buildings will welcome visitors free of charge to explore the stories of these landmark buildings.  Cork Heritage Open Day is...
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15 years of Cork Heritage Open Day

Cork Heritage Open Day celebrates 15 years this year with a programme bursting with activities for all the family. For one day only many of Cork’s landmark buildings will open their doors to the public inviting them to explore their rich and vibrant history on Saturday, August 17th. Cork’s stories and traditions, folklore and heritage...
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