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Cork Heritage Open Day 2014

 

2014 saw a very successful heritage programme. All Heritage Open Day Events were free.

Below is a list of the events, which took place.

Heritage Open Day Events

Sat 23rd Aug.

 

Title

Time

Venue

 

Children’s Open Day Treasure Hunt

A fun filled adventure exploring 5 historic buildings of Cork in a special historic treasure hunt for kids of all ages.

 

All day

Cork City Library

Carpenters Hall

Crawford Art Gallery

Triskel Christchurch

St Fin barre’s Cathedral

 

 

 

Water Heritage Open Day

A special event for Heritage Week, Lifetime Lab celebrates “Water Heritage Open Day”with family fun activities including make & do, falconry, bubbles,magic shows, water rockets & a science show

 

COAL QUAY Family Festival

The festival, which takes place on Cornmarket Street and North Main Street is organised by the Cork Middle Parish and the Coal Quay Historical Society. This event aims to celebrate the rich, vibrant, colourful tradition and cultural heritage of Cork City.

 

Exhibition

In the first floor gallery the Middle Parish and Coal Quay Photo exhibition will be shown.

 

Carpenters Hall Heritage Exhibition

Photo exhibition, replica marching banner, heritage films by Framework Films to be screened, vintage Morris traveller van on show, light refreshments tea and coffee, old tradesmen tell of their heritage and traditions and carpenters chair from the 1800s with carved Irish wolf hounds and round towers. Talk on the secret language of the masons (the bearlager na saor) and much more.

 

Guided Tour of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

Free guided tour of inside and outside the Cathedral. Free photographic exhibition ‘Abandoned Mansions of Ireland’, Tarquin Blake.

 

 

 

 

11am - 4pm

 

 

 

 

 

12pm - 5.30pm

 

 

 

10am - 5pm

 

 

 

 

10am - 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

10.30,11.30am

12.30,1.30, 2.30, 3.30 and 4.30pm

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks

 

 

 

 

Coal Quay,Cornmarket Street

 

 

 

 

Cork Vision Centre@ St Peter's

 

 

 

 

Carpenters Hall, 6 Fr. Mathew Quay

 

 

 

 

 

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

 

Layers of Cork, Placenames in Cork’s Middle Parish and beyond with Tom Spalding

A one hour walking tour of Cork City Centre focusing on street names and signage. These tours are always popular and fill up fast! Numbers strictly limited to 35, advance book at the Cork Vision Centre.

 

Tours of Blackrock Castle

Take a journey back in time with us and learn about the history of Blackrock Castle. Your guide will show you the view over Cork harbour and take you down to the dungeon, a National Monument.

 

 

80 Years of Girl Guiding in Cork

Photo exhibition plus log books and other memorabilia

 

 

Guided Tour of Churchfield Allotments

A tour around the allotment gardens, showing the variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits that are being grown in urban communities like Churchfield.

 

 

 

 

Guided Tour of National Sculpture Factory

 

 

 

Printmaking Workshops

Participants will be guided through the process of making a drypoint or mono screen print, taking inspiration from The Art of the Silhouette in 19th Century Cork exhibition.

 

 

Historical Exhibition

The Shandon Area Historical Group will display interesting archive photos and will include story boards giving the history of Cork and people of special interest. There will be a showing of archive film.

 

Exhibition including the screening of

The Barreltop

The Barreltop is a short film documenting a group of determined and inspired traveller women who followed their vision to build a life-sized barrel top wagon. Produced by Framework Films for Cork 2005, the film will loop every 20 minutes.

 

10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

11 - 11:30am 11:30 - 12pm

12 - 12:30pm

12:30 - 1pm

 

 

 

10am - 4pm

 

 

 

 

The allotments will be open from 10am to 5pm, with guided tours at 11am and 4pm.

 

 

 

 

Tours will take place on the hour at 12 noon through 3pm.

 

 

 

10am - 12pm

12pm - 2pm

2pm - 4pm

 

 

 

11am - 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

11am - 1pm

2.15pm - 4pm

 

Cork Vision Centre @ St. Peter’s Church, North Main Street

35 places.

Booking Essential Tel: 021 4279925

 

 

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Booking essential.

Tel: 021 4357917

 

 

 

Catholic Guides of Ireland CGI, 49, Dominick Street

 

 

 

 

Churchfield Allotments Cork

 

 

 

 

 

National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road

 

 

 

 

Crawford Art Gallery

Booking essential. Tel: 021 4907862

 

 

 

 

Coffa House, Church Street, off Shandon St

 

 

 

 

Traveller Culture Exhibit Room – Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park

Spinning and Weaving Demonstration

A demonstration of spinning and weaving in the library by members of the Handweavers Guild of Cork.

 

11am -1pm

Bishopstown Library

Life in the Trench

Cork Public Museum is delighted to announce the opening of its newest attraction for Heritage Week 2014. This indoor replica trench will take visitors into the dark, cramped and life-threatening existence experienced by thousands of soldiers during the Great War. The ‘trench’ has come to symbolise the pointlessness of the war but also the sincere bravery and courage shown by those who had to endure it. This is the first such exhibition to be undertaken in the south of Ireland and will remain a permanent fixture until at least 2018 .

 

 

Library Exhibition Launch

“Sleepwalk to Slaughter: Cork, Ireland and the Great War”

 

 

Guided Tour of the Maldron Hotel

“I went down to the North Infirmary” documentary will be screened in the hotel’s meeting room followed by talk and guided tours at 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm The documentary is approx. 30 minutes long.

 

The Huguenot Burial Ground

A talk and visit to the Huguenot cemetery in Cork City centre by Ciara Brett, Cork City archaeologist and Alicia St Ledger, historian.

 

 

Bird’s Eye View - Drawing Tour

This drawing tour invites you to explore the various artworks depicting animals located throughout University College Cork’s campus. Led by a professional artist facilitator, participants will sketch their own drawings from sculptures and statuary that represent different types of animal life.

Free, all welcome.

 

Tours of Backwater Artist Group

The Backwater Artist Group is one of the largest artist-led studio groups in Ireland, with 28 studios and over 30 artists working from the complex. Tours are offered between 2pm and 4pm on Cork Heritage Open Day. No booking required.

 

 

Performance by The Molgoggers

FREE performance by ‘The Molgoggers’, a Cobh based Sea Shanty and Maritime song group. Their love of the sea and its tradition is expressed through the singing of a wide range of old and new songs of seafaring heritage. Come along and enjoy some songs of the sea from 2pm – 3pm.

 

11am - 1pm,

2.15pm - 4pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.30am

 

 

 

 

12pm, 1pm,

2pm and 3pm

 

 

 

12pm - 1pm

 

 

 

 

 

Begins at 1pm

 

 

 

 

 

2pm - 4pm

 

 

 

 

 

2pm-3pm

Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park.

Due to a lack of space no buggies, scooters, or bikes will be permitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cork City Library, Grand Parade

 

 

 

 

 

Maldron Hotel

 

 

 

City Library

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Glucksman Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

Backwater Studio, Wandesford Quay

 

 

 

 

 

Custom House, Port of Cork

 

 

 

International Exhibition

A guided walking tour of the site of the 1902/1903 International Exhibition conducted by local historians, Tom Spalding and Daniel Breen

 

Family Day at Elizabeth Fort

Guided tours will be running every hour throughout the day. There will be historical re-enactors in the fort on the day as well as some fun surprises and photo opportunities for visitors. The Cork City Archery Club will also have demonstrations and members of the public will be able to try their hand at some archery.

 

Triskel Christchurch Tour

Tour of our historic Christchurch venue. Learn all about this historic venue and features like the wonderful stained glass, the modest man and the crypt

 

 

John Phillip Holland Talk

Talk on the inventor of the modern submarine, John Phillip Holland, who taught at the North Monastery at the beginning on the 20th century

 

 

Listen Janey Mac

Puppet show

 

 

Guided Tour of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Bell Tower

Free guided tour and demonstration. Chance to pull a rope and ring a bell. Numbers limited. First come, first served

 

Tour of UCC

Guided tour of the grounds of University College Cork

 

 

Eachtrái o Oileán Aráin

Free puppet show

 

 

 

Tour of Fota House/ Victorian

Glasshouse garden

Complimentary tour of Fota House or the Victorian Glasshouse garden. Tour times will be announced on the Fota House website in early August. Advance booking is essential as places will be limited. Email:info@fotahouse.com or phone 021 481 5543

(Mon-Fri 10am to 4.30pm)

 

 

 

 

3pm

 

 

 

 

 

10am - 5pm

 

 

 

 

10.30 - 11.30

 

 

 

 

12pm

 

 

 

 

2pm

 

 

 

3pm - 4pm

 

 

 

 

3pm

 

 

 

4pm

 

 

 

 

Times will be announced at www.fotahouse.com

 

 

 

 

Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Fort

First Tour at 10.30am and sword fighting displays at 1pm and 3pm. Phone 085 7818534

 

 

Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street

Booking Essential

Tel: 021 4272022

 

 

The North Monastery

 

 

 

 

Crane Lane Theatre

 

 

 

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

 

 

 

 

Visitor Centre, UCC

 

 

 

Crane Lane Theatre

 

 

 

 

Fota House Booking essential

Tel: 021 481554

       

 

 

Free Ticketed Events

Due to limited capacity and space, the events listed below required pre-booking.

¶ Free Ticket Event Saturday 23 August 2014

Event

Time

Venue

Art, nature & yoga workshop

(children aged 6-10yrs)

Children will immerse themselves in nature, explore some basic yoga postures to help focus and relax and enjoy the process of making art inspired by nature.

Max 10 children, booking essential.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

10 am

The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion,

Fitzgerald’s Park

To book contact The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Guided Tour of Anglesea Steet District Court

Free guided tour of the interior and exterior of the former Cork Model National School, and now District Court House.

Booking essential. Places are limited.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

10am

Anglesea Street District Court

To book contact

The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Tour of City Hall

Discover the beauty and architecture of Cork City Hall on a guided tour by Cllr. Kieran McCarthy.

Booking essential. Places are limited.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

11am

City Hall

To book contact The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Guided Tour of Cork Savings Bank

Mr Pat Ruane, Conservation Officer will give a guided tour of the building.

Booking essential. Places are limited.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

11am

Cork Savings Bank, 1 Lapps

Quay

To book contact The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Tour of the Elysian Building

Explore the architecture and landscaping of this modern and iconic Cork building.

Guided tours available from 2pm until 4pm

Booking is essential. Tickets must be presented on access.

 

2pm - 4pm

The Concierge Office at The

Elysian

To book contact The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Guided Tour of the Recently Completed Mardyke Gardens at Fitzgeralds Park.

A guided tour of the Mardyke Gardens explaining the evolution and implementation of the project. Presented by Jim Kelly of Cunnane Stratton Reynolds, lead consultants for the project.

Booking essential. Places are limited.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

11.30am

Fitzgeralds Park

To book contact The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Guided Tour of Cork Circuit Court House

Guided tours of the Cork Circuit Courthouse.

Booking essential. Places are limited.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

11.45am,

12.30pm,

1.15pm and

2pm

 

Cork Circuit Court House,

Washington Street

To book contact

The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Guided Tour of Cork’s two most historical streets by Liam O’hUigin

Walk and tour. Meeting at South Gate Bridge

Booking essential. Places are limited.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

3pm

South Gate Bridge to North Gate Bridge

To book contact

The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673

 

Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of The Everyman

Explore this unique theatre from behind the scenes with a free guided tour at 3pm on Cork Heritage Open Day.

Booking essential. Places are limited.

Official tickets must be produced to participate.

 

3pm

The Everyman, 15 MacCurtain Street

To book contact

The Everyman

Box Office

Tel 021 4501673