Cork Heritage Open Day 2012, held on the 18th of August, was a huge success.
For one day only, 38 buildings opened their doors free of charge and members of the public were allowed a glimpse of some of Cork's most fascinating buildings.
This event was greeted with great enthusiasm by building owners and members of the public alike.
Tour of the Courthouse
Helen Cullen from Swords at the Courthouse
Alicia Orhaut & Charlene Rouault from France at Shandon
Owl at Lifetime Lab
Scenes from Coal Quay Festival
Tour of Masonic Lodge
Meadbh Sherman, Calire Ardley & Fiona Callinan at Crawford Art Gallery
Scenes from LE Eithne
Cork Heritage Open Day 2012 was launched by Lord Mayor Cllr. John Buttimer on Tuesday the 7th of August 2012 in the City Hall Council Chambers.
The Lord Mayor said that Heritage Open Day provided a unique opportunity to visit some of the city's most noted buildings. He thanked the proprietors of all the participating buildings and those who have given up their time voluntarily to organise events. He also said that Cork Heritage Open Day was unique in that is primarily about the effort of local people who volunteer their time and expertise to make the day the success that it is.
Lord Mayor Cllr Buttimer made special mention of the maritime themed event in the Millennium Hall, the Children’s Treasure Trail with prizes sponsored by the Everyman Palace Theatre and the Clarion Hotel, the Coal Quay festival and the Antique’s Roadshow event around the Great Exhibition in the Museum.
The event was organised by Cork City Council with support from the Heritage Council and media sponsorship from Cork's 96FM and the Evening Echo.
This event is an action from the Cork City Heritage Plan 2007 - 2012.
For your comments and suggestions on Cork Heritage Open Day please fill out the attached feedback sheet or contact us directly at:
Cork City Council,
Tel: 021 4924757
Fax: 021 4924712
Breda Scanlon, Gina Kearney & Marie Sheehan
Niamh Twomey, Heritage Officer & Lord Mayor Cllr John Buttimer
Cllr Henry Cremin, Cllr Mick Nugent & Cllr Jim Corr
Mary Doyle, Cork City Council & Brian Murphy
Valerie Healy & Sr. Maeve