Cork City Council A Cork City Council Initiative
Cork City Council A Cork City Council Initiative

Events 2017

Cork Heritage Open Day is a unique event, on Saturday, 19th of August, which celebrates the amazing architecture and history of the Built Heritage in Cork City.

2017 saw a jam-packed very successful Cork Heritage Open Day programme of free events.  See below for a flavour of what was on throughout the day

This event was greeted with great enthusiasm by building owners and members of the public alike. Cork City Council would like to thank all who participated on the day and made it such a huge success

Free Ticketed Events

19aug10:00 amGuided Tours of Cork's 96FM Building (Sold Out)Tours at 10am, 12noon and 2pm10:00 am

19aug11:00 amGuided Tour of Cork City Hall (Sold Out)11:00 am

19aug11:00 amRecollections and memories of the history of the Retail Industry and its characters in Cork. A talk by photographer Billy Macgill11:00 am

19aug11:00 amGuided Tours of St Angela's CollegeTours start at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm11:00 am

19aug11:00 amBringing Rails to the River; the story of the navvies in Cork. A talk by railway historian Patrick Walsh11:00 am

19aug11:45 amGuided tour of Cork Circuit Court HouseTours start at 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm11:45 am

19aug12:00 pmGuided historical tours of Custom House, Port of Cork (Sold Out)Tours start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm12:00 pm

19aug1:00 pmMarcus Connaughton presents an illustrated walking tour of Rory Gallagher's Cork1:00 pm

19aug2:30 pmCork- a city of historic and emerging film stories, a talk by Mick Hanngian, Co-Director of Indie Cork2:30 pm

19aug3:00 pmA Talk on the Cork City Bridges with local historian Antoin O'Callaghan3:00 pm

19aug3:00 pmHistorical walk of the Middle Parish (The Marsh Area) with local historian Liam O' hÚigín (Sold Out)3:00 pm

Free Non Ticketed Events

19aug10:00 am- 6:00 pmCork Heritage Open Day Looking Up CompetitionCollect a competition sheet with images of buildings which need to be identified from St Peter's Cork10:00 am - 6:00 pm

19aug10:00 am- 4:00 pmSelf-guided Tours of the Ambassador Hotel10:00 am - 4:00 pm

19aug10:00 am- 6:00 pmMiddle Parish/Coal Quay Historical SocietyAward Winning Photo Exhibition of the Coal Quay.10:00 am - 6:00 pm

19aug10:00 am- 2:00 pmSt Anne's Church, Shandon10:00 am - 2:00 pm

19aug10:00 am- 2:00 pmGuided Tours of AIB Bank on 66 South MallTours start at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm10:00 am - 2:00 pm

19aug10:00 am- 6:00 pmCork LGBT History Exhibition10:00 am - 6:00 pm

19aug10:00 am- 5:00 pmCrawford Art Gallery Print Making Workshops (Sold Out)Three 2-hour sessions starting at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. Booking essential Tel: 021 4907857/490786210:00 am - 5:00 pm

19aug10:00 amCIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Tours (Sold Out)Tours start at 10am, 10.30am, 11am. Online Booking essential. See www.bco.ie10:00 am

19aug10:30 am- 1:00 pmTraveller Visibility Building10:30 am - 1:00 pm

19aug10:30 amGuided Tour of the Cork Opera House10:30 am

19aug10:30 am- 4:30 pmSt Fin Barre's Cathedral10:30 am - 4:30 pm

19aug11:00 am- 1:00 pmIrish Fairy Tales Reading for Kids11:00 am - 1:00 pm

19aug11:00 am- 6:00 pmGate Cinema11:00 am - 6:00 pm

19aug11:00 am- 5:00 pmExhibition of historical information and material at Prince's Street Unitarian Church11:00 am - 5:00 pm

19aug11:00 amIrish Language Guided Tour of Elizabeth Fort11:00 am

19aug11:00 am- 5:00 pmMedieval Day11:00 am - 5:00 pm

19aug11:00 am- 4:00 pmFood and Eating in Irish Prehistory Exhibition at Cork Public Museum11:00 am - 4:00 pm

19aug11:00 amTour of Fota HouseTours start at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm. Booking essential 021 4815543/info@fotahouse.com11:00 am

19aug11:00 amGuided Tour of Nano Nagle Place Heritage Centre (Sold Out)11am and 3pm. Booking essential. 11:00 am

19aug11:00 am- 4:00 pmOld Cork Waterworks Experience11:00 am - 4:00 pm

19aug11:00 am- 4:00 pmThe Tsar, the Rosehills and the Music Shop at Cork Public Museum11:00 am - 4:00 pm

19aug11:00 am- 4:00 pmCork Photo Gallery11:00 am - 4:00 pm

19aug11:00 amGuided Tours of Prince's Street Unitarian Church11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm11:00 am

19aug11:00 am- 1:00 pmHeineken Ireland (Murphy's Brewery)11:00 am - 1:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmUCC Living History Tour12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmGuided Tour of St Peter and Paul's Church12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmCarpenters Hall12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmMaldron Hotel Cork12noon and 1pm12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmJack Lynch- the life and times of a local hero12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmTour of Frameyard Garden at Fota HouseTours start at 12pm and 1.30pm. Booking essential 021 4815543/info@fotahouse.com12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmGuided Tours of Cork City and County Archives12pm and 1.15pm12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pmGuided Tour of St Patrick's Church, Lower Glanmire Road12noon and 3pm12:00 pm

19aug12:00 pm- 2:00 pmCork City and County Archives12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

19aug12:00 pm- 5:30 pm6th Annual Cork Coal Quay Family Festival12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

19aug12:00 pm- 5:00 pmEnglish Language Guided Tours of Elizabeth Fort12noon to 5pm (On the hour)12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

19aug12:00 pm- 4:00 pmQuaker Meeting House and Graveyard12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

19aug12:00 pm- 4:00 pmGael Choláiste Mhuire AG, An Mhainistir Thuaidh12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

19aug12:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe National Sculpture Factory12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

19aug12:15 pmCathedral of St Mary and St Anne (North Cathedral)12.15pm and 2pm12:15 pm

19aug1:00 pmSustaining Old Cork; Reclaim and Recycle at Miss Daisy Blue1:00 pm

19aug1:00 pmThe Glucksman - Drawing Walk of University College CorkBooking essential 021 4901844/ info@glucksman.org1:00 pm

19aug1:00 pmHidden Cork- Nano Nagle's 18th Century ConventsBooking essential. 1:00 pm

19aug1:00 pm- 4:00 pmGuided Tours of the Metropole Hotel The building is 120 years old this year and will be open to the public for guided tours from 1pm to 4pm1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

19aug2:00 pm- 6:00 pmVisit the Crawford Observatory in UCC2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

19aug2:00 pm- 4:00 pmTour of Backwater Artist Group and Cork Printmakers2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

19aug2:00 pm- 4:00 pmCIT Wandesford Quay Gallery2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

19aug2:00 pmGuided Tour of the Crawford Art Gallery.2:00 pm

19aug2:00 pm- 4:00 pmLive music instore at Miss Daisy Blue2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

19aug2:00 pm- 5:00 pmGael-Taca2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

19aug2:30 pmSt Anne's Church Shandon Recording Project2:30 pm

19aug3:00 pmGuided Tour of St Finbarr's South Church3:00 pm

19aug3:00 pmGuided tour of The EverymanBooking essential 021 45016733:00 pm

19aug7:00 pmA Talk on Daniel Maclise at Prince's Street Unitarian Church7:00 pm

19aug8:00 pmA Talk on the history of the Prince's Street Church8:00 pm