Events

Cork City Heritage Open Day Events 2014

We have a jam-packed very successful heritage programme this year! All Heritage Open Day Events are free

Some events have limited spaces and therefore need to be pre-booked in advance. Details of events which require pre-booking by the venue organisers are marked with a ticket symbol ¶ and details of who to contact are provided alongside

Enjoy Cork Heritage Open Day!

¶ Booking Essential

 

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. You will receive an Official Cork Heritage Open day Ticket which must be produced and handed to the Organiser/Heritage Open Day Volunteer of the given event at the start. All tickets are free and can be booked from the Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673 

¶ Free Ticket Event Saturday 23 August 2013

 

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

 

 

Cork City Heritage Open Day Events 2013

We had a jam-packed very successful heritage programme this year. Heritage Open Day was enjoyed by an estimated 12,000 people on the day and the feedback from all participants and those who hosted events was extremely positive. We are very grateful to all our organised events, those who opened their buildings and our media sponsors, Cork 96FM and the Evening Echo. 

Below find a list of events which took place on the 17th August 2013.

Heritage Open Day Events

Sat 17th Aug.

Title

Time

Venue

 

 

 

Children’s Heritage Open Day Treasure Hunt.  Enjoy a fun-filled activity with a difference and explore the old buildings of Cork in a special historic Treasure Hunt for kids. Fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place  including Family Tickets to the Everyman pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk and a Family Room in the Clarion Hotel, Cork 

   10am to 5pm

Cork City Library, Grand Parade.Triskel Christchurch. St. Finbarre’s Cathedral. Crawford Art Gallery

Three exhibitions have been organised by the Blackpool Community Co-operative Association.  These include a photo exhibition by Blackpool Historical Society on artists such as Seamus Murphy and James Barry and local industrial heritage buildings.  A film on old Blackpool by Frameworks will also be screened at this event as well as a photo exhibition on the Blackpool Youth Club.  An information desk on the Youth Club will also be available at the exhibition.

9am to 5pm

 

Blackpool Community Centre

Celebrate Cork City's Medieval Day (as part of Irish Walled Towns Day) with historical re-enactments and displays of weaponry and medieval items. Be an archaeologist for a day and visit the archaeology roadshow which includes a dig - in -a - box and a dig - a viking - warrior. Family event with a children's colouring competition with fantastic prizes.

 

11am to 5pm

Triskel Christchurch, South Main Street

Cork Folkore Project: Screening of the DVD if Walls Could Talk which explores the relationship between buildings in Cork and the people who use them

 

10am to 5pm

The Firkin Crane, City Library, Grand Parade, National Sculpture Factory, Triskel Christchurch, Blackrock Castle (11am - 1pm), Cork Vision Centre( 10.30 to 12 noon) and the Lifetime Lab

Lifetime Lab Water Open Day: Family fun activities include make and do, falconry, bubble making as well as launching water rockets and a water science zone

 

11am to 4pm

Lifetime Lab, Lee Road

The Coal Quay Festival

 

  12noon - 5pm

Coal Quay, Cornmarket Street

Visit the LE Ciara and explore a Navy Ship

10am - 12.30pm

2pm - 5pm

Albert Quay, Cork City Quays 

Tour of the Cork Printmakers Fine Art Print Workshop

 

10am to 12noon

Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge

Aspects - an Exhibition by three Blackwater Artists

10am to 12noon

Backwater Studio, Wandesford Quay, Clarke's Bridge

 

An Exhibition by the Cork Woodturning Community

10am to 12noon

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke's Bridge

 

Assembling Moments Exhibition

 

 

10am to 5pm

The Firkin Crane, Shandon

An Exhibition celebrating the history of Christchurch

 

10am to 4pm

Triskel Christchurch, South Main Street, Cork

Exhibition "We Built this City"

10am to 5pm.

Blackpool Library, Blackpool

 

*In celebration of Cork Heritage Day, The Irish Heritage Trust is delighted to offer visitors complimentary tours of Fota House :- 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Victorian Kitchen Garden:- 11 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

10am - 5pm Last admission is 4.30pm.* Booking is essential. Email:info@fotahouse.com or phone 021 4815543

 

Fota House, Fota Island, Co.Cork

Guided Tours of St Finbarre's Cathedral

 

10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm 

St.Finbarre's Cathedral, Bishop Street

*A walking tour of Cork City streets exploring their names, signage and history with Author Tom Spalding based on his new book "Layers". Meeting Point: Cork Vision Centre

10.30am *Booking essential 021 4279925

Vision Centre at St. Peter's North Main Street

Guided Tours of the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design 

11am and 2pm 

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Sharman Crawford Street

A Talk on Irish Heritage Plants and Seed Saving by Finbarr Kingston

11am 

Churchfield Allotments

The War of Independence in Muskerry by Noel Howard of Kilmurray Historical Society

11am

Bishopstown Library, Bishopstown

*Guided Turret & Dungeon Tours Limited to 25 people per tour. Phone: 021 4357917 Email: info@bco.ie

 

Tours at 11am, 11.30am, 12 noon & 12.30pm. *Booking essential

Blackrock Castle Observatory, Castle Road, Blackrock

Walk and Talk "Cork before the Vikings: ice, river and estuary" by Anthony Beese

11am

Meet on the Boardwalk on Lapps Quay

Booking Essential:

Please contact Anthony @ 086-8908934 or

apbeese@eircom.net

 

Sr. Rosario will give a guided tour of Presentation Centre formerly the South Presentation Convent

 

            11am

Presentation Centre, Evergreen Street

Medieval Christchurch display

 

11am - 5pm

Christchurch/Triskel, South Main Street

*"Hands On" Workshop From the Cork Printmakers

 

11am to 1pm

2.30pm - 4pm *Booking essential 021 4907862

 

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place

"Travelling Back" - A new exhibition of photographs celebrating Traveller Heritage

11am to 5pm

 

 

Public Museum, Fitzgerald's Park 

Celebrating Beady Pockets - a symbol of Traveller identity and Heritage 

11am to 5pm

Public Museum, Fitzgerald's Park

A Guided Tour of the Boole Library UCC

11am

Boole Library, UCC

Guided Tours of the Maldron Hotel(formerly the North Infirmary) by Michael Lally, General Manager of the Maldron Hotel

 

11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm and 2pm

The Maldron Hotel, John Redmond Street

*Guided Tour of Christchurch

 12 noon, 2pm       *Booking essential  021 4272022

Triskel Christchurch, South Main Street

"Analysing Cubism" Tour followed by "Hands On" session on how to make your own Cubist works

 

12 noon Sculpture Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place

The Ghost of Shandon: workshop by Alan Corbett Under 12's Event

 

12 noon

Bishopstown Library

Guided tours of the National Sculpture Factory

 

12 noon - 3pm

National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road, Cork

Design your own Family Tree Workshop "Grow your Family Tree"

1pm

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC

"Barley, malt and porter: The development of Beamish and Crawford's Cork Porter Brewery during the nineteenth century. " Colin Rynne, Department of Archaeology, UCC

1pm

The City Library, Grand Parade

*A talk by RTE Radio 1 - Seascapes Presenter Marcus Connaughton on the rich heritage of our maritime explorers who sailed the World's Oceans

2pm Booking essential 021 4625375

Custom House, Port of Cork, Custom House Quay

Talks on the history of Pavilion Building by Joe Kelly

2pm - 6pm

The Pavilion, Carey's Lane

View 85 years of Scouting History

  2pm to 5pm

St Finbarr's Scout Hall, Upper Doyle Road, Friar's Walk

*Free Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the Everyman

3pm *Booking essential 021 4501673

The Everyman, MacCurtain Street

A Guided Tour of University College Cork

3pm Meet at the Visitors Centre

 

University College Cork, College Road

An intoduction to Allotment Gardening and Planning a Vegetable Garden by Geraldine O'Sullivan

4pm

Churchfield Allotments

Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society Exhibition

 

 4pm to 6pm

Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay

Public Conversation on "Crumbling Cork" facilitated by historian and City Councillor Cllr Kieran Mc Carthy

4.30pm

Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay

 

 Free Ticketed Events

Due to limited capacity and space, the events listed below required pre-booking. You will receive an Official Cork Heritage Open day Ticket which must be produced and handed to the Organiser/Heritage Open Day Volunteer of the given event at the start. All tickets are free and can be booked from the Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673 

 

 

Cork Heritage Open Day

Free Ticketed Events.

 

Event

Time

Venue

* Historical Tour of Cork City Hall. Cllr Kieran McCarthy.  Booking is essential as places are limited. Official Tickets must be produced on the day to participate. Contact: The Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673

11.00am

Cork City Hall, Anglesea St.

* Free Guided Tours of the Cork Circuit Court House. Booking is essential as places are limited! Official Tickets must be produced on the day to participate. Contact: The Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673

11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm & 2pm

Cork Circuit Courthouse, Washington Street

Guided Walking Tour about the Famine in the South Parish by Ronnie Herlihy of the Cork South Parish Historical Society(Booking is essential as places are limited! Official Tickets must be produced on the day to participate. Contact: The Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673

12noon

Meeting Point: Outside St Finbarres Hospital on Douglas Road

* Denise Gabuzda will give a talk entitled "A Measure of Love" - Quakers and the Famine in Cork. Booking is essential as places are limited. Official tickets must be produced to participate. Contact The Everyman Box Office Tel 021 4501673

2.30pm

Quaker Meeting House, Summer Hill South

* A Guided Walking Tour of South and North Main Street by Liam O'h'Uigin. Booking is essential as places are limited. Official Tickets must be produced to participate. Contact The Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673

3.30pm

Meeting Point: South Gate Bridge