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‌‌‌‌‌Cork Heritage Open Day is a unique event, which is held on the first Saturday of Cork Heritage Week.  Cork Heritage Open Day took place on Saturday, August 20th and saw over 42 buildings open their doors to the public for one day only.  A series of guided walking tours, heritage events, exhibitions, talks and children's events also took place.  All events were free.

Cork City Council would like to thank all the building owners, event organisers and participants who helped make this a great day!

Cork Heritage Open Day is organized by Cork City Council as part of Heritage Week in partnership with the Heritage Council and with media sponsorship from Cork's 96FM and the Evening Echo.

 

 

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Guided Tours at 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon and 1 pm
Self-Guided Tours from 10 am to 12 noon & 2 pm to 6 pm
Backwater Artists Group are offering tours between 2 pm and 4 pm with no booking required at the Backwater Studio, Wandesford Quay.  CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm.  
Heritage tours of Blackrock Castle at 10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am, 11.30 am @ Blackrock Castle Observatory. Online Booking Essential.  See www.bco.ie
There will be demonstrations by Stonemason Joe Fahy on dressing stone and how to build stone.  At 12 pm Stonemason James Fahy will give a talk on the Secret Masons Language @ Carpenter's Hall, 6 Fr. Mathew Quay
Guided Tours of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design at 11 am and 2 pm
 
Guided tour of City Hall, Anglesea Street at 11 am.  Booking essential.  Places are limited.  Official tickets must be produced to participate.   To book contact The Everyman Box Office at 021 - 4501673.  
 
Liam Curtin from Civic Trust House will give a talk at 4 pm on Civic Trust House's history as an arts centre in Cork
1pm - 5 pm
12 noon to 3 pm
Guided tours at 11.45 am, 12.30pm, 1.15 pm and 2 pm.  Booking essential.  Tel: The Everyman Box Office at 021- 4501673
"For the Record Cork and the Easter Rising 1916" Exhibition.  Guided Tours at 11.30 am, 12.30pm and 2.00 pm at Cork City and County Archives, 32 Great William O'Brien Street, Blackpool
Guided tours at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm at Broadcasting House, St. Patrick's Place.  Booking is essential for all guided tours of Cork's 96FM.  Places are limited.  Official tickets must be produced on the day to participate.  Contact The Everyman Box Office: Tel: 021 4501673.
Guided tours of the Cork Opera House at 1 pm and 2 pm.  Places limited and are available on a first come first served basis.
11 am to 1 pm, 2.15 pm to 4 pm
 
From 11 am to 3 pm - Try your hand at identifying the bones of pre-historic animals and the remains of ancient crops in a "hands on" session.  Have a go at grinding grain in a pre-historic hand mill.  Enjoy butter churning demonstrations and the opportunity to taste the results with some pre-historic style bread. 
 
Exhibition "In Their Own Words: Cork Stories, Easter 1916". 
12 noon - 4 pm

Fine Art Print Workshops in the Crawford Art Gallery.  Three two hour sessions starting at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm.  Booking essential. 021 4907862 / 4907857

Historical tours of Custom House, Custom Quay at 12 pm, 1 pm & 2 pm.  Places limited and booking is essential - please call 021 4625375 to reserve your place

At 3 pm Military Historian Gerry White will give a talk titled Order, Counter-order and Disorder - Cork in Easter 1916.  Booking for the talk is essential.  Places are limited.  Offical tickets must be produced on the day to participate.  Contact The Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673

Medieval Family Fun Day 10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Guided tours will be running every hour throughout the day (commencing 10.30 am). 

A guided tour of The Everyman will take place at 3 pm.  Numbers strictly limited.  Booking essential on 021 4501673.

10 am - 2 pm

Guided tours of Firkin Crane, John Redmond Street will take place on the hour at 12 noon through to 3pm.  No booking required for guided tours.

Railway historian Patrick Walsh will give a talk on The Decline of Railways in Cork 1932-1976 at 11 am in Firkin Crane.  Booking for the talk is essential.  Places are limited.  Official tickets must be produced on the day to participate.  To book contact The Everyman Box Office on Tel 021 4501673

Complimentary tour of Fota House and access to the Victorian Frame Yard Garden by pre-booked guided tour. House tour times 11 am, 12.30 pm, 2 pm and 3.30 pm, Victorian Frameyard Garden tour times 12 noon and 1.30 pm. Advance booking essential as places limited.  Email: events@fotahouse.com or phone 021 4815543

Open 10 am - 5 pm.  Drawing Tour: UCC Art Collection  The Glucksman invites you on a drawing tour of the UCC Art Collection.  Learn about the artworks while developing your own drawing skills.  1 pm to 2.30 pm at The Glucksman Forecourt.  Booking essential on 021-4901844 or info@glucksman.org
Guided tour of brewery will take place from 11 am - 1 pm
Water Heritage Open Day 11 am - 4 pm at the Lifetime Lab @ Old Cork Waterworks, Lee Road
12 noon to 3 pm 
10.30 am - 5 pm
10am - 2pm
Guided tours of the building will take place on the hour at 12 pm through to 3 pm at the National Sculpture Factory, Albert Road
12 noon - 4 pm. Guided tours of Gael Choláiste Mhuire AG, An Mhainistir Thuaidh throughout the day.
The Quaker Meeting House, Summerhill South will be open from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Guided tours of St. Angela's College will take place at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.  Booking for the tours is essential.  Places are limited.  Official tickets must be produced on the day to participate.  Contact The Everyman Box Office Tel: 021 4501673.
Free Self-Guided tour of the tower and bells and the church interior throughout the day from 10 am - 3 pm
Guided tours of St. Fin Barre's Cathedral at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm.  Explanation and demonstration of the Cathedral Bells in the North Bell Tower throughout the day.
11 am - 2 pm

Middle Parish / Coal Quay Historical Society award winning photo exhibition of COAL QUAY will be on display. 12 pm - Talk and guided tour of current exhibitions on display at St. Peter's.  Curated by Rachel Abraham, Rebellion! explores the people and organisations that went beyond the ideals of an Irish Republic and laid the foundations for its reality.  Central Statistics Office: "Life in 1916 Ireland: Stories from statistics"  - A visual exhibition highlighting the different lives in 1916 to modern Ireland.  Using key figures from early census information to contemporary Ireland's statistics this exhibition shines a light on the very different worlds of the two eras.

10 am - 1 pm
Open 10 am to 4 pm.  Sound Art Installation at Triskel Christchurch.   Triskel Arts Centre presents (RE) writing (Hi)story (A Sonic Opera) as part of their Centenary programme "After the Rising".  Using the names of all seven of the 1916 leaders and the Proclamation as the main text, pioneering sound artist Danny McCarhty has reconfigured the writing to form mesostics, which are intersections of vertical and horizontal texts forming complex and visually striking poetry.  The sound installation is an all-encompassing aural experience in the church space.  Danny McCarthy will give a talk on the sound and art installation at 1 pm.   
Open 10 am - 4.30 pm.  Enjoy our alternative Craft Fair on Cork Heritage Open Day.  In light of next years' tercentenary - volunteers will give talks on the history of the church.  These talks will be held on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm.

Cork Heritage Open Day is an event organised by Cork City Council as part of Heritage Week 2016 in partnership with the Heritage Council with media sponsorship from Cork's 96FM and the Evening Echo.

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