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Cork City Council Heritage Week / Seachtain Oidhreachta (26th of August – 3rd of September) Events Programme

Heritage Week / Seachtain Oidhreachta (26th of August – 3rd of September) is a week long celebration of Ireland’s Natural, Built and Cultural Heritage. The aim of Heritage Week is to raise awareness on Heritage Issues and to celebrate Ireland’s unique Culture and History.

Cork City Council is delighted to announce its programme of events to celebrate Heritage Week 2006. These events celebrate Cork City’s unique Heritage and covers areas such as Archaeology, Built Heritage, Natural Heritage and Cultural Heritage. These events are free of charge and are aimed at encouraging young and old to participate in events that celebrate the rich Heritage of Cork City.

Cork City Council would also like to hear from individuals or members of local historical societies, environmental groups, heritage societies or community groups who are organising a fun or educational Heritage related event during Heritage Week.

For Further information any of these events or for assistance on organising events for Heritage Week please contact:

Niamh Twomey, Heritage Officer,
Cork City Council,
Planning and Development Directorate,
Navigation House,
Albert Quay,
Cork
Email: heritage@corkcity.ie
or Tel: 021 4924018

 

Events Programme

Irish Walled Towns Day

Bell
Venue: St Anne’s, Shandon and City Hall Cork
Date: Sunday the 27th of August
Times: 11 a.m.
Access Details: N/A
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

On Irish Walled Towns Day the City Hall will fly the Walled Town Network Flag. Church bells will be rung at 11am. at St Anne’s Shandon to mark the day. For further details contact ciara_brett@corkcity.ie or tel: 021 4924705

 

Cork City Libraries Lecture Series

Venue: Central Library, Cork City Libraries, Grand Parade, Cork City
Date: During Heritage Week ie 26th – 3rd of September
Times: Various
Access Details: Full Wheelchair Access
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

Cork City Libraries are organising a series of 10-12 lectures to celebrate National Heritage Week. The lectures will cover a variety of topics from local heritage items to national history issues. Some children's lectures will also be scheduled. Commencing on Tuesday, 28th August there will be a series of talks running until the 8th of September. For further information contact Eamonn Kirwan, Email libraries@corkcity.ie, tel 021 4924900 or visit the Events Section of Cork City Libraries Website.

 

Cork Public Museum and Cork Traveller Women's Network Barrel Top Wagon

Venue: Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald Park The Mardyke Cork City
Date: 26th August to 3rd of September
Times: Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2.15 - 5 p.m.. Sat 11 a.m. -1 p.m., 2.15 - 4 p.m. Sun 3-5 p.m.
Access Details: Full Wheelchair Access
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

The Cork Public Museum is showcasing the Cork Traveler Women's Network Barrel Top Wagon Project during Heritage Week. The wagon was built in the National Sculpture Factory by a group of Traveler men and was out-fitted with handmade curtains and quilts by Traveler women. This is a permanent exhibition in the Cork Public Museum. . Traveler heritage and craftsmanship will be celebrated during Heritage Week by events such as the creation of a mosaic sign for the barrel top exhibition, the showing of a DVD created by Frameworks on the Wagon and a photographic exhibition of contemporary photographs of Travelers lives today in Cork. For further information please contact museum@corkcity.ie or tel: 021 4270679

 

Evening Talk on "Recent Archaeological Excavations in Cork City"

Jug
Venue: Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork City
Date: Tuesday the 29th of August
Times: 20.00
Access Details: Full Wheelchair Access
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

An evening talk will be given by two experienced archaeologists, Deborah Sutton, Sheila Lane and Associates, Consultant Archaeologists and Rose Cleary, UCC Archaeological Services Unit on "recent archaeological excavations in Cork City". The speakers will outline details of Corks hidden stories from times past For further details contact ciara_brett@corkcity.ie or tel: 021 4924705

 

Archives Exhibition

archive volumes
Venue: Cork City and County Archives Office,
Great William O Brien St, Cork City,
Date: 28th August – 1st of September
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2.30p.m. - 5 p.m.
Access Details: Full Wheelchair Access
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

Exhibition of documents from the collections of the Cork City and County Archives Service. For further information please contact archivist@corkcity.ie or tel 021 4505886

 

Lifetime Lab celebrating Water Heritage Day

Steam Engine
Venue: Lifetime Lab, Old Waterworks,
Lee Rd, Cork City
Date: 2nd September
Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Access Details: Full Wheelchair Access
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

The Lifetime Lab will celebrate Water Heritage Day by hosting a Water Open Day on Saturday 2nd September from 10am to 4pm. Children and adults can learn about water through a series of hands-on activities and hear the story of the old city waterworks which supplied water to the city for more than 200 years. A team of volunteers will be operating activity stands throughout the day to help visitors learn about water, the role it plays in our environment and the need to protect and conserve it. Visitors will also be able to explore the permanent modern interactive exhibition on the themes of water, energy, nature an waste located in the Lifetime Lab visitor centre, and view the boilers and huge steam engines that were used to pump water to supply the City of Cork. For further information log on to www.lifetimelab.ie, email lifetimelab@corkcity.ie or tel 021 4941500

 

Cork Heritage Open Day

St. Finbarrs Cathedral
Venue: Buildings of Interest throughout the City
Date: Saturday 2nd of September 2006
Time: Various
Access Details: Various
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

Cork Heritage Open Day will be held on Saturday the 2nd of September. This is a unique event celebrating the amazing architecture and history of the Built Heritage in the Cork City Region.. Many of the fascinating buildings have never been open to the public before and are relatively unknown to both the visitors and the citizens of Cork. Cork Heritage Open Day invites the public to “Sneak a Peek” behind the doors of Cork's hidden treasures and explore the unique story of Cork's Built Heritage. A detailed l list of participating buildings, the opening times, access details and background information on the individual buildings is available through the website www.corkheritageopenday.ie. For further information please contact heritage@corkcity.ie or tel 021 4924018

 

Community Heritage Events

Old Time Children’s Games

Venue: Glenamoy Park
Date: Saturday the 26th of August
Times: 12 a.m. – 6pm
Access Details: N/A
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

On Sat the 26th of August, the Ballinderry Parents Association will be organising an “Old Time Children’s Games” events at Glenamoy Park for the children living in the local housing estate. The games include Skipping; Ring a Rosie, Marbles, Tug of War and many more. This is a fun event aimed at young and old alike. The Parents Association would particularly welcome old and retired people to join the fun and share their knowledge of “Old Time Children’s Games”. For further information please contact Juliana Griffin at 021 4507618

 

Blackpool Historical Walk

Venue: Blackpool Community Centre
Date: Tuesday the 29th of August
Times: 7.30pm
Access Details: N/A
Suitable for Children: Yes
Admission: Free

 

Event Description:

On Tuesday the 29th of August, the Blackpool Historical Society will be organising a Historical Guided Tour of the Blackpool Area. This guided walk will reveal the hidden stories of Blackpool’s rich heritage. This event is aimed at young and old alike. For further information please contact Noreen Lynch on 021 4301489

 

Bat Talk & Walk in Cork City

Venue: Lough Community Centre, Greenmount, Cork
Date: Wednesday 30/08/2006
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free
Event Organiser/Organisation: Cork County Bat Group

Event Description:

Cork County Bat Group will host a bat talk and guided walk on Wednesday 30th August. Conor Kellegher will present an illustrated talk "Bats - Myths & Reality" in the Lough Community Centre, at 7pm. this will be followed by a guided bat detector walk around the Lough

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