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Cork Heritage Open Day

Cork Heritage Open Day was a unique event held on Saturday the 2nd of September 2006, which celebrated the amazing architecture and history of the Built Heritage in the Cork City Region.

Members of the public were allowed a glimpse of nearly 30 of Cork’s most fascinating buildings free of charge. Many of these breathtaking buildings had never been open to the public in this manner before and were relatively unknown to visitors and the citizens of Cork.

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Councillors Deirdre Clune, Mr Alan Campbell, Provincial Grand Master of Free Masons in Cork, Niamh Twomey, Heritage Officer, Lord Mayor Councillor Michael Ahern,
Councillor Jim Corr

Cork Heritage Open Day was opened by the Lord Mayor Cllr Michael Ahern at the Masonic Lodge on Tuckey St. This was the first time the Masonic Hall was open to the public and many of the historic items associated with Freemasonry in Cork as well as the impressive Masonic Lodge were on display to the public.

The Lord Mayor paid tribute to all of the building owners and proprietors participating Cork Heritage Open Day for their generosity and support for this exciting event.

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Lord Mayor Councillor Michael Ahern and Mr Alan Campbell, Provincial Grand Master of Free Masons in Cork

The event was greeted with great enthusiasm by building owners and members of the public alike, with an estimated 3000 visits made in total to the participating buildings.

The event was organized by Cork City Council, in association with Cork County Council and the Dept of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

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Interior of the Masonic Lodge

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