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Heritage Week 2009 - events in Cork city


Once again Cork city is celebrating its unique and fascinating heritage during Heritage Week 2009 which takes place from the 22nd to the 30th August.  A range of exciting and fun events are taking place through out the city which include several walking tours including a guide to street furniture of the city, the old Blackrock railway line and Christ King Church. There will also be a series of lectures on a variety of interesting topics ranging from the North Cathedral to the city wall and an array of  exhibitions on subjects such as the life Sean O Riada, Rare Cork Tokens and Coins and Collins Barracks military history to name a few. 


Some of the highlights of the week are Cork City Medieval Day which includes historical medieval re-enactments, displays of weaponry and armor and a series of children’s activities. The family fun day will take place in Bishop Lucey Park from 11am to 5pm on Sunday the 23rd  August.


Another exciting event Cork Heritage Open Day will be held on Saturday the 29th  August. Cork Heritage Open Day celebrates the amazing architecture and history of the Built Heritage in the Cork city when for one day only, 33 buildings will open their doors free of charge for this special event. Now in its fifth year the programme includes many of the favourite buildings from previous years eg Masonic Lodge, Custom House and the Unitarian Church to name a few and some new additions which include the Elysian, Webworks, the Cork Opera House and Heineken Murphy’s Brewery.


Information on all these events is available on or Brochures are also available by calling to Cork City Council's Planning & Development Reception Desk, City Hall, Cork, by telephoning 021 4924757 or emailing

For further information on this information please contact:

Niamh Twomey

Heritage Officer

021 4924018


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