The launch by the Lord Mayor Councillor John Buttimer of the fourth Cork Walks trail – University Walk, took place on Thursday the 20th September at 6pm in University College Cork. It was followed by a brief talk by historian Antoin O’Callaghan at 7pm.
Cork City Council has developed a series of four heritage related walking trails in the City Centre, called Cork Walks. They are funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. This year, University Walk, is also being supported by University College Cork.
These walking trails link places and buildings of heritage interest throughout the city from the steps and steeples of Shandon, the religious, archaeology and arts of the South Parish, the medieval to modern of the City Centre and the academic environs of University College Cork. As well as being very informative and interesting to local people, the walks provide a very attractive and enjoyable experience to tourists and visitors to Cork City.
Cork Walks are free self guided walks consisting of interpretive panels with local historic information, written by local historians including Peter Foynes, Ronnie Herlihy, Antoin O'Callaghan and John Borgonovo. There are also colour coded finger posts for guidance between the panels and a brochure with a map and description of sights along the way. Each trail takes approximately 1.5 hours each but can be tailored to the interest and fitness level of the individual or group.
Cork Walks Brochures are available from Cork City Council (Transportation Dept) and the Tourist Office and will be downloadable from the Cork City Council website www.corkcity.ie from October.
For further information Contact Niamh O Brien - Tel 021 4924792 or Niamh Twomey - Tel 021 4924018