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Over 40 new videos of archival footage and guided tours of historic buildings in Cork to be featured on www.corkheritageopenday.ie as Cork Heritage Open Day takes place virtually.

To mark the start of Heritage Week and Cork Heritage Open Day, Cork Heritage Open Day.ie will go live on Saturday August 15th and members of the public will be able to explore virtually some of Cork’s finest historic buildings including Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills, Blarney Castle, Fota House, Trinity Presbyterian Church, the Back Water Artists Building, St Peter’s Cork, the Custom House Port of Cork, Triskel Christchurch, the Crawford Art Gallery, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, the National Sculpture Factory, the Everyman, Heineken Ireland, Cork Savings Bank, Unitarian Church and Fitzgerald House, home to the Cork Chamber.

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The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh said

“I’m delighted that Cork Heritage Open Day is going ahead this year as a “virtual” event. I want to commend all the buildings and heritage organisations involved in this event who have embraced this new way of engaging with the public”  

Throughout Cork Heritage Open Day and Cork Heritage Week (August 15th to August 23rd) a series of interviews on a wide range of historic events and buildings in Cork will be available on the website.

Discover the history of the Cork Jewish community and take part in a Cork Jewish Culture Virtual Walking Tour. Produced and presented by local musician, Ruti Lachs, and supported by Cork City Council, the Virtual Walk focusses on seven Jewish sites in the city, with stories, poems, history, songs, and music from members of the Cork communities, past and present.

 

Take a step back in time on the website and enjoy wonderful footage of Cork, heritage videos, history quizzes and drawing competitions.

 

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