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Projects

Cork A Trip Down Memory Lane

The Echo has been a proud supporter of Cork Heritage Open Day since it began in 2005 and recognises the importance of celebrating the rich built heritage of Cork. As a newspaper The Echo have been part of Cork's landscape since 1892 and values the role it plays in highlighting the wealth of cultural and historical buildings that we are lucky to have in Cork and does so daily on its pages on Echolive.ie. The Echo will continue to support the people of Cork into the future as these institutions being to reopen their doors and welcome the public once more.

Cork A Scrapbook through time created by Tim McCoy

Watch and see some of the old well-known scenes of Cork City being transformed into the way some of the City looks today by using the system of Morphing.

A Walk Through Cork’s Past....via the Shandon Area History Group Facebook Page

Check out a series of photos from Cork’s past; posted every day for the duration of Heritage Week. Read about some Cork women & their extraordinary role in the revolutionary years 1916-23 in a series of short biographies.

Follow in the footsteps of Cork women, Kate “Birdie” Conway and discover how this internationally renowned opera singer took centre stage in Cork Cumann na mBan during 1920s. Kate-Birdie-Conway

Genealogy

This video by David Ryan will guide you through some of the main sources available online to help trace your family Cork history.

Chronicles of Covid

Chronicles of Covid, the Cork Folklore Project COVID-19 Collection, was established in March 2019 and worked on a range of online platforms to document the sights, sounds, everyday actions, thoughts and conversations around us during the pandemic, so that our community has a record of these times that will endure. The Cork Folklore Project, a community-based oral history archive (www.corkfolklore.org)

For access to Chronicles of Covid, the Cork Folklore Project COVID-19 Collection visit https://corkfolklore.org/cork-folklore-projects-covid-19-chronicles-collection/

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Cork LGBT Digital Archive

www.corklgbtarchive.com

The Cork LGBT Archive, created by Orla Egan, aims to preserve and share information on Cork’s rich history of LGBT activism and community formation. There is a physical collection, which is housed in the Cork Public Museum. There is a digital collection, which can be found on www.corklgbtarchive.com and also on the Digital Repository of Ireland, and on Europeana.

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Shandon Urban Orienteering Heritage Route

For Heritage week Cork City Council Conservation Office announced a new initiative to develop a permanent orienteering route through the Architectural Conservation Area of Shandon. The project combines creativity, activity and heritage all in one. The first phase involves a competition to select 5 drawings that will be permanently on display at orienteer checkpoints in the Shandon Area. All information  on our webpage corkcity.ie/orienteering. If you would like more information please contact the project directly corkurbanorienteer@gmail.com 

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