Cork City is fortunate to have such a great array of built heritage which maps and mirrors this diverse and continuous change in Cork and its citizens, from the Vikings through to the Victorians and into the modern era.

Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 pandemic our ability to interact and visit these amazing buildings is restricted, reduced or not allowed at all.

As social distancing becomes our new reality, we encourage people to take the opportunity to notice our fantastic built heritage albeit from a distance

To that end this year Cork City Council with support from the Heritage Council and our media sponsors Corks 96 FM and the Echo, has prepared a “virtual” Cork Heritage Open Day where we invite you to take an online adventure and explore many of the buildings usually open to the public for this event, using the website. You can take a virtual tour of many buildings, listen to interviews with the building owners who give their personal insights into their buildings and hear local historians talk about a variety of fascinating topics. In addition we have coordinated a number of online heritage week events ranging from natural heritage videos, virtual walking tours and fun quizzes and competitions