Cultural Partners

List of our city and county wide partners in culture and heritage.

Cork City Archives

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Cork City and County Archives service (CCCA) was the first local government archives service established in Ireland and it remains one of the largest such services in Ireland. In 2006, CCCA moved to a new purpose built centre, the Seamus Murphy Building, that offers the most modern facilities for the preservation and use of archives. This centre was built by Cork City Council.

Cork City Library Cork City Libraries

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Is a service of Cork City Council. Cork City Libraries provides a range of library and information services to the people of Cork, and, through our websites, to anyone interested in the history and culture of Cork. The Cork City Libraries network comprises of the City Library, local libraries, a service to housebound persons, and an online presence. We provide books, CDs, DVDs, videos and audiobooks, for use within the library or for home use, and a full range of learning, reference and information services and resources, in particular at the City Library. We also provide computers with fast Internet access throughout our network of libraries, and eBooks and audiobooks downloadable to users’ own devices.

UCC Library

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At University College Cork Library we offer innovative services, resources and spaces that align with your learning, teaching and research needs.  The Library consists of the Boole Library and branch Library Boston Scientific Health Sciences Library. We support the UCC community and bring together many sources of information not readily available elsewhere in Munster. 

We are continually developing new and improved ways to support you throughout your learning journey, and effective channels to collaborate with staff.

Crawford Art Gallery

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Crawford Art Gallery, a National Cultural Institution and regional art museum for Munster, is dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. Located in the heart of Cork city, beside the Opera House, the Gallery is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions is free. 

The Gallery's permanent collection comprises almost 4,000 works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome. The collection is particularly strong in Irish art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Lifetime Lab

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Old Cork Waterworks Experience offer a warm welcome ensuring your visit is enjoyable and memorable. Journey though our Victorian Architecture, Discover some of Cork's Industrial Heritage, Investigate our Interactive Exhibits & enjoy a coffee in our playground & garden. 

Old Cork Waterworks Experience is a 5 minute drive from Cork City Centre and a short walk from Fitzgeralds Park, Cork City Gaol , University College Cork and local bus routes.

Old Cork Waterworks Experience also hosts coffee dock/snack shop and an outdoor picnic area.

Nano Nagel Place

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Seven years ago the buildings of the South Presentation Convent were in a perilous position. As the area around the convent changed, the need for the school complex the site housed declined and the school closed its doors in 2006. Most of the buildings, some over 200 years old, sat empty with just a few resident sisters to maintain them.

The Presentation Sisters had to plan for the future. With so many listed buildings housed upon it, the site was of little development value. What was to be done?

The Presentation Sisters decided to act, just as their foundress had done nearly two hundred and fifty years before. They set up a company, appointed a voluntary board, and put in place plans to redevelop ‘South Pres’ as a special place for the people of Cork City.

Independence Museum Kilmurray

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The village of Kilmurry was a hotbed of rebel activity through the Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. Now that same determination, including over a decade of voluntary work and persistence, has resulted in the creation of Independence Museum Kilmurry.

The new museum will be a historical and recreational hub for the greater Lee Valley and West Cork regions. Kilmurry’s close proximity to Kilmichael, Béal na Bláth, Crossbarry and other War of Independence sites gives it a key role in telling our country’s story in the decade of centenaries. The collection includes the wheel from the Crossley Tender used in the Kilmichael Ambush, a man-trap used to catch poachers, Tom Barry’s suitcase and artefacts relating to Terence MacSwiney, among many others.