Cork Heritage Open Day which is organised by Cork City Council in partnership with the Heritage Council, is a wonderful celebration of the built heritage in the city. To mark the start of National Heritage Week, Cork Heritage Open Day will take place virtually on Saturday August 14.
The website www.corkheritageopenday.ie will go live on Saturday August 14 and will feature guided tours of over 45 historic buildings from all over Cork City including Old Cork Waterworks Experience, Riverstown House in Glanmire, the Quaker Meeting House and Graveyard, The Maryborough Hotel, Cork Opera House, The Courthouse on Washington Street, Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills, Blarney Castle, Cork City Hall, Cork Savings Bank, St Luke’s Church and Military Museum, Collins Barracks.
Old Cork Waterworks Experience is open to visitors throughout the day with tickets available online here.
For the first time, Cork Heritage Open Day, celebrates the natural heritage of Cork and members of the public can enjoy a wonderful guided tour of the Mangala in Douglas with William O’Halloran and a fascinating insight into the Glen River Park with Julie Forrester and Gerard O’Brien. For those wishing to test their knowledge of the streets, bridges and buildings in Cork, historian Liam O’hÚigín has created a special quiz for Cork Heritage Open Day!
www.corkheritageopenday.ie also features wonderful archival footage of Cork including the 1902 International Exhibition, the Burning of Cork and the Street Games Played in Cork in the 1950’s.
All you need to do is click on www.corkheritageopenday.ie and check out the jam-packed fun programme of online events for Cork Heritage Open Day.