Discover Cork: Schools Heritage Project 21st Year

The Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project is aimed at both primary and post primary level.  Project books may be submitted on any aspect of Cork’s rich past. Suggested topics and ideas are listed in the project brochure. The theme for this year’s project is “The Value of the Past”.

FREE and important project support in the form of funded workshops (socially distanced, virtual or hybrid) led by Cllr Kieran McCarthy in participating schools will be held in September and October 2022. The workshop is approx. 45min, may be delivered in-person visit to your school or virtually, and will offer participating students ideas for compilation and resources.

FREE Workshop support is also available to schools who have never entered before and wish to have a workshop just to see how the project works. 


The fourth-class level is open to fourth class students. The primary senior level is open to students of fifth and sixth class. Post primary entrant/s will be placed in Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate levels. The post primary level is open to any year from first to sixth year. A student may enter as an individual or as part of a group or as part of a class project.

Download an entry form here or for more details click here 

The overall Project continues to encourage and work with Cork students in celebrating, highlighting, debating and creating fresh approaches to our cultural heritage. Research and creativity are encouraged in an effort to create relevancy, awareness and appreciation of the past amongst young people. The Project also focuses on students gaining acknowledgement and self-confidence from their work.

There are prizes for best projects – trophies, book tokens, digital cameras and school workshops to be won. Certificates will be given to all entrants.