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Take a step down memory lane as Cork celebrates Cork Heritage Open Day

On Saturday August 27th, prepare to take a step back in time as Cork plays host to Cork Heritage Open Day which is being organised by Cork City Council and will see over 38 buildings open their doors to the public for free for one day only.

The centre of Cork will be a hive of activity as Bishop Lucey Park will host Medieval Re-enactments and displays of weaponry, Active Pulse will perform “Stories by the Lee: Growing Up in Cork (1950’s to the 1970’s) in the Cork Central Library and Gael Taca will give a talk on placenames and proverbs. Cork song, music, poetry and literature will be celebrated in the inaugural Cork Coal Quay Festival while historian Gerry White will give a lecture on tales of sacrifice and courage during WW1 by Cork’s Victoria Crosses

Liam O’ hUigin will give a historical walking tour around the old walls of Cork City; Tom Spalding will deliver a walking tour on Cork’s 20th Century Architecture; while the Blackpool Historical Photographic Society will display a photographic exhibition of local schools.  Cork Central Library will mount a unique exhibition capturing Ireland through the lens of Colman Doyle while a display of the history of scouting from 1910 will take place in the 37th Scout Hall in Togher.

Venues such as City Hall, UCC Boole Library, the Cork Circuit Courthouse, the South Presentation Convent, Triskel Christchurch, Crawford Art Gallery, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery are offering free guided tours of their premises. A guided tour will also take place at 12.30pm in Blackrock Castle Telescope Tower and Dungeons; tours are also being offered in the beautifully designed Fota House

                        The Full Programme of Events is available on


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