Cork Heritage Week 2012

Heritage Week 2012 ( took place from 18th August 2012 to 26th August 2012.  This year, Cork Heritage Open Day was held on Saturday, 18th August 2012 and kicked off the week long events for Heritage Week.  The week ran until Sunday, 26th with many events, talks, exhibitions, walks, workshops, etc. taking place all over the city.

The full programme of Heritage Week events in Cork City was outlined in the brochure at the bottom of this page.

In addition the following events also took place during Heritage Week:

Sunday, 19th August 2012, 3 p.m.:- Heritage Week Family Sunday Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC.  For further information contact

Monday, 20th August 2012:-  Historical walking tour of Cork City with Cllr Kieran McCarthy, meet at St. Finbarre's Cathedral, 11 a.m., discover the early origins of the city, learn about Cork's former Viking age core and the Anglo-Norman Walled town, (duration: two hours).

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 - CANCELLED - Due to circumstances beyond the control of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society the Beamish and Crawford Brewery tour at 7 p.m. cannot go ahead.  It will be replaced with a tour of Elizabeth Fort at the same time and date (7 p.m., 22nd August).

Thursday, 23rd August, 2012:-  Take a walk on the wild side of the Atlantic Pond with Jim Wilson at 6 p.m. followed by a bat walk with Conor Kelleher at 7.30 p.m.  Organised by Irish Wildlife Trust/Bat Group/BirdWatch Ireland for Heritage Week.  Meet at the entrance to the Atlantic Pond (at the car park river side of Pairc Uí Chaoimh).  For further information, please email

Friday, 24th August, 2012, 1 p.m.:- Art Tour - Taking a Line for a Walk, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC.  For further information contact

Saturday, 25th August 2012:-  Views from a Park, historical walking tour with Cllr Kieran McCarthy through the site of the new regional park, formerly the Kinsale Road Landfill, 11 a.m., free event, carparking on site, meet at central marquee, (duration: 1.5 hours).

You can keep up to date with events in Cork City and County throughout Heritage Week on the National Heritage website as follows:






Cork City Heritage Week Brochure 2012(1,713KB)