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Throughout the year we will be hosting a range of wonderful public exhibitions and events as well as various private events.
Explore what’s happening right now in St. Peter’s Cork.

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    Jan 1 to May 2017

    During 2016 St. Peter’s will be home to the Rebellion! exhibition curated by Rachel Abraham which explores the people and organisations that went beyond the ideals of an Irish Republic and laid the foundations for its reality. It places the Rising in context by outlining the issues of the time, e.g. home rule and the […]

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    Throughout 2017
    A City by the Sea

    ‘Cork has been pivotal to the history of Ireland for a thousand years but the city and harbour also have astonishingly strong connections to the history of the wider world. In the medieval age, ships were constantly rolling into the harbour from France, Portugal and Spain. Then came the Tudor explorers en route to the […]

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    April 4th-17th
    “Out and About in Cork”

    St Peter’s Cork is thrilled to team up with the fabulous team at Cope Foundation and the The Photo Legends as part of the Life Long Learning Festival. The Photo Legends present “Out and About in Cork”. This is a photography exhibition which will take place in St Peters Cork, North Main Street, from Tuesday April […]



St Peter’s Cork is situated in the heart of the Medieval city and is Cork’s oldest church with parts of the building dating back to 12th century. Though no longer a religious venue, the building is still open to the public and is a wonderful place to visit, an oasis of culture and heritage in the centre of the city. The venue can also be hired for corporate events, private receptions and even wedding ceremonies!

St Peter’s offers a fantastic introduction to Cork culture with a central exhibition, A City by the Sea, telling the story of Cork from early settlers to modern day. Our friendly staff will be happy to show you around the venue and offer further information on the latest exhibitions and events in St Peter’s and around the city.  

We are the halfway mark between the magnificent Elizabeth Fort and the beautiful Bells of Shandon, so call into us for a delicious coffee in our café Portafiler, by FILTER (a local favourite!) as you take in an exhibition and explore the unique and historic city of Cork.  We stock a full selection of city walking trails and our venue team are on call to help with any queries you may have, and indeed can design a bespoke walk just for you.

If you’re interested in our culture and heritage programme then please visit our events and exhibitions timeline from the top menu bar . We host monthly touring exhibitions by local artists and community groups as well as longer-running exhibitions on local and national history. We are also host events for the city’s many festivals and curate a lively programme of arts and heritage events.

We are open to the public 6 days a week completely free of charge. We invite you to pop in to enjoy our visitor centre and exhibitions. There is a lovely atmosphere, with indoor and outdoor seating. Come in and see our secret courtyard garden and escape to a peaceful haven and forget you are in the city centre.

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At St. Peter’s Cork we have a blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your needs regardless of the event. If you are looking for a venue that is beautiful, unique,and has the wow factor then please contact us and we would be delighted to discuss options with you. Alternatively please see our various options below.


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April 5, 2017

Choose Cork for your Corporate event

5 good reasons why Cork is great for your business event! Super Accessible! Great city cen...


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March 13, 2017

Cork: “A City By The Sea”

Explore Cork’s history with the sea in this new exhibition open to the public on March 1...


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February 15, 2017

An Alternative Wedding Venue in Cork

Are you looking for an alternative wedding venue in Cork? Are you someone that likes to br...



St. Peter's Cork
N Main St
Cork, City in the Republic of Ireland H62 DV76

Telephone: (021) 427 8187