Cork Heritage Open Day and Heritage Week

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Cork Heritage Open Day and Heritage Week

Date: Aug 19-27

Place: St Peter's Cork

Tickets: Free Entry - All Welcome

It’s August folks so that can only mean one thing…..National Heritage Week. St Peter’s Cork is delighted to be hosting a number of excellent heritage exhibitions and events throughout 19th-27th August. In particular, we are looking forward to Cork Heritage Open which launches the week-long programme of events.

Cork Heritage Open Day is an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors a like to get a behind the scenes view of some of the city’s oldest and most interesting buildings. Here in St Peter’s our staff will offering free guided tours of the grounds and exhibition of our 12th century church and the medieval laneways of North Main Street. See below for some of the highlights at St Peter’s throughout the week:

Coal Quay Photo Exhibition  (19-27 Aug)

This exhibition of old maps and illustrations showcases the good auld Coal Quay Market in the heart of Cork City! Get a glimpse into the Coal Quay in its former days with its quintessential traders dressed in traditional shawls! An award-winning photo exhibition with unmissable images of the Coal Quay’s past.

Cork LGBT Archives Exhibition (19-27 Aug)

Journey through the development of Cork’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities in the 1970’s-1990’s. Using items from the Cork LGBT Archive, key moments in the development of LGBT Communities in Cork are highlighted in the exhibition, with links to the Queer Republic of Cork book (published December 2016).

Historical Walk and Talk through Middle Parish (19th August- Cork Heritage Open Day)

For Cork Heritage Open Day, join local historian Liam O’ hÚigín for a free tour of the Middle Parish (The Marsh Area of Cork City)!  Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in Cork’s colourful past.
Contact the Everyman (021 4501673) to book your place.

Family History Day (27th August 11am-3pm)

Do you have a query about an elusive ancestor or are you looking for help on getting started with your family research? Learn how to discover the secrets of your family tree with a day of talks and consultations with genealogy experts.


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

Telephone: (021) 427 8187