The Origins of Cork- Evening Lecture Series

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The Origins of Cork- Evening Lecture Series

Date: Tuesdays from 16th Jan

Place: St Peter's Cork

Tickets: Free Entry

It is with great pleasure that St Peter’s Cork have teamed up with the Department of Archaeology in UCC to deliver a series of animated talks on the history of Cork, entitled The Origins of Cork.

We will be hosting a a free lecture every Tuesday evening from 16th January for six week. Each evening, a new expert will sit with us and discussing a fascinating aspect of our city’s history.

With the help and support of Professor William O’Brien we will be welcoming some excellent speakers to discuss specialist areas of our history. The full schedule is below and we invite you to join us in the deep midwinter, to sit around St Peter’s Cork and listen to rich stories of Cork City’s heritage.

Space is limited so please do arrive early for each talk, every event starts at 5pm sharp. We look forward to welcoming you there. For further queries on these lectures, please contact Eileen O’Shea, Programme and Event Manager at St Peter’s via email:

St Peter’s Cork & UCC Archaeology Public Talks

  • 16th January.   William O’Brien ‘The prehistory of Cork’
  • 23rd January.   Tomas O Carragain ‘What might St Finbarr’s monastery have looked like?’
  • 30th January.   Maurice Hurley ‘The ‘origins and early development of Cork City’
  • 6th February.   Rose Cleary ‘Archaeological excavations at South Main Street’
  • 13th February.   Clare McCutcheon ‘Pottery and trade connections in Medieval Cork’
  • 20th February.  Colin Rynne ‘The early industrial heritage of Cork city’

More information on the talks and events to follow, with frequent updates on our Facebook page:

These events are a proud partnership between St Peter’s Cork and University College Cork.

All events are free of charge and all are very welcome.

The Origins of Cork- a series of lectures on the rich history of Cork City


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

Telephone: (021) 427 8187