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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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    Throughout 2019
    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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    Jan-Feb 2019
    A Prehistory of Cork: Public Talks by Dr William O’Brien UCC

    New Archaeology Lecture Series  Early last year, Dr William O’Brien designed a series of lectures with colleagues from UCC called the Origins of Cork. Last year’s series were hugely popular, and looked at a broad selection of historic periods in Cork. We loved hosting the events here in St Peter’s and we are delighted that…

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    12th - 27th January
    Create: The Art of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

    Our first art exhibition of 2019 is CREATE: The Art of Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HRB Clinical Network Trial and the INFANT Centre, Cork, two important national research centres. CREATE is a free art exhibition on pregnancy and newborn journeys, the people who make them, and the research that…



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 Cork 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 in-house café (serving specialty Cork coffee & treats!) 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. At St. Peter’s Cork 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 options below.


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January 28, 2019

Iverni: A Prehistory of Cork (Book PDF)

Please find here the link to download Iverni: A Prehistory of Cork by Dr. William O’...


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December 21, 2018

Season’s Greetings 2018!

Festive Season Wishes from St Peter’s Cork It’s the most wonderful time of the ye...


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December 15, 2018

Christmas Opening Times

From all at St. Peter’s Cork, we wish our friends, visitors and neighbours a very ha...



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

Telephone: (021) 427 8187