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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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    17 May 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    Atlas of the Irish Revolution Exhibition

    The Atlas of the Irish Revolution  – from book to screen to exhibition –    The best-selling and award-winning Atlas of the Irish Revolution from Cork University Press is the anchor theme of a new exhibition at St. Peter’s Cork on North Main Street and will take up its residence from May until the end…



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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November 6, 2019

Colm Murphy Exhibition at St. Peter’s Cork

We are delighted to host an exhibition of new paintings by Cork painter, Colm Murphy from ...


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September 26, 2019

Susan Boyle’s Wine Goose Chase @St. Peter’s Cork

Susan Boyle loves wine. What’s more she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. S...


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September 24, 2019

Mary & Stephen Murphy – October on the Mezzanine

A Joint Exhibition of Art by Artists Mary & Stephen Murphy Oil Paintings & Fiber A...



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

Telephone: (021) 427 8187