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Uncovering thought-provoking stories, archival material, historic photographs and compelling witness statements, St. Peter’s Cork shines a spotlight on the city’s past with a brand new exhibition: Cork 1920 – The Burning of a City.
A hugely tumultuous year in the city’s lifespan, 1920 saw two Lord Mayors die tragically, martial law imposed and the British Crown forces’ image of invincibility wane. A shocking end to an already tension-filled year, 1920 came to a head with the devastating burning of the city on 11 December.
Complementing this stunning exhibition, throughout 2020 St. Peter’s Cork will also host a dedicated 1920-themed series of gatherings, talks and workshops.
Opening January 31st – December 2020