We have an exciting line-up of events and activities for Heritage Week 2018 which runs from the 18th – 26th August.
This week is a great opportunity to be a tourist in your own city and discover cork culture and history!
We have guided walking tours, exhibitions and a street-wide celebration of the 1950s and 1960s. Check out the schedule of events and plan your Heritage Week 2018.
Cork Heritage Open Day
Saturday August 18th is the big event of Heritage Week, it’s Cork Heritage Open Day!
At St. Peter’s Cork and the whole of North Main Street, we’re celebrating heritage in style from 10am to 5pm 🙂 Join a street-wide celebration of life on North Main Street in the 50’s and 60’s with family-friendly events including live music, interactive vintage games and guest speakers to keep you entertained! All welcome to this free event of Vintage North Main Street! Handy parking at North Main Street Car Park.
Cork Historic Spine Walking Tour
Date: Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd August
Join us for a free guided tour of Cork’s most historic streets and sites: the Historic Spine of Cork! Take a walk through Cork’s colourful past with tales of monks, vikings and local legends!
All are welcome on this free tour, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The tour will commence from St. Finbarre’s Cathedral (main gates) and end at Cork’s iconic Shandon Tower, taking in sites along the way! This tour is free but booking is essential! Book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 427 8187. The tour lasts approx 1hr 45 mins.
North Main Street Walking Tour
Date: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th August
Historian and genealogist David Ryan will lead a FREE tour of North Main Street in 1901. This tour is based on the 1901 census and will look at the families who lived on the street at the time and the conditions they lived in. No booking required just arrive at St. Peter’s Cork for the start of the tour. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
We also have our cultural and heritage exhibitions for you to explore at your pace. We currently have 2 heritage exhibitions: A City by the Sea which recounts the tale of Cork’s maritime past with images and maps from times gone-by. Cork’s Distilling Legacy by Jameson is a pop-up exhibition we have looking into Cork’s long tradition of whiskey-making. Finally, head up to our mezzanine gallery for our latest local art exhibition!
Enjoy a fresh brew in our café while you plan your heritage week activities. Ask our staff for up to date info on events and activities around the city and pick up heritage week brochures at our reception desk.
Heritage here we come 🙂