Cork Harbour Festival Lunchtime Lectures

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Cork Harbour Festival Lunchtime Lectures

Date: June 6-8

Place: St Peter's Cork

Tickets: Free Entry All Welcome

St Peter’s Cork is thrilled to see the return of the Cork Harbour Festival’s lunchtime lectures. Since the packed out lunchtime discussions in 2016 we’ve been looking forward to the 2017 programme. To celebrate Cork’s rich maritime culture, we are hosting 3 history lectures by experts in Cork’s maritime past. Grab your coffee at Portafilter and join these fascinating guest speakers for a great afternoon.

If you’re hungry for more maritime history be sure to check out our own exhibition A City by the Sea!


All lectures are scheduled for lunchtime 13:00-14:00.

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June 6th: Cork Women, American Sailors and the Riots of 1917-1918 with Dr. John Borgonovo of UCC’s School of History.

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June 7th: The Royal Navy, Martello Towers and Coastal fortifications in County Cork with historian and archaeologist Damien Shiels.

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June 8th: West Cork Fisheries 1700-1920 with Rachel Murphy, researcher on the ‘Deep Maps’ study of West Cork Coastal cultures.

About the Festival:

Cork Harbour Festival
Saturday 3 June – Sunday 11 June 2017

Cork Harbour Festival is the largest annual event in Cork Harbour offering a nine day celebration of Cork’s maritime culture, from 3rd  – 11th  June 2017.  Kicking off on the June Bank Holiday weekend the festival features 60 events taking place in Cork City as well as in 15 harbour towns and villages.

There are a variety of events to dive into, from water activities to guided walks, open days to open sails, seafood market to seaweed foraging and so much more. 

Whether a visitor to the region or a native Corkonian, come and experience the spectacular fleet of boats taking part in Ocean to City – An Rás Mór from the many vantage points along the harbour.

So why not go crab fishing in Cobh; explore our many heritage sites; brave a guided ghostly trail; sail in the harbour or come for a kayak and discover Cork City from a different perspective.

Now in its third year, the festival celebrates Cork Harbour as a natural and cultural resource, with the communities and their stories at the heart of it.

There are plenty of free family events happening throughout the festival. So, come and join us for a magical maritime week!

For more info on the fantastic Cork Harbour Festival visit their website:




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Cork, City in the Republic of Ireland H62 DV76

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