All you need is a comfy pair of shoes.
A selection of fascinating historical walking tours have been organised as part of this year’s Cork Heritage Open Day on Saturday, August 13th.
More than 30 historic buildings in the city will open their doors to the public for the first time in three years, offering an opportunity to peek inside Cork Savings Bank, the Masonic Hall, Riverstown House, and the Courthouse on Anglesea Street, as well as Heineken Ireland and the Quaker Meeting House and Graveyard.
The Naval Vessel LE George Bernard Shaw will also take part.
The best way to explore Cork is on foot and there are a number of walking tours to choose from in the programme for 2022, including:
- Musician Ruti Lachs will guide you on a walking tour of the historic Jewish sites in the city and will tell the stories of the music, traditions, and culture of the orthodox Jews who made their home in Cork 130 years ago.
- Historian Liam O’ hÚigín will give a tour of St Joseph’s Cemetery on Tory Top Road in Ballyphehane.
- Thomas Heising will give a guided walking tour of key geological locations in Cork City.
- Antóin O’Callaghan will explore the main enriching elements that make up the city’s-built heritage.
A series of talks will also take place, including architect Seán Antóin Ó’ Muirí on the work of Sir John Benson, taking place in Carpenters Hall, former docker Liam Corcoran’s talk about the lives and experiences of Cork dockers in the City Library and Frank Donaldson on explosions in the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills from 1803 to 1902, happening in Ballincollig Regional Park.
The full list of Cork Heritage Open Day walking tours is available here.