A forgotten part of the city is welcoming new visitors.
Now six new walking tours organised by TEST SITE, a group working to turn a vacant site near the Bridewell Garda station into a temporary outdoor community space for city residents, will bring even more life to the Kyrl’s Quay area.
Co-created by Ailbhe Cunningham + Aoife Desmond, the project “works at the intersection of art, architecture and ecology” with a selection of interesting events and installations planned throughout the summer.
We are excited to announce a series of Walking Tours taking place this month. We have a great line-up of speakers leading the tours. Link in bio to sign up for the first tour taking place next Wednesday! #artsireland #keepwell#heritage #planning #ecology #art #archaelogy pic.twitter.com/IYVahZv5n2
— TEST SITE (@TESTSITEproject) June 3, 2021
The first of six planned walks will take place on Wednesday, June 9th at 6pm when Dr Colin Rynne, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork will guide walkers on a tour titled Industrial Heritage, focusing on timber processing industries at Kyrls Quay, on Wednesday 9th June at 6pm.
Later this month, the following walks (all free to attend) will also be available for booking here:
- Ecology & Herbalism of Kyrl’s Quay with Jo Goodyear Saturday 12th at 11am.
- Working Class Housing in 19th Century Cork with Elena Turk Wednesday 16th at 6pm.
- Urban Planning, Change and Cork City with Brendan O’Sullivan Saturday 19th at 11am.
- Trees in Cork City with Eoin Lettice Wednesday 23rd at 6pm.
- Thinking about Community Land Trusts with PLoT Saturday 26th at 11am.