Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund 2020

Cork County Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are inviting applications for grant funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structure Fund 2020. The Conservation Officer for Cork County Council will administrate the scheme which relates to buildings that are contained in the Record of Protected Structures and in Architectural Conservation Areas. Please note that multiple applications for the same structure under the Historic Structures Fund and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme will not be considered.

Mayor Launches Heritage Week 2019 for County Cork 

Cork County Council is pleased to announce that National Heritage Week 2019 is almost here and is looking better than ever! With 2,000 events taking place across the country and 140 of those in the County of Cork, there is something for everyone, from various exhibitions to walking tours, dances and arts and crafts, you name it. The week is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council and carries the main aim of promoting our heritage, not just in Ireland but across Europe as part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme. 

Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 15th June was a great success around the country and particularly here in the County of Cork. 35 events took place around the County and saw great attendances with young people participating in a whole range of different creative activities, from ceramics and painting to singing and craft.


The Heritage in Schools Scheme is an outdoor education programme for primary school children operated by the Heritage Council. The Scheme is unique in Ireland and provides a diverse panel of Heritage Specialists who work directly with children in primary schools throughout the country. It is leading the way in promoting outdoor education and encouraging children to engage directly with the natural and cultural heritage that surrounds them. The current panel is being reviewed this year and up to 40 new positions should be available heritage specialists.


Over the last number of years Cork County Council has been producing a heritage book each year, from bridges to houses and churches to castles. What is very evident in these pages is the sheer number of wonderful heritage sites scattered throughout the County; not to mention the household names and legendary cultural characters that are synonymous with the Rebel County of Cork.