Open Call - Industrial Heritage of County Cork

Over the past number of years many in the County of Cork, and quite a few further afield, will have become familiar with the Heritage of County Cork Publication Series – a Series that explores the vast heritage of the County of Cork, having to date focused on bridges (2013); Houses (2014), Churches (2015), Rebel Sites (2016), Castles (2017) and the most recent installment: Europe and the County of Cork: A Heritage Perspective (2018). In continuation of the Series, 2019 will see the publication of a book that examines the Industrial Heritage of County Cork.

National Tree Week

National Tree Week takes place between March 31st and April 7th 2019 and is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Coillte.

To be part of National Tree Week, the Tree Council of Ireland invites Community groups, organisations, schools, and people everywhere to organise or participate in one or more events for the week. As well as tree planting ceremonies, the range of events can include forest and woodland walks, nature trails, workshops, woodturning displays, listening to the trees and what lives in the trees.

Cork County Council marks the centenary of the first Dáil

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy convened a special meeting today in Cork County Hall to mark the centenary of the sitting of the very first Dáil.

1918 was a significant year in Irish history, both nationally and internationally. Democracy was coming to the fore following the ending of World War I. In Ireland, the elections of December 14th, 1918 afforded all men over the age of 21 and, for the very first time, women over the age of 30, the right to vote and indeed stand for Parliament.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme & Historic Structures Fund 2019 for County Cork

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has recently announced 2 funding schemes for Protected Structures - the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 (BHIS)and the Historic Structures Fund (HSF) 2019. Across the country, the BHIS Scheme will see funding of up to €2.5m and up to €1.8m in respect of the HSF Scheme.


With the end of the year drawing near, 2018, as the European Year of Cultural Heritage, also draws to a close. Around the country and indeed around Europe, a variety of different events and projects took place to mark the year and here in Cork County, a publication was undertaken to examine the county’s historic place within Europe, titled ‘Europe and the County of Cork: A Heritage Perspective’.

Launch of new Care of Heritage Guides at County Library HQ

Chair of the Historic Monuments Advisory Committee and deputising for the County Mayor, Cllr Kevin Murphy today launched four Heritage Guide leaflets. Produced by the Historic Monuments Advisory Committee (HMAC) of Cork County Council these leaflets aim to assist the public and community groups in how to take care of local heritage in an informed way and in accordance with best practice.

Culture & Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 launched at Creative County Cork Conference

The Creative County Cork Conference 2018, which took place in Baile Mhúirne recently, proved to be a most special two days. Opening with an address, as Gaeilge, by Cllr. Gobnait Moynihan, deputising on behalf of the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy, the tone was perfectly set for the captivating talks and discussions to come.

Heritage Week 2018

Heritage Week – coordinated by the Heritage Council and part of the wider European Heritage Days Programme - takes place from August 18th to 26th 2018. This is a special year for Heritage being the European Year of Cultural Heritage and this year’s Theme is ‘Sharing Stories’. Cork County has been excelling in Heritage Week activities in recent years with national acknowledgments given to the Ellen Hutchins festival in West Cork and the John Saul event in East Cork.