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.

Centenary of First Dáil

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy is convening a special meeting on January 21st 2019 in Cork County Hall at 11.00am 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.  

'Crime and Punishment in Victorian Cork' lecture

Blarney and District Historical Society presents an illustrated Lecture titled - 'Crime and Punishment in Victorian Cork' at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School),

Speaker Mr. Ronnie Herlihy, is a well known and respected member of the Cork South Parish Historical Society and author of a number of books, including ‘A Walk Through the South Parish – Where Cork Began’ and ‘Tales from Victorian Cork’.