Cork Heritage Open Day celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. From small beginnings with just 30 participating buildings and 5,000 visitors, Cork Heritage Open Day was organised to mark the 2005 City of Culture programme of events. Now 15 years later, Cork Heritage Open Day has 38 buildings involved, an extensive programme of events ongoing through the day, and reaches an audience of almost 20,000 people.
The event is organised by Cork City Council as part of Heritage Week in partnership with the Heritage Council and with media sponsorship from Cork’s 96 FM and the Evening Echo.
This event is organised almost entirely on a voluntary basis with building owners, local historians and communities giving their time free of charge. The success of the event lies with the people behind the buildings who open their doors willingly every year to allow the public a glimpse of the amazing and unique built heritage of Cork City. Without the generosity of the building owners, this event would not happen.
THE 2019 CORK HERITAGE OPEN DAY PROGRAMME WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7TH.
TICKETS FOR ALL EVENTS BOOKED ON WWW.CORKHERITAGEOPENDAY.IE WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 10AM ON THURSDAY AUGUST 8TH.
CORK HERITAGE OPEN DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH. MANY BUILDINGS IN THE VICTORIAN QUARTER WILL BE OPENING THEIR DOORS FOR THE EVENT