National Heritage Week 2013

As this week is National Heritage Week we would like to highlight a few events that might be of interest for you:

The Cork City Tram Era
Includes information on historic buildings and sites in Cork and Douglas from the period c1898 to 1932
Date & Times: 21 August, 15:00 – 16:30
Admission: Free
Event Description: Presented by Tim O’Brien Railway enthusiast and historian
Event Organiser/Organisation: Douglas Library
Venue: Douglas Library

Conservation and Vernon Mount House – “Can the twain meet”?
Hear why Vernon Mount is a building at risk and in urgent need of conservation and renovation
Date & Times: 22 August, 19:00 – 21:00
Additional Details:The history of and the fight to save part of our architectural heritage.
Admission: Free
Event Description: David Bosonnet, Landscape Architect and Partner at Brady Shipman Martin will present the topic.
Event Organiser/Organisation: Grange Frankfield Partnership
Venue: Douglas Library

Douglas Historical Walking Tour
Date & Times: 25 August, 14:00 – 16:00
Additional Details: Discover about the sailcloth and woollen mills
Event Organiser/Organisation: Kieran McCarthy (
Venue: Meet at St. Columba’s Church Car Park, Douglas

And since we now know that there are otters in the Ballybrack Woods some people might be interested in the following:

Otters Living in Cork City
Date & Times: 24 August, 16:00 – 18:00
Additional Details:Please call ahead as times are subject to change
Admission: Free
Event Description: A presentation about otters living in Cork city, followed by a walk by the river.
Event Organiser/Organisation: Irish Wildlife Trust (Cork branch)
Venue: Cork Vision Centre