Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2011
3rd Annual Family Heritage Festival – Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2011
City Hall, Cork City, Ireland – Friday, September 30th 2011.
by Chairperson Richard T. Cooke
On Tuesday, October 22nd 2009, Cork City Hall buzzed with excitement as it played host to over forty historical societies and groups from all over the City and County who came together for the first time ever in a unique exhibition that celebrated Cork’s rich, colourful Heritage, Tradition and Culture.
This fascinating educational family exhibition showcased the exciting work carried out by these enthusiastic voluntary heritage groups in their communities.
At the day-long exhibition, the atmosphere was electric as a cross section of the finest historians and ‘caretakers’ of Cork’s rich past sang its praises, passionately speaking of its region’s history and memories as only they know how in an entertaining series of interactive talks and friendly chit chat.
“Celebration and Participation” was the theme of this enlightening exhibition which struck a chord with the continuous stream of people who flocked to the City Hall eager to learn more about their rich local history and was of particular interest to schools and budding young historians.
We all live in areas where the past is all around. This history makes us who we are. Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition is about bringing historical groups together so that they meet each other, chat and share ideas in order that historical societies can plan for the future. The aim is also to present their rich histories to the Cork public.
Due to the tremendous positive success of the inaugural Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition, it has become an annual event wholeheartedly supported by Cork City Council and admission is free.
A Heritage Festival that’s on the pulse of the past with a view to the future, the warm friendly welcome you’ll enjoy at the Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition is sure to put a smile on your face, making it a must see for all the family and for all those who want to learn more about Cork’s rich, colourful Heritage, Tradition and Culture in an fun, homely atmosphere.
You’ll be glad you visited Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition.
Photo: Courtesy of kieranmccarthy.ie
Any parish/community interested in establishing a Historical Society can contact:
Richard T. Cooke, Chairperson, Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary O’Leary, Secretary, email@example.com
Catryn Power, Consultant, Cork County Archaeologist at firstname.lastname@example.org.