Cllr Kieran McCarthy, in collaboration with Meitheal Mara, is delighted to present two audio heritage trails this year as part of this week’s National Heritage Week (14-22 August). Take a walk and discover everything about the beautiful bridges of Cork with Kieran’s brand new audio trail. Stroll along the popular Marina and find out about its rich history.
The Bridges of Cork audio trail provides insights into the histories of the Cork city centre’s bridges, their place in Cork and some of their surrounding histories. The walk around the bridges is about two hours in duration and the trail is clockwise from South Gate Bridge up the south channel and down the north channel to cross back to the south channel. It ends at Nano Nagle Bridge. All you need is your smartphone and some headphones.
Cllr McCarthy noted: “With so many layers of history in Cork, there is much to see on any walk around Cork City and its respective neighbourhoods. Covid, though, has scuppered my physical walking tours for a second year in a row. However, I’m very excited about this new audio trail, which provides insights into the histories of Cork city centre’s bridges, their place in Cork and insights into some of their surrounding local histories”.
“This trail around the bridges is about two hours in length and the trail is clockwise from South Gate Bridge up the south channel and down the north channel to cross back to the south channel”, continues Kieran.
“A stroll down The Marina is popular by many people. The area is particularly characterised by its location on the River Lee and the start of Cork Harbour. Here scenery, historical monuments and living heritage merge to create a historical tapestry of questions of who developed such a place of ideas”, concluded Cllr McCarthy.
The audio trails are free to download. Just access them from Cllr McCarthy’s www.corkheritage.ie website under the History Trails section.