Cllr McCarthy announces Historical Walking Tours for May 2023

Cllr Kieran McCarthy has announced his set of historical walking tours for the month of May, which range from The Marina, Rochestown and Old Court Woods, to the area in and around the top of St Patrick’s Hill.

Cllr Kieran McCarthy noted: “The stories on the three tours for the month of May have different timelines ranging from the mid eighteenth century to Civil War in 1922 but all reflect on the diverseness of Cork’s historical narratives and their multitude of tangents. Ultimately though all of the stories have influenced Cork’s cultural and built heritage and have added immensely to how the city’s story as a whole came into being. All three tours also cover special parts of Cork’s geography such as the City’s relationship with the River Lee, hillside views, and suburban and urban woodland.

The dates and times for Kieran’s tours are below:

Saturday 6 May 2023, The Marina; Discover the history of the city’s promenade, from
forgotten artefacts to ruinous follies; meet at western end adjacent Shandon Boat Club, The Marina, 2pm, no booking required (free, duration: two hours).

Saturday 13 May 2023, The Battle of Douglas, An Irish Civil War Story, meet at carpark and entrance to Old Railway Line, Harty’s Quay, Rochestown; 2pm, (free, 2 hours, finishes near Rochestown Road).

Saturday 20 May 2023,  The Northern Ridge – St Patrick’s Hill to MacCurtain Street;
Tour around St Patrick’s Hill – Old Youghal Road to McCurtain Street; meet on the Green  at Audley Place, top  of St Patrick’s Hill, 2pm (free, duration: two  hours, no booking required, finishes on MacCurtain Street).