Kieran’s Walking Tours/Events

Kieran’s Historical Walking Tours, June 2023:

Tuesday evening, 6 June 2023, Cork and the River Lee, An Introduction to the Historical Development of Cork City; meet at the National Monument, Grand Parade, 6.30pm, in association with the Cork Harbour Festival (free, 2 hours, no booking required for all tours).

Sunday afternoon, 11 June 2023, Cork South Docklands; Discover the history of the city’s docks, from quayside stories to the City Park Race Course and Albert Road; meet at Kennedy Park, Victoria Road, 2pm, in association with the Cork Harbour Festival (free, duration: two hours, no booking required). 

Tuesday evening, 13 June 2023, The Lough and its Curiosities; meet at green area at northern green of The Lough, entrance of Lough Road to The Lough, Lough Church end; 6.30pm (free, duration: two hours, no booking required)

Sunday afternoon, 18 June 2023, Blackpool: Its History and Heritage; meet at square on St Mary’s Road, opp. North Cathedral, 2pm, (free, two hours, no booking required).

-EXPLORE more self-guided tours here!

My website hosts a set of digital history trails including the audio trails on the Bridges of Cork and The Marina that can be followed by one’s armchair at home.

There are also brief historical walking trails of Cork’s City Centre, which cover some of the topics on my physical walking tours. EXPLORE more here: History Trails | Cork Heritage

– WATCH: Duncan speaks to Kieran

Cllr Kieran McCarthy speaks with Duncan Stewart on the history of Cork City and its intersection with the River Lee

Watch Kieran with Tom Scott on Cork’s Daly’s Bridge or The Shakey Bridge:

– WATCH: Kieran’s Talk on Bridges of Cork, in association with the Cork Harbour Fest, June 2021

– WATCH: The History and Rehabilitation of Daly’s Bridge (The Shakey Bridge) presented by Michael Minehane, Chartered Principal Engineer at RPS and Kieran McCarthy, noted local Cork historian , March 2021.

CLICK here to view the talk : The History & Rehabilitation of Daly’s (Shakey) Bridge, Cork City – YouTube

“As part of the Cork Regional 80th Anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to host this presentation on the history and refurbishment of the iconic “Shakey” Bridge which was originally built under the stewardship of the then City Engineer, SW Farrington, who was also the first Chair of the Cork Region of Engineers Ireland” says Ronan Keane, current Chair. The presentation will outline the social and economic context of the original construction, first opened in 1927, replacing an earlier ferry crossing at the same location. It remains the only suspension bridge in Cork City and is the only surviving bridge of its type in Ireland”.  

– CHECK out my local history websites for articles, virtual history trails, photographs, and resources for research at

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