Multiple Dates

Co. Cork. Exploring Cork’s colourful Jewish past ...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Imperial Hotel CORK

76 South Mall

Outside main entrance

T12 A2YT Cork

Ireland

View Map

Event description
What happened to Cork City’s docklands and its Jewish inhabitants?

About this Event

We will be exploring Cork’s colourful Jewish past and investigating the demise of the City’s docklands and the exciting plans for its future development.

From the oldest hotel in the City we will stroll with Kevin Carroll down towards where the North & South channels of the River Lee join together, discussing the history of Irish post-boxes (what are they Da?), passing a carving of the face of a young Queen Victoria, explaining the monument to the Boggy Marsh on which Cork City is built, viewing some of the quirkiest historical buildings in the City, all the while discussing plans for the exciting renewal of the docklands area.

We will then cross the South channel to explore the rich legacy left behind by the, now almost extinct, Jewish community in the City. There we will see the modest homes where most of them lived before visiting the nearby ‘Shalom’ park to hear about the unusual ‘event’ that takes place there once a year, before we meander back towards our starting point.

As we do so we will skirt Ireland’s tallest building – all seventeen stories. We don’t have to build our skyscrapers very high here in Cork as, most of the time, the sky is quite low!

Before we finish our walk we will see the very first, College of Music in the British Isles.

Finally, we will discuss the, now sadly defunct, Synagogue at no 10 South Terrace before we make our way across the ‘Passover’ to where we started our stroll at the Imperial Hotel.

Share with friends

Location

The Imperial Hotel CORK

76 South Mall

Outside main entrance

T12 A2YT Cork

Ireland

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved