Views of Cork on Culture Night


Friday night was Culture Night all over Ireland, where all public buildings, art galleries, theatres etc., were open to the public, free of charge.   Most places were open till 9 p.m., and provided guided tours, music and song, and even a little wine and nibbles in some cases (always the most popular venues!)

I think that it should be a Culture Weekend, or even Culture Week, as there are so many cool and interesting places to see, some of them only open their doors to the public on Culture Night, and there is not enough time to see everything.  In 3 hours we only managed to visit 4 places which were all very interesting – The Masonic Hall,The Quaker Meeting House, Elizabeth Fort  a 17th century star shaped which was built by the English in 1602, and the world famous English Market, which was first opened in 1862, and was visited by many famous people over the years, and most recently by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, when they visited Ireland about 2 years ago.

I will write about the above places in more detail in the next week, but for now I would like to show you some views of Cork, mainly taken from the top of Elizabeth Fort, off Barrack Street, one of the oldest parts of Cork City.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. meticulousmick
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 22:13:31

    Nice written post but I can’t see any photos. 😞

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  2. joanfrankham
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 22:43:09

    Hope you can see the photographs now, had to repost!

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  3. The Silver Voice
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 23:39:53

    Great shots ..thanks! Envious of the way your photos display in wordpress. wish mine looked so good!

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  4. wildsherkin
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:40:45

    A great post and lovely photos! Our paths could have crossed as we were out and about enjoying the buzz in the city that night 🙂

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  5. Tish Farrell
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 13:24:25

    Thank you, Joan, for the excellent intro to Cork. It looks a great place. We have yet to get ourselves to Ireland.

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  6. Jeffrey
    Oct 04, 2013 @ 22:21:56

    Love this entry!
    Very good photos of a beautiful country.

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  8. JF
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 17:39:32

    Reblogged this on closetoeighty and commented:
    After I published “I AM NOT IRISH” I got a response from an adventurous lovely Joan Christina Frankham and I saw her beautiful photos of Cork (Ireland). Let the entry speaks for itself.

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