Heritage Hunt Trail A

McCarthy’s Heritage Hunt

Aims and Results

22 August 2009 for National Heritage Week

 

Thanks for coming along and for your support.

The aim of the hunt is to ramble the streets and open your eyes to Cork’s buildings. You won’t have to walk far but you will have to open your eyes and look! One must collect all the dates in the 26 locations below. Use the accompanying map and clues. All of the numbers are clearly visible but accuracy is required to win the prize.

Important notes:

·         Each of the answers is a number varying between two and four numbers.

·         Place the answer in the box alongside the question.

·         When you get all the answers, add up the digit on the far right. For example, if the answers were 2000, 2002 and 2003, the winning answer would be- well o plus 2 plus 3 equaling 5.

·         Text the winning overall number with your name and address to my mobile 087 655 33 89. The fastest and of course the participants with the overall number will win.

·         First prize is E.100 worth of gift vouchers for HMV.

·         Winners will be posted online on my website, www.corkheritage.ie under heritage trail as well as the answers on this Saturday evening

 

Enjoy!

Kieran

 

Cllr. Kieran McCarthy

www.corkheritage.ie

www.kieranmccarthy.ie

 

 

 

Q. No.

Question

Answer

Q. 1 .

 

What issue no. is this week’s Cork Independent?

-

-

3

3

Q2.

 

On the Grand Parade, Berwick Fountain is an unfinished monument to the memory of judge Walter Berwick. The water is supposed to be spouting out of a mouth of a small statue of a boy. What year was it built? (see base)

 

1

8

6

0

Q3.

 

In Bishop Lucey Park, the remains of the city’s medieval walls which were originally eight metres high are on display. What is the century highlighted on the green plaque placed on the preserved section?

 

-

-

1

3

Q4. 

 

In Bishop Lucey Park lies one of Seamus Murphy’s, a famous Cork sculptor’s works, i.e. the Onion Seller. What year was it made? (see base of statue)

 

1

9

3

7

Q5.

 

In Bishop Lucey Park, the fountain celebrates the first Norman Charter granted to Cork which outlined rules and rights for medieval citizens. However, on the fountain, each swan represents one hundred years since the charter. So how many swans are there?

 

-

-

-

8

Q.6.

 

On Tuckey Street, named after former mayors of Cork- the Tuckey’s were the first family to take down the medieval walls on their property. They were also the first to introduce gas lighting to Cork in 1825. However, Tuckey Street itself was opened in what year? (see plaque next to Tribes Cafe)

 

1

7

6

1

Q7.

 

At the gates to Christ Church on South Main Street, check the plaque, it notes that there was an old medieval church here but through time the building has changed. The present church was built in what year?

 

1

7

2

6

Q.8

 

On Washington Street, the courthouse was modelled on Greek and Roman temples. It was opened in 1835 but how many characters occupy the top of the pediment that is the scales of justice statues?

 

-

-

-

3

Q.9 

 

In the 1920s Washington Street was re-named after American patriot George Washington. Prior to that the street was known as Great Georges Street. Across the way from Centra, above the Wine Buff, the foundation stone date of a building, laid by Mayor Richard Neville Parker, is what year?

 

1

8

2

7

Q.10

 

Go to St. Francis Church – the Franciscans have been in Cork for 800 years.  In the interior porch in the church fronting Liberty Street is a plaque noting that an ancient Franciscan stone. What year though? (see info panel)

 

1

5

8

6

Q.11.

 

On the corner of Liberty Street and North Main Street next to the Raven Bar, a stone plaque tells of a time of rising and change- Ireland Rising but what year?

 

1

7

8

2

Q.12

 

At the corner of Castle Street and North Main Street over the mmMAD! Shop is a plaque with FC on it. FC stands for fire call and depicts a building that was insured in what year? (see plaque)

 

1

8

5

8

Q. 13

On North Main Street, over Maher Sports, another plaque sits on a elegant limestone warehouse at one time. It was also a market place but in what year did it open? (see stone plaque)

 

1

8

4

3

Q.14.

 

Go to the Cork Vision Centre or the old St. Peter’s Church. This was the second medieval Church within the walled town of Cork. The baptismal font at the entrance has what date on it?

 

1

6

6

4

Q.15

 

On the Left hand side of the interior of the Cork Vision Centre is a plaque which notes “Here Lyeth the Body of Mary Hartstonge” – what year did she die?

 

1

6

7

4

Q.16

 

On North Main Street, Cork Lord Mayor and patriot Terence McSweeney was born here but in what in year? (see plaque)

 

1

8

7

9

Q.17

 

On North Main Street above the Employment Resource Centre is an ancient medieval fireplace from a tower house that once housed the Skiddy family in this area. What is the date on the stone?

 

1

5

9

7

Q.18

 

At Supermacs at the end of North Main Street, where it meets the north channel, an information panel talks of excavations on the Dunne’s Stores site in the early 1990s. On this they found French pottery called Saintonge ware. What century did it date from?

 

-

-

1

4

Q.19.

 

On Kyrl’s Quay, a 200 year door archway lies just visible behind Supermacs. What year is on the arch?

 

1

7

7

9

Q.20.

 

On Kyrl’s Street, an old warehouse is located bringing the visitor back in time – the date in the centre stone above the arch is what?

 

1

8

5

6

Q.21

 

Go to TK Max on Cornmarket Street, above the front door – two dates appear in the red brick work, one has the year 1924 but what’s the other?

 

1

8

7

6

Q.22

 

SS. Peter and Paul’s Church is celebrating 150 years since its foundation stone was put in place.  Fr. John Murphy was the priest that campaigned for the new building. He is remembered in a stone plaque on the wall of the small altar on the left hand side of the main altar. What year did he die?

 

1

8

8

3

Q23

 

Go to Paul Street Shopping Centre Square – Beyond the Rory Gallagher memorial adjacent Connolly’s bookshop is a plaque that tells of Richard Dowden, a former Mayor, poet and botanist in Cork. In what year was he Mayor?

 

 

 

1

8

4

5

Q.24

 

At the Crawford Art Gallery entrance, William Horatio Crawford, is remembered as its patron. He was a brewer and was born in 1812. What year did he die?

 

1

8

8

8

Q. 25

 

Enter the Crawford Art Gallery, take the first left and enter the sculpture gallery. At the end of the room William Crawfords stand tall with a book in his left hand. This statue was originally in the old Cork Savings Bank. It was put there in what year? (see base of plinth)

 

1

8

4

4

Q.26

 

Go to St. Patrick’s Street and to the Fr. Mathew Statue; this is a tribute from a grateful people so the plaque reads but what year was it unveiled?

 

1

8

6

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Score – add the fourth row up! Now text your name, surname, address and answer to Kieran @087 655 33 89, best of luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

130 

 

Winners: Martha, Luke, Louise Lyons, Peafield Cross, Leamlara, Midleton, Co. Cork, well done!!!

Heritage trail pict

Heritage trail pict

Heritage trail pict

Heritage trail pict

Heritage trail pict