1. Kieran’s Favourite Photos of Cork

Views of Cork City & region plus events over the last twelve months plus. The colour and present day shots are my own.

More pictures or former home page pictures in the section Kieran’s Favourite Photographs of Cork; http://corkheritage.ie/?page_id=1550 and on my councillor blog, www.kieranmccarthy.ie

Love Cork, St Peter's Church, October 2019

Autumnal Sunshine at Cork's Marina, 18 September 2019


Autumnal light falls on the entrance to SS Peter's and Paul's Church, Cork, September 2019

Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, 1 August 2019

SeaFest on Cork's South Docks,  7-9 June 2019

Red Abbey, Cork, June 2019

Spring blossoms at St Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork, April 2019
Old Railway Line Walk, Blackrock, Cork, April 2019


Sunset at St Patrick's Church, Lower Road, Cork, March 2019
Japanese Gardens, Ballinlough, Cork, 30 January 2019


Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, 8 January 2019 by Cllr KMC
Christmas on the Grand Parade, Cork - Berwick Fountain looking to Oliver Plunkett Street, December 2018

Dragon of Shandon Parade, Cork, 31 October 2018
Heritage panels, Cork Coal Festival, 18 August 2018
Pouring iron ore onto Tamzie Ringler's River Lee's mould at the National Sculpture Factory, 19 July 2018
Sunset at Crosshaven, County Cork, early July 2018
Ocean to City Race, Cork Harbour Festival,  June 2018
Currabinny Woods, Cork Harbour, 13 May 2018
Snow day atop St Patrick's Hill, Cork City, 2 March 2018

Snow on the Grand Parade, 1 March 2018

Cork Docklands Developments, March 2018

St Patrick's Street, Cork, Spring 2018
North Channel of River Lee, 7 January 2018

Rowing in the North Channel and Rowing, April 2017



    Cork St Patrick's Day Parade, 17 March 2017

Evening Echo light installation, artist, Maddie Leach with National Sculpture Factory and Cork City Council, Shalom Park, Cork City, 31 December 2016



841a. Crowds beneath the printed Proclamation during the recent Easter Monday Commemorations 2016


View of southern gateway of Liscarroll Castle, March 2016, a recent subject of Kieran McCarthy's Our City, Our Town local history series in the Cork Independent

Sunset over Cork's north channel of the River Lee and Pope's Quay, 2 February 2016

Wintry landscapes, Ard na Gaoithe, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork, 1 January 2016

Christmas Candle, my house


Christmas on the Grand Parade, Bishop Lucey Park, 20 December 2015


Tree, Canovee, River Lee valley, October 2015


66 AIB, South Mall, celebrating 100 years of a fantastic building, and also open for Cork Heritage Open Day, August 2015

Shandon Street Festival, Cork, 2015




St Patrick's Day, Cork, 17 March 2015

Spring light through the beautiful dome of 66 AIB South Mall; the building or the old Munster and Leinster Bank celebrates its centenary this year (1915-2015), 3 March 2015

Cork Coat of Arms, Custom House, Port of Cork

Castlemore, Crookstown, County Cork - the thirteenth century castle site was built originally by the Anglo Norman family of DeCogans; part of the series on Cork's medieval spaces Kieran McCarthy is writing about in Our City, Our Town in the Cork Independent, January 2015



Sunset over the South Channel of the Lee, with City Hall on the left, Cork City, 13 November 2014

The Last Leaves of The Marina, Cork, 11 November 2014

Dragon of Shandon Parade, Cork Community Art Link Project, 31 October 2014

Autumnal colours, President's Office Door, University College Cork, 10 October 2014

Cork City Sightseeing Bus Tour, October 2014

Dividing Lines, Where the past meets the present, Elizabeth Fort, Cork Heritage Open Day, 23 August 2014

Sunset at The Marina, Cork, 12 August 2014

Views into Cork Harbour from Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven, 4 August 2014

Sunset over St Anne's Church Shandon, Cork, 23 July 2014

Sun setting, Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, July 2014

Picnic in the Park, Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, 22 June 2014

Cork Summer Show, Curaheen, Saturday 16 June 2014

Cllr Kieran McCarthy's Make a Model Boat Project, The Lough, Cork, 1 June 2014, in association with the Ocean to City Maritime Festival


Heritage relationships, Grand Parade boardwalk with Holy Trinity Church and Parliament Bridge, April 2014

Crowds, Cork St Patrick's Day Parade, 17 March 2014

St Finbarr's Oratory, Gougane Barra, County Cork at twilight, 12 March 2014

Evening Echoes, River Lee from Daly's Bridge, Cork, February 2014

George Halpin playing George Carew telling the history of Elizabeth Fort, at the handover by Minister Brian Hayes, with responsibility for the OPW, of the Fort to Cork City Council, 8 January 2014

Christmas in Cork City, December 2013

Christmas in Cork City, December 2013

Remembering the Great War, Remembering Cork's Fallen at the World War I Memorial, South Mall, Cork, 9 November 2013

Cork Docklands, Rebel Cork Concert, October 2013

Autumn sunshine on fields of maize near Timoleague, South Cork, 30 August 2013


Sunny days! Bishop Lucey Park, Cork, 21 May 2013

A City of Music, RTE Concert Orchestra at Cork Opera House playing John Williams music, picture taken before act 2 began, click on the picture to find out more about what is happening at Cork Opera House this season


Thoughtful memories, statue at St Finbarre's Cemetery, Cork

St Patrick's Day Parade, Cork, 17 March 2013


Grand Parade from old tax office, Sullivan's Quay, Cork

'The Calm After the Storm', River Lee along side Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, 17 January 2013



Christmas Lights switch on, St Patrick's Street, Cork, 16 November 2012

Last of the Autumn leaves, Ballinlough Park, 4 November 2012

Department of Geography, University College Cork, 22 October 2012


Templemartin Hunter Trial, Cloughduv, Co. Cork, 14 October 2012



Making a Positive Future, Mural by Mayfield Community Arts, Bishop Lucey Park, Cork 22 June 2012

Cork fans, Cork-Kerry Football Semi Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork, 10 June 2012


Sunny Days, Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, 24 May 2012

McCarthy's History in Action at Our Lady of Lourdes N.S., Ballinlough, 13 May 2012

Sunset over Blackrock 2012 as part of Kieran's historical walking tour of Blackrock, 13 May 2012

One of the concerts of the Cork International Choral Festival at Christ Church, Cork, 4 May 2012

Laying a wreath for the Titanic, April 2012, off Cork harbour, on the site where the ship docked in April 1911

Launch of McCarthy's Community Talent Competition 2012, Lifetime Lab, Cork


Band member, Band of the Southern Brigade, Collins Barracks, St. Patrick's Day's Parade, Cork, 17 March 2012

Cork Coat of Arms, Old Waterworks, Lifetime Lab, Lee Road, Cork, 23 January 2012

St. Patrick's Hill, Cork, Midnight, 1 January 2012


Christmas on the Parade, Cork, December 2011

Cork Pops Orchestra, Concert Hall, Cork City Hall, mid November 2011

The Dragon of Shandon emerges at the Old Cork Butter Exchange in association with Cork Community Art Link on 31 October 2011

Kieran McCarthy's historical exhibition, "Voices of the Lee Valley", Gougane Barra Pilgrimage Island, September 2011

Gougane Barra lake, Co. Cork, part of Kieran's fieldwork and new historical exhibition, 17 September 2011

607b. Gold key that opened Cork City Hall, 8 September 1936 by Eamonn DeValera, then President of the Executive Council, Irish Free State; the event happened 75 years ago this week

Cllr Kieran McCarthy presenting a historical walking tour of Blackpool, Cork City for National Heritage Week, picture by Aaron Scott, Late August 2011


New animation or story led tour at Blackrock Castle, Cork, 1.30pm & 3.30pm every day

Mosaic, The Geography of Place, Shandon Street, Cork, early August 2011

Crosshaven, Co. Cork, boating on www.corkharbourcruises.com, 21 July 2011

World War I exhibition material, Cork branch of the Western Front Association, Cork City Museum, Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, July 2011

Fort Camden, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, 2 July 2011; Built in the late eighteenth century, it is now owned by Cork County Council; bit by bit, the fort is being cleaned up by a volunteer group; the fort is open to the public during the summer months of 2011

Tastefest, Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, 26 June 2011

Farrier competition, Cork Summer Show, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, 18 June 2011

'Where's Wally' world record breakers, for the most 'wallies' in attendance at one place, Fitzgerald's Park, Cork, as part of the World Street Performance Championships and Cork Midsummer Festival, 12 June 2011

Triskel event centre of Christ Church, Cork, June 2011

Post Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the English Market, Cork; photographing the unveiled plaque, 20 May 2011

Interior, English Market, Cork, one of the visit sites of Queen Elizabeth II, 20 May 2011

Cork International Choral Festival 2011, Fleischmann International Trophy Competition, Session two, South Korea entry, Concert Hall, Cork City Hall, 30 April 2011

Front cover image of Kieran McCarthy's new book, Royal Cork Institution, Pioneer of Education; the image is of the Antonio Canova cast 'Mother of Napoleon', insitu in the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, see Kieran's publications for more!

McCarthy's History in Action, Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Ballinlough, Cork, 10 April 2011

Sunset over River Lee at Blackrock and Tivoli Docks, 27 March 2011

Sunny Spring Landscapes, Atlantic Pond, Cork, March 2011

Street Performer, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Street, Cork, 17 March 2011

Concert Hall, Cork City Hall (opened in 1936) during the General Election count, 26 February 2011

Shaping nostalgia, view from South Mall, of nineteenth century lamp post of Anglesea Bridge, now called Parnell Bridge, Cork School of Music, Union Quay behind, 16 February 2011

Christmas on the Grand Parade, Cork, December 2011

Kieran's Heritage Week, 18-25 August 2012, click here! Saint George slaying the dragon, statue atop the Old Steampacket Office, Penrose Quay, Cork

Spiral staircase, Camden Fort, Cork Harbour, August 2012

Joan Denise Moriarty Exhibition, Firkin Crane, Shandon, Cork 2012

Meeting Room, Masonic Lodge, Tuckey Street, Cork during a recent symposium on The Huguenots in Cork, 14 July 2012

World Street Performing Championships, St Patrick's Street, Cork, 20-21 July 2013

Camden Fort Meagher, 12 July 2013, 75th anniversary of the handing over of the Irish Treaty Ports and fortifications by the British Government to the Irish Goverernment in 1938


Crowd, Shandon Street Festival 2013

Crowd at Cllr Kieran McCarthy's Make a Model Boat Project, Atlantic Pond, Cork, 1 June 2013