Discovering Cork: Kieran’s Walks through Local History

Historical Walking Tours on Cork with Kieran McCarthy on the history of Cork City and Cork region to locals, tourists, community groups, schools and businesses:

Kieran’s Cork City Historical Walking Tours:

Seamus Murphy's The Onion Seller, Bishop Lucey Park 9 07Explore the historic development of Cork City; visit St. FinBarre’s Cathedral; Explore Viking Cork – Barrack Street, Elizabeth Fort, South Main Street;

Discover the remnants of the historic medieval town – South Main Street, Christ Church, Crosses Green, Bishop Lucey Park, Castle Street, North Main Street, St. Peter’s Church, Kyrl’s Quay

Witness the sense of history of Georgian Cork and Victorian Cork – St. Patrick’s Street, Shandon, Butter Market, Crawford Art Gallery


Kieran’s Other Cork Historical Walks now Available!!!

Cork City Hall: Civic and Cultural Heritage

Ballinlough: Agricultural beginnings to confident community

Ballintemple: Victorian Landscapes

Blackrock: Origins of a fishing community

Blackpool and its industrial heritage

Docklands: Our Industrial Heritage

Douglas: An Industrial Village

Mahon: Big Estates to Suburbia

Old Cork Blackrock and Passage Railway Line – Railway and suburban history

River Lee Tour: Discover sites such as Gougane Barra

Shandon; Eighteenth Century Roots

St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road and its workhouse past

 Kieran McCarthy, tutor, fieldwork on Cornmarket Street


Market: Kieran’s historical walking tours of Cork open to educational bodies; schools and third level colleges; community organisations and businesses

Also I do the following:

  • Lectures/ historical talks on Cork’s Past (different time eras, River Lee valley, suburban Cork)
  • Development of historical trails
  • Historical reports on the development of Cork County and Cork City Sites
  • Mapping Past Landscapes
  • Educational Outreach Programmes relating to local studies in Cork City and Cork County including the Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project 2003-2013 which includes talks to schools.

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