3. Suggested Project Themes

Projects may be submitted on any aspect of Cork’s past. The Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project focuses on the creation of Cork City and its regions and asks questions such as who, what, where and why. Work submitted for this schools’ heritage project should demonstrate the physical, and or social, cultural or economic changes of Cork over past centuries. The theme for this year’s project is Living Through History, which is open to interpretation.

Creativity, colour, opinion and imagination should be used. Keeping in mind that only some library resources may be available due the ongoing pandemic Students should pick a straight-forward project and should try to work towards one of the suggested themes below:

  • My experience of Covid-19
  • 2km and 5km heritage trails
  • Cork’s War of Independence 2020-21
  • Cork’s rebels: patriots or heroes?
  • Cork Martyred Lord Mayors
  • Suburban Cork – histories of a suburb or village
  • History of a particular building close or relevant to the school
  • Project on a local education institution, e.g. own school or college
  • Projects on community organisations e.g.s local GAA associations, scouts, parish associations
  • Now and then Project – changes in Cork society, e.g. the changes in fashion, transport (from cars, Cork railways to aeroplanes), Cork cinemas, theatres, housing over the past 100 years
  • Great Places in Cork City
  • Old Cork City Waterworks project
  • The history and nature of Cork Woodlands.
  • Citizens and the City
  • The story of my holiday location in County Cork
  • Emigration and Immigration from Cork
  • Cobh and Titanic, 100 years on
  • My favourite street – people and place
  • The story of my favourite Cork charity
  • Cork as a port
  • Some histories along the River Lee Valley
  • Some histories in Cork Harbour
  • A River Lee trail along the North and South Channel
  • Old railway lines in Cork: A Corkonian’s guide
  • My family history
  • An oral history project -interviews with older people
  • Some of the Bridges of Cork: A local history guide
  • First Settlers: Time-travel guide to Monastic and Viking Cork
  • Medieval Cork: People and place
  • Music in Cork: Change and evolution
  • Voices of Cork: Poems and ballads
  • Cork’s architectural gems: Comparing and contrasting
  • A city of spires: Cork’s churches
  • A History of Cork Playgrounds – A Family Project
  • Sporting Cork
  • The Great Famine in Cork
  • Cork City Gaol Heritage Centre
  • The Nano Nagle Centre
  • Mary Elmes and her new bridge
  • Views from above: e.g. Views from Shandon, Elizabeth Fort or County Hall or other building
  • Artistic Cork: Painters and Writers
  • The Story of Fords
  • Docklands Project, Then and the Future
  • A Spike Island Project
  • Cork’s Street Furniture
  • Fortress Cork: Castles and forts project
  • Fitzgerald’s Park: People and place
  • The Story of the Cork Lough
  • Urban Cemetery Project: People and memorials
  • Archaeology in my local area