Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project 2022/23

***Results 2023:

     Results have been sent to participating teachers; read the results here: 6. City Results, 2023 | Cork Heritage

Kieran Mc, 9 February 2023

September 2022, Project Launch for Year 21!

To All Cork City National School Teachers and Secondary School History Teachers.

The Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project 2022-23 launches in its 21st year and is open to schools in Cork City. Funded by Cork City Council, the Project is an initiative of the Cork City Heritage Plan.

The Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project is aimed at both primary and post primary level.  Project books may be submitted on any aspect of Cork’s rich past. Suggested topics are over the page. The theme for this year’s project is “The Value of the Past”.

FREE and important project support in the form of funded workshops (socially distanced, virtual or hybrid) led by Cllr Kieran McCarthy in participating schools will be held in October 2022. This is an 40min workshop to give participating students ideas for compilation and resources.

FREE Workshop support is also available to schools who have never entered before and wish to have a workshop just to see how the project works.

The fourth-class level is open to fourth class students. The primary senior level is open to students of fifth and sixth class. Post primary entrant/s will be placed in Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate levels. The post primary level is open to any year from first to sixth year. A student may enter as an individual or as part of a group or as part of a class project.

The overall Project continues to encourage and work with Cork students in celebrating, highlighting, debating and creating fresh approaches to our cultural heritage. Research and creativity are encouraged in an effort to create relevancy, awareness and appreciation of the past amongst young people. The Project also focuses on students gaining acknowledgement and self-confidence from their work.

There are prizes for best projects – trophies, book tokens, digital cameras and school workshops to be won. Certificates will be given to all entrants.

Interested…then read on!

– The application form for the 2022/23 school season is available here:

For further information, contact: Kieran McCarthy at

Key Sponsors of Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project