Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project 2023/24

2024 Results: 6. City Results, 2024 | Cork Heritage

***Closing date of receipt of projects, Old Cork Waterworks, Friday 8 December 2023

Submission Notes:

            The submission date is Friday 8 December to the Old Cork Waterworks Experience/ Lifetime Lab on Lee Road. They will be expecting projects, but it is always best to ring ahead, 021 494 1500 if dropping off projects in late afternoon.

Just a reminder to note the following:

         The names of all students should be clearly visible within project books on the first or second page

as well as the category they are entering, school, teacher, and class level.

         All models should be photographed and written about in the project. Models should not be submitted with the project books.

Memory sticks/ USBs or DVDs with short films should be secure but accessible within project books. Make sure that all USB sticks are readable and the film has a few sentences on it.

         Any publicity should be written about in the project.

         I would hope to announce winners and an award ceremony date in late January.

Many, many thanks for the hard work and energy.

Kieran Mc

**September 2023, Project Launch for Year 22!

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

The Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project 2022-23 launches in its 22nd year in September 2023 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 “Cork Communities”.

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 2023/24 school season is here:

Online Presentation:

For further information, contact: Kieran McCarthy at

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