A Walking Tour of Cork’s 20th Century Architecture

Saturday 1st October 15:00-16:00

Cork’s rich architectural tapestry boasts a unique blend of historical influences. From her roots as 6th-9th century monastic settlement, 9th-12th century Viking trading settlement, 13th-16th century Anglo-Norman city, and rich and bustling 17th, 18th and 19th century shipping city, the architecture of modern-day Cork has a deep connection to the city’s past. Built on these historical roots, her 20th century architecture tells the story of a city bruised, bloodied and burnt by war, built, rebuilt and expanded during the formative century of the modern Irish nation. Join local historian and author Tom Spalding on an exciting tour delving into the architecture of 20th century Cork, tracing the city’s growth and development from 1900 to the present day. This is a family friendly event, however children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. This tour is given in association with Cork Civic Trust and RIAI Southern Region.


Departure point: General Post Office (GPO), Oliver Plunket St.

Guided by: Tom Spalding