City By The Sea Exhibition

St. Peters Cork, North Main Street

3: Thu 21 Jul - Tue 02 Aug 2022 (note: this event has already taken place)
10am
FREE


This exhibition depicts Cork’s history in a dynamic, thought provoking and often humorous manner; it can be enjoyed by all ages. The exhibition is a collection of maps, paintings, original photographs and short stories to take the visitor on a journey through Cork’s rich and varied history with the harbour and the River Lee.

The early Christian monastery that stood on the present-day site of St Fin Barre's Cathedral drew the wrath of Viking raiders in the 9th century. The city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Desmond from 1118 until the Anglo-Normans subjugated the city seven decades later.

Cork prospered in the medieval period as trade flourished with Bristol and the wine-ports of France. International politics repeatedly came to bear, most notably in 1499 when the Mayor of Cork was executed for supporting Perkin Warbeck’s rebellion against Henry VII. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, the region was laid waste by English and Irish armies in a war that utterly destroyed the once indomitable Earl of Desmond. Meanwhile, a

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Venue Info


St. Peters Cork

North Main St., Cork
+353 (021) 4278187

www.stpeterscork.ie

    



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