Peoples Republic Of Cork

Cork 1920 - The Burning Of A City

St. Peter's Cork, North Main Street

Tue 18 Feb - Thu 31 Dec 2020 (event has already taken place)2020-02-18 21:00:00
9am
FREE


Step back in time to the streets, events, and people who shaped history Get under the skin of the city with a visit to St. Peter’s Cork on North Main Street Cork City in 1920 was the stage on which some of the most shocking events of the War of Independence played out. Citizens endured months of curfews, military raids, repeated arson attacks, ransacked homes and looted businesses. Ordinary life was peppered with instances of murder, destruction and indiscriminate violence. People could be shot simply for having their hands in their pockets. Lord Mayors could be assassinated or starved.

A shocking end to an already tension-filled year, 1920 came to a head with the Burning of the City on the 11th December. Uncovering thought-provoking stories, archival material, historic photographs and compelling witness statements, St. Peter’s Cork shines a spotlight on the city’s past with its 2020 exhibition: Cork 1920 – The Burning of a City. Complementing this stunning exhibition, throughout 2020, St. Peter’s Cork will also host a dedicated 1920-themed series of gatherings, talks and workshops. Runs until 31 December

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