Free daily ‘Our Barracka’ screenings

We’re delighted to be showing Frameworks Films ‘Our Barracka’ in our Heritage Lecture Theatre.

The 6 x 15 minute films will be played on a loop in the Heritage Lecture Theatre next to the museum reception from Saturday 28th July onward 10.00-17.00.

We will continue the screening for the first two weeks in August, with just one interruption on Saturday 4th August from 12.00.

Come and enjoy this warm and engaging portrait of Barrack Street told by residents and neighbours.

An image looking down Barrack Street in the 1930s with views of the Apple Market Bar and Barrys Pub

Here’s more about the film from the Emma and Eddie of Frameworks Films:

Barrack Street, or Barracka as it is commonly known by local people, is a much loved street on the southside of Cork City, rising up steeply from the River Lee at the South Gate Bridge to the southern wards of the city. Its story contains a wealth of information about the history and heritage of Cork city from its foundation in the sixth century, to Famine times, the War of Independence and contemporary Ireland. This six part series will uncover six different aspects of the street from its social and military history to its famous Barrack Street band and provide a fascinating insight into a unique Cork street.

The documentary was produced by Frameworks Films, a Cork based production company, in collaboration with the Barrack Street Community Group.

‘Our Barracka’ was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under their Sound and Vision Scheme and Cork City Council.

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