In the run up to Cork Culture Night, our Global Citizenship Department has picked out some of their favourite global learning experiences around Cork City. This month, we are promoting cultural, educational and global learning experiences you can avail of through a quick stroll around Cork City.

  1. Cork Life Centre Global Goals Mural – Learn about the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development at the Global Goal Mural painted by Students of Cork Life Centre. The Mural can be seen from the road below on Grenville Place, and overlooks our beautiful city of Cork.

2. Nano Nagle Place – Nano Nagle Place provides a feast for the senses with a beautiful wildflower garden promoting biodiversity, the Good Day Deli promoting responsible and ethical consumption of food, the Cork Migrant Centre providing education and opportunities to support migrants in Cork. There is also a fantastic museum in which you can learn about the work of the Presentation Sisters around the world

3. The English MarketStepping through the entrance of Cork’s English Market invites a feast for your senses. The smells of fresh fish, spices from across the globe and fruits and vegetables accompanied by both local and adopted Cork citizens is an experience not-to-be-missed by anyone. Just a chat with the sellers will take you on a trip around the world and ignite your wanderlust and desire to learn more about other cultures and communities.

4. Creativity & Change Murals – Take a walk around the building site on Sullivan’s Quay to find many voices amplified by creative street art to call for action and justice on many global and local issues like climate change, inequality and homelessness. Participants of the Creativity and Change programmes also create awareness raising displays in the window of MTU Crawford just across Nano Nagle Bridge onto Grande Parade.

5. EIL Ireland – We are looking forward to welcoming our Network to our new office on Washington Street. The EIL office is a hub for global education and learning about different cultures and communities around the world. Many of the staff have travelled on EIL Explore programmes and have first hand intercultural learning experiences that they love to share stories of.