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Cork LGBT Archive


UNIT 10, CRAWFORD BUSINESS CENTRE, Bishop St, T12 VP71, Cork, Cork - T12 VP71

Cork LGBT Archive

The Cork LGBT Archive gathers, preserves, and shares the history of the Cork LGBT Community. We have a physical collection, which is housed in the Cork Public Museum, and a digital archive Our digital collection has also been added to and 

A core part of our work is Animating the Archive; sharing the history in multiple ways and making it more accessible and engaging. This includes publications, exhibitions, walking tours, theatre, documentaries and presentations.


The Cork LGBT Archive gathers, preserves, and shares the history of Cork's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

where your money goes

Donations will help to support the work of the Cork LGBT Archive.  The archive does not have any core funding and most of the work is done on a voluntary basis.

We are currently renting office space but our funding for this space runs out soon. We need funding to continue to rent our office space and support our activities. 

Having space has facilitated an expansion of work at all levels, including expanding the digital collections and exhibits, work on the physical collection and outreach work. Of particular significance the office space has enabled us to engage with volunteers. The Archive has recently begun hosting weekly volunteer evenings, involving primarily young LGBTQI+ people from all parts of the city and county. The volunteer evenings also enable us to benefit from the energy and enthusiasm of the young volunteers and have them input into the work of the archive.


The Cork LGBT Archive was founded in 2013 and was established as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2022. We are currently in the process of applying for charity status.

We won a Hidden History Award from the Heritage Council for our 2016 Queer Republic of Cork Exhibition in Camden Palace Community Arts Centre. The Cork LGBT Archive won the inaugural DRI Community Archives Award in 2019. The Cork LGBT Archive is one of six Heritage Finalists in the Irish National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2021. Orla Egan was awarded the UCC Athena Swan Equality Award in 2021 for her work with the Cork LGBT Archive. The Cork LGBT Archive was shortlisted for the GALAS Digital Change Maker Award in 2020 and nominated for a Cork Rebel Spirit Award in 2022.