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Cork of Port’s €15m Custom House Quay Emigration Museum

7th October 2014
Cork of Port’s €15m Custom House Quay Emigration Museum

#EmigrationMuseum – The Port of Cork's Company's Custom House and Bonded Warehouse buildings located along the city's central quays, are to be converted into a major €15m museum that will tell the story of Ireland's emigration.

It is part of a major Cork bid, backed by international dance star Michael Flatley, to be named home of Ireland's National Diaspora Centre.

In a joint venture, the City and County Councils and the Port of Cork are proposing a major centre which could attract up to 500,000 visitors per year. For further details, see last week's Evening Echo report HERE.

Published in Port of Cork
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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