The legacy of Cork 2005
Cork was European Capital of Culture in 2005. Within this detailed article the author provides an overview of the programme, discussing the key challenges and solutions, how the team attracted new audiences and the issue of building a legacy.
As well as listening to the community we wanted to work with tourist organisations to find a balance between the needs of visitors and residents and we also chose to involve business organisations. Businesses increasingly have to look at a place, not just from a cost point of view, because they are increasingly conscious that partners and children of their employees need to be in a place where they have a good leisure time.