The Port of Cork Schools Initiative aims to educate primary school children on the history and workings of the Port of Cork and the associated maritime history of Cork Harbour. The initiative is run annually and is open to 5th class primary schools.

Each year a theme is chosen by the Port of Cork and primary schools are invited to submit a project. The projects must contain a high level of visual content using both photographs as well as artwork. The creativity of each project is taken into account when being assessed, as well as visual impact, originality, content and presentation.

A panel of judges selects the most creative projects and from these select an overall ‘best’ project. The class who receives ‘Best Project’ will be invited for a tour on-board a visiting cruise ship in Cork. There are no charges incurred by the schools relating to any of these tours. A prize will also be given for ‘Best Artwork Piece’ and each participating class and teacher will receive a Class Certificate of Participation. All participating classes will be offered a complimentary harbour boat tour.

Projects go on public display in Cobh for everyone to see and enjoy.


The are no Files added yet

Covid-19 Important Notice


Port of Cork offices are closed until further notice. Please contact us below.

Find out more Contact Us