CORK TOURISM: Lee Road ‘Lifetime Lab’ rebrands to use its commonly known name of ‘Old Cork Waterworks’

24 March 2018
By Mary Bermingham

One of Cork’s leading school tour visitor attractions is rebranding, changing its name from Lifetime Lab to The Old Cork Waterworks Experience.

It follows significant investment by Cork City Council and Fáilte Ireland at the site to develop a new Visitor Experience.

The Experience, which is part of Ireland’s Ancient East network of attractions, tells the stories of the Waterworks through the use of a variety of interpretation media and a new guided tour of the previously inaccessible Engine Room. Visitors actively participate in the Experience and are transported to an era when Cork was the third most important harbour in the world.

The new brand, designed locally, draws on the Victorian architecture and aesthetics of the location by incorporating the limestone and sandstone archways, one of the attractions most notable features.

David Joyce Director of Services, Cork City Council said “Over the last 18 months, the investment by Cork City Council in upgrade and interpretation works has expanded the visitor potential of the site. I am confident the new brand identity will further increase visitor number and add cultural capital to the current range of tourist activities in Cork City”. He added “We all view a healthy tourist industry as a key economic driver for sustaining our City and welcome future collaborations with Fáilte Ireland in the delivery of high-quality memorable experiences”

Old Cork Waterworks Experience is open seven days a week with self-guided and guided tours available.

Further information is available at 021-4941500 or visit

You must be logged in to post a comment Login